Patrick McCabe, Class of '00
"My #1 tip would be ‘Seek the advice of others…don’t try to launch a business alone.’"
Krista Cavanaugh-Szlaius, Class of '95
"My tip would be being a successful entrepreneur is much less about having a one-in-a-million idea but more about a mindset. Success is a small bit of luck and a very large amount of exploiting opportunity. It is consistent and intentional daily habits along with a healthy dose of grit. It’s what will take you from being an unlikely one-hit wonder (luck) to being successful despite your product, service or economic climate."
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Gain insight into creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship:
- The Art of Innovation | Guy Kawasaki | TEDxBerkeley
- The New Rules of Innovation | Carl Bass | TEDxBerkeley
- Meet Fifteen of the Brightest College Entrepreneurs and Their Innovative Startups | Forbes