Start Early: Create and Test Your Business Idea While in School
It is never too early to start your business planning. People like Michael Dell did okay starting Dell in his dorm room sophomore year. Let's not even mention Bill Gates who dropped out of Harvard to form Microsoft.
You will never be in a better academic environment than when you are in school. You have access to incredible minds and research in so many areas. The trick first is to select the right school for your interests. If you are a STEM Head, you don't go to a school for philosophy majors.
The hard work does not go away but you can align your studies to actually use your business concept as an example for a school project.. It is done all the time at Stanford, Berkeley MIT ect. Why not Cortland State (my small liberal arts college in upstate NY ) or any other college in the US?
You are now in an environment where your juices should be flowing. Ideas should be mapped (Mindmeister.com free or low $5 monthly fee versions available) and stored for working reference. Build your model in your head but it must be mapped visibly to help maintain focus and make constant edits. It should be your early version of a business plan before you format it for collaboration.
You have a captured audience with a huge number of students and faculty at your disposal. Testing products, gaining feedback, doing user groups are at your fingertips. Capture college credit, attain an internship in a parallel area and drive your products roadmap. You can do all of these while in school and you will have a tremendous advantage once you are ready to move forward with funding and data.
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