In this session you will see the value of having a mentor through a case study of RSVTea, a new drink born as part of Macalester Collages Entrepreneurial program. Sarah Nichols a student in the program and her mentor Jeffry Brown will discuss how the concept turned from idea to product in the market in 6 months. Including investment, packaging and market acceptance.
PLUS! you'll get to sample RSVTea
Mentors. They've been there, done that and have seen it all. Yet, a woeful number of entrepreneurs start their careers without one. In an age where instant gratification is glorified, it's unsurprising that many entrepreneurs and young founders do not seek out a mentor as hard as they try to find investors. In some cases they could be one in the same. While arguments abound on why entrepreneurs do not need mentors but should only follow their own instincts and gut feelings, most successful entrepreneurs are founders who had mentors.
THINK DIFFERENTLY - BE AN ENTREPRENEUR Every life is a story. My story includes many entrepreneurial adventures, some successful, some great learning experiences. What I can do for you, your business and your brand, is teach you how to standout, grow, transform, and be successful. Working with Steve Jobs at Apple heading innovation, I learned the value of creating culture and evangelism to create a market. I've started and led businesses, raised millions in capital, and helped new business grow and generate profit.
Today, working out of CoCo Minneapolis, I love helping entrepreneurs strategize on new go to market opportunities. I serve on the Board of SunRise Bank, Simon Says Give, GourmetWines.com, Trans Global Power and RSVTea.
I'm passionate about bringing people together and increasing global happiness levels. That's why I founded RSVTea, a fizzy tea company with a mission to revive the power of celebration. We're not on shelves yet, but stay tuned and direct message me or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to learn more about how we're starting up a new kind of tea party-- RSVTea: everyone's invited!
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