This is the official Blog for the STARTedUP Foundation. Look for Student Success Stories, Memoirs from Don Wettrick, Advice for young people, and more!
At the STARTedUP Foundation, we believe we are at an epidemic of purposelessness, complacency, conformity, entitlement, consumerism, loneliness, selfishness, addiction to technology. And that is why we believe that the “antidote” is “an entrepreneurial way of being.” Does that mean we want all students to become entrepreneurs? No.
This is also where students leap from “innovative” and go into entrepreneurial. I fear that the word “innovative” has become synonymous with “clever.” Having a great idea is innovative… entrepreneurial means getting into the world.
Before this trip, I struggled with how important it was to pursue my passion. I could have continued my business and felt safer because I was a student entrepreneur, but instead, I left to pursue my biggest passion in life which is debatably one of the least “comfort blanket” career fields around, journalism.