What is Startup Island?
Startup Island is an educational travel opportunity for college students around the world. We are building a community of young people who support and encourage each other to elevate their ideas and build the businesses of the future. Our trips feature workshops, guest speakers, and startup mentors to help students grow personally, professionally, and creatively. Costa Rica is our platform in paradise where the magic happens. This year, for our alternative spring break trips during March 2017, our goal is to empower students, who otherwise wouldn't be able to experience a Startup Island trip, by helping them raise money for their own trips. By donating to a student trip, you will help make this trip of a lifetime a reality for a student in need. For more information, head over to our website or check out the video for highlights from past trips!
Who Am I?
I am a first year Business student with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at Northeastern University. As an aspiring, young entrepreneurship, I have expressed interest in joining the Entrepreneurship Club, and intend to develop potential startup ideas in next semester's Husky Start Up Challenge, a bi-annual pitching competition. Just getting into college, I'm anxious to take advantage of the opportunities surrounding me, which include Startup Island. In my free time, I am an avid member of BTP, a fraternity on campus, I am learning photography, and I love staying fit and playing basketball.
Why Startup Island?
Although I've been in school for less than three months, from the moment that I entered Northeastern, I found individuals just like myself who crave innovation and have the same ultimate goal of creating something and bringing it into the world. Since then, I feel as if I need something more than just a college campus surrounding me, but a source of inspiration. Startup Island would serve just that purpose and place me amongst equally, if not more talented and intelligent young entrepreneurs striving to make an impact in today's society. With the speakers and bootcamps that would spark intellectual and inspiring conversations, and the opportunity of travelling to a place I've never been to before, Startup Island would be an unforgettable experience that I'd be able to share with a newfound network of individuals I'd be able to call friends by the end of it. However, I won't be able to do this alone, so I'm asking for your help to turn this trip into a reality!
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