CU Boulder Entrepreneurs
Team Member: Himanshi Singhal
Event Name: Startup Island Alternative Spring Break
I am an aspiring entrepreneur pursuing bachelors in Aerospace Engineering and Applied Mathematics with a minor in Business/Entrepreneurship at University of Colorado Boulder. I moved to Boulder from India when I was 16, to get the best education in aerospace engineering from CU Boulder. Another goal behind moving abroad was to get exposure to a different culture. I am in my senior year of college and currently applying to colleges in Europe to further my education, travel more and explore a new culture. I aspire to open up my own aerospace company one day.
Being from the aerospace industry, I see space as a platform which promotes international collaboration and peace and can be used even further to break existing global issues into manageable chunks to solve them. In order to open up my own company, practicing entrepreneurship mindset is a first step to turn this goal into a reality. I believe Startup Island will help me practice this by networking and learning from peers with similar mindsets while traveling. As we all know, it is very difficult to have a successful venture in the first go, this experience will enrich my knowledge to identify and avoid the potential pitfalls in entrepreneurship.
More about 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!