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And that’s a wrap! Here from what the team has to say about their experience with EntSoc.
“In first year, I took a big leap into the world of entrepreneurship by running my own franchise. Since that experience, I became really intrigued by the entrepreneurial mindset which led me to EntSoc. I was able to immerse myself in the KW startup community and grow my network. It was awesome to see startups grow throughout my time with EntSoc and helping them get to where they are now. ”
– Grace Hernandez, VP Marketing
“Entrepreneurship has provided me with the opportunity to combine two of my biggest interests; science and business. Throughout this term, I was able to see first-hand what startups and business owners go through on a day to day basis. With pioneering industries such as biotechnology, I’m excited to get more involved in entrepreneurship in a way that will integrate my knowledge as a science student and my passion for business.”
– Monica Chung, VP Operations
“EntSoc opened me up to the world of entrepreneurship and gave me an amazing opportunity to meet talented people. It challenged my skills as a designer and the expansive network provided me with the exposure that I wouldn’t be able to get anywhere else. Being part of such an amazing team of like-minded individuals was an unforgettable experience that I’d recommend to anybody looking to dip their feet into the world of entrepreneurship.”
– Chris Tran, Creative Director
“The coolest part about being involved with EntSoc this term for me was meeting a wide range of people within the KW startup ecosystem. Planning events such as Startup Showcase offered me an opportunity to reach out directly to many companies and build my network, as well as learn about the cool things happening in the Waterloo community.”
– Mitch Phillips, Operations Director
“I’ve always been intrigued by entrepreneurship for its ability to create jobs, wealth, and most importantly, change. Getting involved with EntSoc was my first hands-on experience in the Waterloo startup community and it’s been amazing. I’ve had the chance to talk to so many inspiring people who work so hard every day to solve important problems in the world.
One of my favourite quotes comes from Silicon Valley’s biz dev guru – Jared Dunn of Pied Piper. He says, “that’s just money, it has no real value.” I felt this same non-materialistic fire and drive for world-changing ideas at places like Velocity and Communitech. I hope we can all find something that we’re that passionate about and I can’t wait to get more involved in the future.”
– Rishi Srivastava, Marketing Director
“As someone who wasn’t familiar with entrepreneurship, EntSoc has helped me realize the opportunities I have as a student at UW. Having the chance to network with students who are building their own startup, I was able to gain valuable advice and information that you just can’t learn in a classroom.
After being apart of EntSoc, I’m much more confident in my ability to build my network and, find the right tools and resources to hopefully begin my own startup in the near future.”
— Brandon Law, Operations Director
Looking to get involved in the KW entrepreneurship community? Apply for the EntSoc’s F17 team today!