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"Entrepreneurship is not limited to startups."

Eric Sherman '19 | FinTech

Major | Management

Minor | Entrepreneurship

Hometown | Rosyln, NY

As a senior who is minoring in entrepreneurship, I have always been inspired by innovative entrepreneurs in this field. Since our first session at LehighSiliconValley, I gained a tremendous amount of insight into the entrepreneurial field and I plan on utilizing this knowledge as I embark on my career path. My aspirations are gaining work experience from a large corporation first hand after college, then working for a startup. In addition, I learned of the importance and value of coding first hand, and as a result, I plan on taking a computer science boot camp.

I think of myself as an entrepreneur as I am constantly probing how to innovate products, we use around us. This applies to my daily life as well as working in team environments. During LSV, I realized that entrepreneurship is not limited to startups, but it can be applied to any type of problem strategy.

Often times many individuals do not start projects or do not continue projects because they are afraid of large businesses. One of my favorite quotes was from Tim Eades and Craig Connors, where they emphasized that “you should not be afraid of competing with the big players in the startup and entrepreneurial world.” This really resonated with me because I believe that most people do not continue with ventures because they are afraid that large companies can mimic what your idea is and that may prevent innovation. In terms of my personal life, I believe that if I work in or create a startup, that I should not quit my passion just because a large company has more resources than my team. LehighSiliconValley was truly an incredible experience!

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