Meet this week’s awesome studentpreneur: Sam McDonnell, 21 y.o., Industrial Design undergraduate at University of Technology Sydney and co-founder at Construction Cloud in Australia.
What happens when engineering students get together with industrial design students? Construction Cloud, the Instagram for construction companies. Sam is the creative of the team and shows that you need a diverse team to tackle a problem. Nothing fell in his lap, instead he jumped at every opportunity, and engaged in plenty of creative competitions. For him there are a lot similarities between being an industrial design student and being an entrepreneur. Also universities offer a lot of opportunities for students but you have to be hungry:he joined the pre-incubator program of his university, the Hatchery, participated in multiple business plan competitions including startup weekend (Project Pitch) and even got sponsored with his co-founders Hartley Pike and Jan L. Schroeder to attend a global student entrepreneur competition, The University Startup World Cup in Denmark where they won a 12-month mentorship.
– Ted Talks audio podcast
– Entrepreneurship oriented podcast
– The Rich Roll
– Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
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