SPP#48: James Jordan's mentor said: don't start a degree, start a business but he went back to uni

SPP#48: James Jordan

 

 

Meet this week’s awesome studentpreneur: James Jordan, 25 y.o.,  Business student at the University of Technology Sydney and  founder of Danny Burrito, Bondi Beach,  Australia.

 

Great example of someone with a background in Arts (major in photography) who decides to build his own business. Interestingly James Jordan went back to Uni against the advice of his mentor who was telling him to just get started! However, it looks like that he managed to leverage all his diverse experience for his latest venture, Danny Burrito: On demand food under 15 minutes. James launched his business in the famous tourist spot of Bondi Beach. Now James needs need students in business development and tech. Contact him at James@burrito.com

Quotes:

  • ‘I have always looked at different ways to make money.’

  • ‘My business mentor said: don’t start a degree, start a business.’

  • ‘I had to ett rid of social life, something gotta give’.

  • I love listening to Podcasts because you can do 2 things at the same time.’

  • I have interned with a startup called Disrupt who went into an accelerator. Gary, the founder, offered me to be a mentor.

  • I felt uncomfortable with investors …

  • I  crowdfunded my business: pre-selling burritos.

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Books, Podcasts, and Blogs:

U2U (Uni to support you):

  • Need to be supported by the University to be in front of industry leaders like dominos. Getting  introductions would be fantastic!

Links:

GADDIE PITCH

Website: DannyBurrito.com

Twitter: @Danny_burrito

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February 9, 2016

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