My Experience Entering the Startup World
April 2014, I was in a period of transition. I moved back home, applied and got accepted to graduate school, and decided I wanted to be an entrepreneur (I figured I could do both). For the last 24 years of my life I was a student, and now I wanted to be an entrepreneur.
I didn't know any entrepreneurs, I wasn't exactly familiar with terms like "startup," "pitch decks," "VC's," "co-working space," and the nearest startup community was in Boston, which took 1.5 hours to get to with my local commuter rail.
I was still very optimistic, despite the little resources I had. I transformed my room into a mini office, I rampaged through my mom's basement and found a nice wooden desk, a comfy chair, and white boards; I found an extra computer monitor so I can have two screens when I worked; I reached out to a professor and managed to convince him and his business partner to join my startup; I found a programmer, graphic designer, and friend to help with social media marketing; took some online coding courses, and started reading more about the US startup ecosystem.