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StudentPreneur Podcast™ is for students who are aspiring entrepreneurs or are already running their business. Get your weekly motivation and stay connected with fellow StudentPreneurs who tell their amazing stories. How did they get started? How do they manage Uni and their business? These are the types of question they answer.
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SPP#57: Breaking the code of studentpreneurs down to 7 points - Julien Marchand
Special Episode: I was interviewed on the Marketing on the Move podcast and I shared the findings of my 4 years of research on studentpreneurs! Summary: Studentpreneurs are a growing phenomenon with some famous entrepreneurs (Larry Page and Sergey Brin from Google and Steve Huffman from Reddit). The numbers are rare numbers about it but in the UK a study showed there 80,000 studentpreneurs (3.5% of uni students) with an estimated collected revenue over 44 million pounds or AU$80M.Remember, the best time to start a business is when you are a student, pretty much no expenses, you can undercut everyone and nobody cares when you fail. What this study does is back up with some management theories our gut feeling on studentpreneurs. This is necessary to build dedicated programs. Here I am going to summarise 4 years of research in a list of 7 items without encryption in academic language. SECTION 1: The main problem is that studentpreneurs do not see themselves as entrepreneurs. Mostly because they do not know what is an entrepreneur, or what they know is too daunting (eg: Steve Jobs). It takes them a long time to build and embrace that identity. 1- Three stages on the journey of studentpreneurs. The uni programs for studentpreneurs need to take them on that journey but at a faster pace. HOBBYIST: driven by the student's personal interest MAKER: the stage where they want to make money or love the process of making money or build a product/service. ENTREPRENEUR: they finally call themselves entrepreneurs, co-founder, business person... 2 - Four profiles of studentpreneurs to identify when designing a dedicated programs: The Creatives: started with their passion for creating things. They start at the hobbyist stage. The Student-Athletes: they were student-athlete before starting a business. They can transfer a lot of the traits they developed as athletes: focus, dedication, sacrifices, competition. The Family Studentpreneurs: at least one parent is an entrepreneur, grew up in that environment. Most expected case. The Enterprisers: they started late, at Uni, with the motivation of making money or building somet