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What are some hand on classes that helps with entrepreneurship skills?

Asked New York, New York

Want a actual physical hands on that will help with the skills I have to be an entrepreneur. #entrepreneurship #entrepreneur

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Sebastian’s Answer

Updated Quincy, Massachusetts

Hi Andre,

Many distinguished entrepreneurs have said that the best experience in entrepreneurship is starting your own company, no matter how small it is to start. I know from experience that one of the most difficult steps is taking that first step to starting your own business. Therefore, I would recommend starting to meet with others who have similar goals such as yourself through the following activities:

  1. Joining a tech meetup. You can do this by going to www.meetup.com and searching for meetups in your area that interest you. Here, you can meet with real-life entrepreneurs who have been through the all steps of a startup cycle. They can guide you and give you first-hand experience.
  2. Go to a Startup Weekend Event. There are many events that take your idea from just a thought to the next level by working with like-minded individuals. Check out events such as https://startupweekend.org/ or https://www.leanstartupmachine.com/.

  3. Hackathons. Also, in similar taste to startup weekends, you can join a hackathon group. You don't need to know code to be a part of a hackathon team. Successful hackathon teams have a diverse group of people that can address issues that will make an idea better. This is a great way to exercise entrepreneurial skills.

You can find local hackathons on meetup.com and you will usually leave with some free gear.

Kris’s Answer

Updated Quincy, Massachusetts

Andre, I would focus on a volunteer activity as opposed to an actual class. Here is what I would do to get the experience you are looking for:

1) Pick a volunteer area that you feel passionately about (entrepreneurship requires passion);

2)Once you determine the volunteer focus area, then research some local groups and apply to for a volunteer position;

3)Learn the organization and all the different functions. Express interest in exploring different parts of the organization to gain experience and also study what parts of the business you enjoy;

4)Progress into roles of more responsibility and leadership over time as you gain experience.

Not-for-profits are some of the best organizations to build entrepreneurship skills and do something great at the same time.

Best of luck and keep us posted!

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