As you most likely have experienced in mentoring students, alumni and young entrepreneurs, common obstacles faced by fledgling entrepreneurs continuously repeat themselves. While these obstacles may appear overwhelming to these nascent entrepreneurs, the solutions are not insurmountable and typically can be addressed with knowledge gained from experience.
In keeping with our commitment to support and foster young talent, the Social Entrepreneurship and Education Consortium (SEEC) is launching a series of free online debates and panel discussions addressing these obstacles. These events are developed by entrepreneurship educators and entrepreneurs leveraging many years of experience and successful results. The desired output will be increased launches and more successful startups across the globe. In addition to valuable content, strategic alliances, partnerships and friendships are an expected outcome of the debates and panel discussions.
SEEC’s next virtual debate: ‘Is social media worth the time and effort for a startup entrepreneur?‘, will be held April 28 at 1 pm EDT. Join us and please share this debate with entrepreneurs, colleagues, students and alumni, as two successful millennial entrepreneurs debate this question. They will provide compelling and persuasive positions on this significant topic.
Social media has garnered tremendous attention over the past several years. Applications cross numerous platforms and industries including news, politics, entertainment and sports. Among those touting social media as carrying value and utility is the entrepreneurial startup community.
Startup entrepreneurs are most often resource constrained with a heavy limitation on both time and finances. The question arises as to the opportunity cost of investing time and funds to use social media as a major tool for a startup venture. Would targeting this time and funds in other directions be more beneficial and impactful? Media hype proclaims the necessity to be social media active. Is this reality or just a bubble for startup entrepreneurs? Is social media a sustainable wave or just the next dot-com bust?
Registration for the debate can be made at seec-debate.eventbrite.com.