Written by: Dalyn Hebert
Being a part of a Startup is equal parts exciting and terrifying. Some days you are on top of the world and believe you are the next Elon Musk, others you have no idea what you should be doing, let alone how you are going to do it. That is why I am so excited to be a part of the EPICentre’s Discovery Program. It has not only inspired me to work harder but has also given me the right direction to channel my inspiration. The amount of benefits the Discovery Program has given me is immeasurable as you cannot put a number on motivation, guidance and discipline. The program is really a great place to discover your potential.
The orientation did a great job covering the workspace and mentorship benefits of the program. My team and I find ourselves spending countless hours of the week at the office working on our startup. Being surrounded by so many people also working on their dreams helps you stay motivated and disciplined. They have a team of mentors that they assign to you based on industry and relevant experience.
As a 3rd-year business student with 5 years of experience in entrepreneurship, I believe they did a fantastic job of explaining key concepts in a very straight forward and fun way. I am no stranger to ideas such as needs vs wants, value propositions and competition. However, I can say in the past 5 years no one was able to explain these concepts in an easy and understandable way. They tell you exactly what you need and provide great examples and interactivity into their presentation that make the concepts come alive in your own mind. If you have no business knowledge whatsoever, I am very confident they will be able to teach you what you need to know and get you excited to put what you learned in practice.
No matter the time or place when you have an idea, I would suggest checking out the program, because discovery happens every day!