Can our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence have the same effect on professional football players that they have on student entrepreneurs? We’ll find out this Sunday when EIRs Harry Geller and John LaPides participate in a four-day entrepreneurship conference for current and former National Football League players.
Participants will include: NFL cornerback Phillip Buchanon who is creating a board game to teach money management and other life skills to kids; Arizona Cardinals long snapper Mike Leach who is developing a product to help parents toilet train their toddlers; and Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Plaxico Burress who has introduced a line of colorful, luxury socks. Read this Baltimore Sun article for more details.
Now, here is what’s Worth Reading this week.
- Shannon Bahrke Happe, a three-time Olympic skiier and owner of Silver Bean Coffee Company, knows how to be a winner on the slopes and in business. Learn her secrets through 10 Things I learned While Training for the Olympics That Absolutely Apply to Business.
- Thousands of entrepreneurs will be flocking to Austin, TX next month for South by Southwest. If you’re there, make sure you check out the panel Student Startups: The Ultimate Educational Experience. Our managing director, Elana Fine (@elanafine) will be on the panel! For all you SXSW rookies, here is a survival guide with 14 things you should know before you get there.
- The world’s cliché life lessons don’t always apply to entrepreneurs; just ask Mark Cuban or Bill Gates. These are 5 Life Lessons To Unlearn To Be An Entrepreneur (Infographic).
- Are you a bootstrapped entrepreneur? Don’t let it hinder your progress. Check out these Practical Survival Tips For The Bootstrapped Startup.
- Some of Boston’s most successful women in technology and business are putting their startup savvy to work to support local nonprofits. Read about the new funding model that is allowing successful women to give back.