Interview with entrepreneur, Scott Block
How about a change of content?
I normally interview authors of books on the subject of entrepreneurship or innovation. This week I decided to interview an entrepreneur about his venture and entrepreneurship in general. I hope you enjoy!
Scott, what inspired you and your team to create VentureBoard?
Avi, Justin, and I realized there were some gaps in the way universities promoted entrepreneurship, even at institutions with prestigious entrepreneurship centers. Students weren’t connecting with each other and were unaware of the resources universities had to offer. Meanwhile, universities were struggling to keep tabs on and best assist student startups. We knew there had to be a better way.
Please tell us a little bit about your team’s background.
The VentureBoard team met at the University of Maryland. Justin is a Computer Science major, Avi graduated as an Information Systems and Marketing major, and Scott is finishing up his degree- also in Information Systems and Marketing. Justin does backend development, Scott handles the front-end development as well as sales and customer support, and Avi does marketing, design, user experience, and financials.
Delving into your software program, who would benefit most from it?
University entrepreneurship centers of all sorts benefit from VentureBoard. Colleges just starting their program benefit tremendously from VentureBoard. It provides a set of tools to save administrative time, and reduces barriers to entry for students.
Established entrepreneurship centers also benefit from VentureBoard. Our platform gives insight into [Continue reading]