Hey guys, welcome to the ultimate startup guide for student entrepreneurs! This is the last part in the completely free online course and program for entrepreneurship. High school entrepreneurship is an insanely helpful learning experience, and these videos encapsulate EVERYTHING I was I could find when I was your age.
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This is the last part out of a three part series where I go in depth about my own organisation, SpectraVerse, and everything I've learned about creating your own non-profit, global organisation while still being a student in high school. These videos are going to be extensive and long, maybe a little tedious sometimes, but Im trying to put 3 years worth of student entrepreneurial lessons learned into 3 videos so like what the heck.
This video series will have 6 broad topics I will cover. Each video will go over 2 topics!
1. The Story behind SpectraVerse - How I came up with the idea and grew it as an organisation
2. The Planning Phase - Learn about the importance of interviewing, creating a business plan, how I came up with the name SpectraVerse, and Stakeholder mapping.
3. The Outreach Phase - Here we will discuss some of the key insights I had while reaching out to companies and NGOs as a student. We will discuss the benefits of millennial run start-ups, the unnecessary introduction of social media, and how you need to keep in mind the priorities of your stakeholders at all times.
4. Time Management as a Student - Here I will go into some of the key project management applications I used like Asana and Trello, and the communication applications I used like Slack. I will also discuss how I maintained a schedule with all of my school work and a few pieces of advice I have for student entrepreneurs.
5. The Expansion Phase - So you have an idea, and a working prototype. Now we will discuss how you take your organisation to the next level by finding like-minded peers and expanding to other cities and countries through the creation of "chapters".
6. The Pyramid of Student entrepreneurship - At this stage, I will discuss how you can verify and establish your presence as a student entrepreneur through awards, tangibles, media coverage, and prestigious summer programs.
Attached below are a few resources I have found helpful along the way:
My close friend, Neil Ryan Dey, recently launched a blog on high school entrepreneurship called Student Upstarts. Here is the link for his page - https://studentupstart.com/
The one page business plan: https://100startup.com/resources/business-plan.pdf
Summer programs I applied to for entrepreneurship:
1. LaunchX - https://launchx.com/ 2. Yale Young Global Scholars - https://globalscholars.yale.edu/ 3. https://globalyouth.wharton.upenn.edu/summer-high-school-programs/leadership-in-the-business-world/ 4. https://fisher.wharton.upenn.edu/management-technology-summer-institute/
A few awards (for Indians as well as internationals) that I researched and applied for:
1. Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakti Puraskar (The President of India's award for student excellence) - https://nca-wcd.nic.in/
2. United Nations V Awards for volunteering - https://vawards.in/about-v-awards/
3. Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards - https://www.spiritofcommunityindia.com/
4. The Diana Award - https://diana-award.org.uk/
5. The Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders Award - https://www.wearefamilyfoundation.org/three-dot-dash-global-teen-leaders-2020
Timestamps: Messing around: 00:00 Surprise Updates: 00:58 Who is this video for: 02:27 Why should you make a team: 02:58 How you should get a team: 05:18 Advice from Ritesh Agarwal: 06:27 Where to find a team: 07:50 How to distinguish your company: 10:07 Awards and Summer Programs: 11:50 Final Tips: 13:22 Conclusion: 14:05 Become my Editor Competition: 14:46