The Real Entrepreneurs — Teachers — at Triangle Startup Weekend EDU
This post originally appeared on blog.up.co
This article is written by Startup Weekend Education organizer, Karl Rectanus. After speaking on a panel to some of the brightest undergraduate students from the US and Mexico last week, I decided something: Entrepreneurs have become too cool. Entrepreneurs are the "lead guitarist" of the 70's, the "stock broker" of the 80's, the movie star, the striker on the World Cup team, and the point guard. Miles Davis driving an electric sports car through the middle of a Vegas night club. Being an entrepreneur is all sparkly photos, fast talking and billion dollar exits. Right? Don't believe the hype... The reality is entrepreneurs are people who solve problems for a distinct market, usually with a lot of hard work and limited resources. So, when one of those bright undergrads asked me how I went from the classroom to the "glories" of entrepreneurship, I realized something else: Teachers are real entrepreneurs. Learn more and register. Karl Rectanus, an educator and entrepreneur, is the CEO of Lea(R)n, Inc. an award winning early-stage company bringing quality control to education technology. picture via The Guardian.