Interview with an Entrepreneur Essay

You are students at one of the finest academic institutions at the doorstep of Silicon Valley.  Startup founders are all around you.  You are tasked with tracking down a local entrepreneur (not a relative or a friend) and interviewing him or her about the experience of taking an idea and turning it into a real product or service.  Please write and submit a 2-page essay capturing what you learn from the experience.


Asks quality questions (examples below) to capture the entrepreneur’s journey: 50%

–Inspiration for the Startup

–Vision for the Startup

–Why the entrepreneur is passionate about the product/service

–Challenges building a team

–Challenges raising money

–How the entrepreneur found the first customers

Relates the Entrepreneur’s experience to knowledge gained in the course: 25%

Quality and clarity of writing: 25%

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