Startup UCLA: Virtual Summer Speaker Series With Kwanza Jones

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 | 05:00 PM

Virtual | Pacific Time

If you’re planning to embark on the journey to become an entrepreneur, you probably already know it’s not going to be easy. In fact, it might very well be the most challenging thing you will ever do. No one succeeds alone, sometimes you need a boost. That is to say, you don’t have to figure it out all by yourself. And there’s no one better to guide you than a successful entrepreneur. That’s where your Billionaire Boost Friend, Kwanza Jones comes in.

Addressing several entrepreneurs at an event, she talked about how you can differentiate yourself at the early stages when you do not yet have concrete results to show. This event was organized by Startup UCLA, an organization that boosts entrepreneurs at UCLA by connecting them with successful entrepreneurs and investors. Here are some of the tips she gave:

  • At the very beginning, all you really have is your story, so use it wisely and be authentic.
  • Make sure that you treat every conversation as an opportunity to learn.
  • Keep innovating and make sure that you’re bringing something to the table that is absolutely unique.

You’ve just taken the first step on a journey that will quite possibly be the hardest and most thrilling challenge you ever take on, so keep innovating and progressing until you succeed.

Do not make enemies with anyone. Learn from absolutely everyone.

- Kwanza Jones

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