How To Launch A Web-based Venture

Entrepreneur: How To Launch A Web-based Venture

Not only is the site of interest to other entrepreneurs, the story of how Matt Wilson founded it may also serve as inspiration. Warning: ditch digging was involved!

Name: Matt Wilson, 24

Founded:, 2008

Business: Website offering young entrepreneurs the tools and resources to succeed.

Location: New York City

As an ambitious young hopeful, Matt Wilson started to act on his entrepreneurial aspirations while many were still figuring out what to major in at college. As a business management student at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., Wilson founded the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization, a network of fellow college students who shared his disdain for working for a monolithic, corporate company. Growing to about 150 students, the group hosted networking events, workshops, an elevator pitch competition and a CEO speaker’s series with keynotes from powerhouses like media mogul Ted Turner and JetBlue founder David Neeleman. (Bryant University has since made the pitching competition a requirement for all freshmen entering the program.)”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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