Startup Coaching in Costa Rica

 

Startup Island is a personal and professional development accelerator connecting entrepreneurial-minded students and young professionals.

In March 2017, I led a workshop on freelance entrepreneurship & creative thinking during their Costa Rica spring break trip. I set up an activity where 18 students used creative thinking to come up with six startup ideas to address the issues of water scarcity, animal cruelty, mental stability, self-awareness, women empowerment and the refugee crisis.

I also coached students in starting their own ventures including Brittney, a daytime economics student at Northeastern and nighttime painter. The following July, I launched a gallery show which enabled her to exhibit her work for the first time. 

 
 
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The most incredible part about this experience was that in a week, strangers became family. A feeling hard to describe with words so here are some photographs I snapped !

 
 
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