U Michigan • Entrepreneur Hour • Guest Speaker

University of Michigan’s engineering school has a great program, ENTR407, for engineers who reject the notion of being a cubicle slave at Google or Facebook, and instead are passionate about starting their own companies. In other words, a class for entrepreneurial engineers. What a great idea.

Each week a different distinguished (ahem.) startup founder flies in to share startup stories with a class of young engineers. On October 5th, I was invited to Ann Arbor to speak with over 400 future founders about how our company, 140 Proof pivoted from a social analytics shop to a $25+ million+ social technology business. With a 45 minute time slot, we probably talked for an hour and 20 minutes. I can’t wait to go back.

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