- College acceptance all works out in the end—even if you don’t get into your first choice
- How to turn your college experience into a business
- Don’t wait until you ‘perfect’ your product to launch it
- Take time to listen to your customers, create focus groups, and make changes if necessary
- Stay true to your mission
- If you need to pivot, go for it earlier rather than later
- Connecting with your community is key
- Importance of relationship building in college
- Be comfortable being alone
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Meet Sabine Rizvi:
Sabine Rizvi is a fourth-year psychology and business student at New York University and the co-founder of Dormzi. Dormzi is an online marketplace designed specifically for college students to monetize their unique skills, connect with fellow students and entrepreneurs, and build relationships with outside businesses and individuals. Sabine co-founded Dormzi during her freshman year of college and has been involved with everything from product development and business strategy to marketing and everything in between. Outside of her passion for entrepreneurship, Sabine is a self-proclaimed foodie and runs an NYC-based food blog with a close friend.
Thank you to Sabine for joining us today to share your experience as an entrepreneur! Dormzi was created by students for students. A marketplace to support and engage student entrepreneurs providing a platform for them to monetize their skills and create a conversation with fellow entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur, take the time to listen to your community, ask for feedback, and don’t be afraid to launch a product or service before it is perfect. Be open and adaptable.