Launching your business on a budget? Bootstrapping might be for you! Being “bootstrapped” means that you’re starting with little or no funding sources. You raise your own funds AND you maintain complete control of your business.
Attend this session and learn tips and tricks for getting started on a tight budget.
You’ll hear from Temple University Alumni, Ofo Ezeugwu, on how he successfully bootstrapped the launch of his business, WhoseYourLandlord. We will also be welcoming Jossiel Cruseta, Manager, Business Financial Resources for the City of Philadelphia Department of Commerce to discuss funding that can be accessed from the City to support your start up.
Ofo Ezeugwu (@ofoezeugwu) is the CEO/Co-Founder of WhoseYourLandlord, which enables renters to find their next home and to review their landlords and housing complexes. He graduated from Temple University, where he was the VP of the student body and also the university's youngest alumni convocation speaker ever. He's a Techstars' Risingstar, one of BET's #30Under30, a Black Enterprise: Modern Man, and his work has been featured in TechCrunch, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Philadelphia Inquirer MSNBC, and more. Ofo is based in New York/Philadelphia and is also a professional actor and model who's walked in NYFW, been featured on the Today Show six times, and worked with Nike, ESPN, and Alfani.
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Not yet familiar with the Blackstone LaunchPad? Temple University's LaunchPad is an innovative program that treats entrepreneurship as a viable career path. The Blackstone LaunchPad provides Temple University students and alumni with the skills, knowledge, and guidance to transform ideas into companies. To sign up for a 1:1 meeting or to get more info, visit http://research.temple.edu/TULaunchPad.