At hubSC we think a lot about what it takes to be an entrepreneur. At times it can be hard to define. A common misconception is the difference between an inventor and an entrepreneur. Inventors build amazing things, such as Tim Berners-Lee who is known as the father of the internet. Entrepreneurs, however, build, refine and/or combine amazing things that people decide to buy. It is often creating an emotional connection to their product, service or social enterprise that helps the entrepreneur sell. That’s how Steve Jobs made you love something that already existed, the cell phone.
Understanding and teaching the skills that an entrepreneur needs to develop are even more important to hubSC. These skills are grouped into three general categories- Ideas & Opportunities, Resources and Taking Action. While ideas are important, creating the environment to succeed and have the resilience and perseverance to continue when things get tough are is equally important. As Winston Churchill said, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”.
hubSC- embrace the spirit.