Joining The Venture Center Team
I am very excited to announce that I have joined the Venture Center team as the Young Entrepreneur in Residence within the Venture Center.
I have worked with and for the Venture Center on and off for the past four years. It all started when I attended an Exploring Starting a Business session where I heard Amy Pietsch speak about entrepreneurship and how to go about starting a business.
I was hooked, my mom and I had been working on putting together a teen-friendly protein bar and I knew I had to ask Amy’s opinion on what our next steps would need to be. Amy loved the idea, but she saw something within me that I didn’t see. She saw an entrepreneurial spirit that had just started to burn, it wasn’t white hot yet, but she saw that I had the ability to become a successful entrepreneur.
So after ditching the protein bar idea because of the initial startup costs, I was back to square one and didn’t know where to begin. I knew I wanted to be an entrepreneur for the rest of my life, but I didn’t know what. I didn’t have an invention, I wasn’t much of a technology guru to write code or design apps, I simply didn’t know what to do.
But then I discovered a love for communication and speaking in front of my classes in high school. I started focusing on my presentation skills, I learned more and more about effective communication and found real joy in getting up in front of 30-40 classmates and presenting my findings.
And so I guess you could say the rest is history. I launched my company, Marc Busko Speaking LLC. after I completed the Venture Center’s e-seed series. I have spoken to over 5,500 students since 2011 and am having more fun than I could have ever imagined. I want to speak to and impact youth for the rest of my life.
This summer I will be the Young Entrepreneur in Residence at the Venture Center, helping out Amy and Jill whenever needed. I will also be guest blogging once a week.
I have included the link to my website and my LinkedIn profile. I look forward to hearing from you!
Guest Blogger: Marc Busko