Dojo Session 6

 
Start small. Make something manual before deciding to scale.
— Iqram Magdon-Ismail, co-founder of Venmo
 
 

This week’s session we altered our usual structure of speaker and workshop to welcome the co-founder of Venmo, Iqram Magdon-Ismail, into Brown University’s Wilson auditorium to speak about his experience as a successful entrepreneur.

 
 Iqram Magdon-Ismail, founder of Venom, speaking to students

Iqram Magdon-Ismail, founder of Venom, speaking to students

 

Open to the Brown community, eighty students watched as Iqram chronicled his college and professional career and gave salient advice to those wishing to start their own venture. Iqram was engaging and open as he cracked jokes with the crowd and displayed his new app, Ense. "It’s important to experience. Once something sticks, go big. Be relentless about handling failure with persistence and positivity.”

 
 
It’s important to experience. Once something sticks, go big. Be relentless about handling failure with persistence and positivity.
— Iqram Magon-Ismail
 
 

  We concluded this session by giving the Dojees time to work on their semester long projects in their groups, reminding them that the much awaited demo day was only 2 weeks away! 

By Eve Grassfield