Now five weeks into this 6th edition of Startup School, the atmosphere here at Tetuan Valley remained at a high level of excitement last Wednesday thanks to inspiring talks and increasingly better pitch presentations (plus a little help from our favorite Spartans).
Nast started us off with a riveting presentation about the importance of motivation, endurance, and perseverance in an entrepreneur. He also stressed the need for trust and communication amongst team members, in the end concluding that if you truly love what you are doing, you will be able to overcome any obstacle and achieve success and profitability.
Check out his slides here:
Next, our wonderful guest speaker Ines Leopoldo, CEO and partner at Mitsue Venture, gave us valuable tips on how to manage relationships with large corporations and investors. Her husband, Jorge Quitegui, also came as a surprise guest, and they both shared some great advice for how students could best prepare themselves to deal with the big boys.
Here´s the Video:
Finally, teams brought their A-games for pitches, once again improving on last week. After solid feedback and critiquing from the other students and mentors, I can´t wait to see what these teams come up with for week 6! Stay tuned!