“People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something, go get it! Period.”
I wish somebody would have told me this, 30-something years ago. Instead, we all had to learn it by ourselves during those times.
There are plenty of opportunities today to connect with the right people at the right time. There are many ways of going around your human limitations and push towards getting things done smarter and quicker. There is more hope you’ll become a better and happier person, contributing to changing the world we live in.
You know the short history of hi-tech.
Years after inventing cars, planes, spaceships and other amazing stuff, people wanted better communications, so they invented TCP/IP and email. They started to publish information faster, for broader audience, so they invented the World Wide Web. They recently wanted to become more conspicuous as individuals and to have their voices heard all over the world, so they invented and joined the digital media trend. They became more thoughtful to the environmental concerns, so they merged existing engineering development with hi-tech devices and social technologies. What’s next?
What will the future hi-tech look like?
That is a question for you. And you already have the answer, but it’s probably not fully defined. With some help, it may be easy for your dream hi-tech idea to become a reality and a local or worldwide success.
It’s a matter of time.
And the countdown for Greater Lafayette will end during the weekend of February 10-12, 2012. You should register to attend the local Startup Weekend. Bring in your great knowledge and join the teams of developers, engineers, designers, startup lawyers, entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, to create the next big thing within only 54 hours. It can be anything from a website or an iPhone or mobile device application, to a completely new device integrating the power of electronics and web technologies. Team work will be critical for reaching success. Then pitch your new startup in front of the judging committee and win the competition. You will get rewarded with free office space provided by Lafayettech HUB and other great prizes and support for your early days as a startup entrepreneur. Show Lafayette people you’re different.
Come pursue your happiness.