Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The University of Iowa’s chapter of Sigma Nu Tau ventured to Minneapolis to shadow and learn from local companies. On their trip, they visited eyebobs Eyewear, Apothecary Products, Seven Sundays, and HelioMetrics. The group ended their trip by attending a panel and startup job market at the University of Minnesota.

Students were brought behind the scenes to meet with business owners, learn about a variety of business operations, and gain a better understanding of the challenges and rewards entrepreneurs face. By meeting with entrepreneurs, many of them UI alumni, students were able to understand how ideas were cultivated and put into action

While each organization Sigma Nu Tau visited was different from the next, students heard reoccurring concepts from business leaders – if you see a problem, try to solve it, and don’t be afraid to take risks in the process. The central message of the trip was that entrepreneurs who follow their passions have tried, failed, and tried again. But what makes them successful is the will to never give up.