to be a successful entrepreneur, students need to build stuff. Lots of stuff. Sitting around and talking about it doesn’t count, filling out business plans doesn’t count, winning contests doesn’t count, only shipping stuff counts.
Don’t enter your school’s business plan competition. Ship stuff instead. You’re a business student without coding skills? Start a meetup! Knowing what it takes to get 100+ people in a room once a month will teach you more about marketing and management than any textbook or workshop. CS student? Code something, and get people to use it. Anything. Just keep shipping. Build velocity through lots of successful mini-projects.
From this Quora thread.