Mihaela is a first year student at The Entrepreneurship Academy. The reason she came to this college is the pleasure of working in teams and achieving valuable knowledge by getting projects done. She’s currently building a marketing agency and working for a start-up in order to gain experience in entrepreneurship.
In my first year of faculty I tried to start a marketplace for house-services like cleaning, grocery-shopping, etc. Unfortunately, I found it way too challenging to aggregate supply on the Romanian market and I was too unexperienced for it, so I shut it down after 1 year and 15,000 EUROS in revenue.
When I first joined EA, I had no clue about what business I wanted to start or want I wanted to do. In the 1st year, I initiated and joined several projects that attracted me, at first, at least. Looking back, I realise that I was actually looking to discover myself, my passions and the field in which I could have the greatest impact.
My entrepreneurial journey started with a huge failure. I’ve spent my first year at EA trying to launch a business idea which aimed to bring healthy food in public schools using vending machines. What I didn’t acknowledge at that time was that the food business is tough
Seeing that my colleagues are taking initiative and launching start-ups in the first year of faculty, I got encouraged by my them and also opened my first business at 19, in the second semester of year 1.