We’re proud to announce that Richard Benites of the College of California Santa Barbara, was chosen because the 2018 recipient of the Grasshopper Entrepreneur Scholarship, and we couldn’t be happier for him!
The $5,000 scholarship was designed to assist one energetic school pupil and younger entrepreneur afford the rising price of schooling and assist them start their entrepreneurial journey. The winner for 2018 was chosen primarily based on their response to the essay subject: “How has the ‘gig economic system’ had an influence on entrepreneurship in each the US and the world during the last three to 5 years, and what do you expect its influence shall be within the subsequent three to 5 years?”
We requested Richard to summarize his essay in simply two sentences:
“There’s loads of particulars and obstacles in the best way when entrepreneurs first make their goals into actuality. Gig economies, nonetheless, assist expedite and make this course of a lot simpler.”
Based by two entrepreneurs, Grasshopper has been making it simpler to begin and develop a small enterprise since 2003. Again then, Grasshopper was simply two guys with a dream. Right this moment they’ve helped a whole bunch of hundreds of entrepreneurs and small enterprise house owners develop their firms. Richard is a brilliant pupil with excessive hopes for the long run, and we’re comfortable to award him this scholarship!
Get to know Richard, our 2018 Grasshopper Scholarship Winner:
What’s one hidden expertise or ability you’re exceptionally good at?
Nicely, academically talking, essentially the most reward I’ve obtained was on account of my writing. When it comes to a hidden expertise or ability, I’d say my self-management has been key to success. I’ve been a student-athlete all my life, so if not for my means to study and strategize earlier than any type of competitors, I most likely wouldn’t have gotten so far as I’ve to this present day.
What’s your dream job?
Proper now I’m finding out Economics at UC Santa Barbara with a purpose to higher my enterprise experience and in hopes of additional pursuing my ardour for entrepreneurism. If I had to decide on a dream job, I’d like to do one thing in skilled sports activities journalism!
What class are you most trying ahead to taking this upcoming college yr and why?
The category I’m most excited to take subsequent yr is Communications. I’m a author for Each day Nexus, the college newspaper, and such a category will help me proceed to enhance journalistically. To not point out it’s an important hyperlink to different profession abilities like public talking and administration.
Describe your self in three phrases.
‘Bored too fast’. As a child, I had a behavior of multitasking always (studying whereas strolling was my dad and mom’ favourite instance of this as a result of I’d stumble upon issues). Over time, nonetheless, I noticed it bolstered my creativity when it got here to understanding and making an attempt new issues: like writing scholarship essays.
What’s your favourite methodology of communication/software and why?
Social media as a result of it permits individuals and companies to advertise their picture to the general public. With this, a service or product can obtain suggestions, criticism, and higher join with their viewers.
Thanks Richard. And because of all who utilized for this yr’s scholarship. Till subsequent yr!