Student of the Week: Jason Dang
University Texas DallasFounder | LEO Supply Co. US Marine Corp
Jason was crowdfunding for LEO Supply Co.: here
Why do you want to be an entrepreneur?
"I have two main desires for becoming an entrepreneur. The first of which is that I love to help people grow, expand, and better their lives. This can range from helping a complete stranger to helping friends and family. The second is that I love the ability to do whatever I want whenever I want, whether it be play or business."
How do you stay motivated?
"With entrepreneurship there's a lot of freedom to make your own decisions and mistakes, and grow. And at the end of it all, if it all pays off the financial reward along with the feeling of accomplishment is what allows me to continue to do whatever I want."
You were in the Marine Corp, how did that experience influence who you are as an entrepreneur?
"My biggest take away from being in the Marine Corp is that I've become more flexible and adaptable. In the Corp, plans change on the fly and you have very few resources to work with in most cases. These two aspects have taught me to be able to do a lot with what little I have and to be able to understand that things happen and you have to be able to adapt and overcome to get the results you want."
How has SPURstartup helped you with your startup journey?
"SPUR has helped me in the sense of making me physically hone down how to explain my startup idea and has forced me to create a foundation for an online presence. This gives me the ability to find out what works and continue building my network."