five non blondes

Ups & Downs
September 14, 2008, 11:01 am
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I’ve often heard entrepreneurship compared to a roller coaster ride.  We’ve barely begun the process and it already seems to be holding true. In our search for the right prototyping company, we began discussions with Colorado State University’s senior mechanical engineering class.  Every year they partner with private businesses to provide real world projects for the students.  The experience benefits the kids, there is the potential for job placement in many cases if the project goes well, and the businesses can benefit from the student’s enthusiasm and creative thinking.  Some of their past projects have included race cars, sensors for space travel, and many bio-medical tools.  It’s obviously a win-win situation for everyone involved and it seemed like the perfect fit for us. 

We had hoped to be one of the partner businesses for this school year, but to our surprise, we found out 2 weeks ago that things didn’t pan out.  C’est la vie.  We’re pursuing the next lead and moving forward.  At the very least, the prospect of the partnership helped us kick some things into high gear and get a lot done in a very short amount of time.  Sometimes you need that little push to help you get over the next hill. 



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