Buckeye Interactive President, Brad Griffith, received a call from The Kiwanis Club of Columbus asking him to speak at their 38th Annual Entrepreneurship Challenge — 1 day before the event. Like the awesome entrepreneur he is, he gladly accepted – always ready to share his passion at the drop of a hat.
The Entrepreneurial Challenge brought together Franklin County students, business professionals and community leaders for a full-day of entrepreneurial workshops emphasizing rigor, relevance and relationships.
Brad’s devotion to inspire the group to “think outside of the box” was evident from the get-go, challenging students to think of solutions to their everyday problems. Students quickly began to brainstorm ideas and share their passions for new business. Their ideas that ranged from a dj’ing company to starting their own fashion line.
Upon finishing, the 130 students broke up into groups to come up with a business idea and create a prototype out of various materials. Brad did an excellent job at stimulating creativity and inspiring these young entrepreneurs. Statistics show that about 66% of entrepreneurs said their idea to start their own companies came from inspiration, rather than education or training. I’m excited to see what the future holds for all the students who attended.