Award-winning filmmaker and 1992 US Olympian, Mary Mazzio, invited me to share the StartUp Scramble story with the Babson startup community. Mary and the 50 Eggs production team crafted a video that captures the origins of Young Impact and showcases a few of my more vulnerable moments (I choked up when I spoke about Eric's passing and how it shifted my life's direction). The interview and photo shoot were an uncomfortable amount of fun. More stories from Babo-affiliated execs, entrepreneurs, and innovators are available here.
Please enjoy the reel and I hope you'll share your stories and comments with me below (despite the constipated look on my face =)!
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This article--featured in the Scranton Times-Tribune leading up to the July 30th - August 1st Startup Scramble NEPA Challenge at The University of Scranton's Kania School of Management--dives into the origins of Young Impact!
Clarks Summit native to teach budding entrepreneurs how to grow
Clarks Summit native Stephen Douglass [picture] left a lucrative job in finance to do what he does best - work with young entrepreneurs.
After years of working with ambitious young people throughout the country, Mr. Douglass, 27, is bringing his intensive, weekend-long Start Up Scramble to budding entrepreneurs in Northeast Pennsylvania.
From July 30 to Aug. 1, a group of hopeful youth will pitch ideas, brainstorm, develop business plans and collaborate with successful business people at the University of Scranton. By the end of the weekend, their businesses should be off the ground.
The guest mentors include founders of well-known websites, Peter Kamali of Meetup.com, and Blake Jenelle of MyDunkTank.com. Local figures such as Pepperjam founder Kristopher B. Jones and Andrew Cornell of Cornell Iron Works are also on the roster.