The following is an article by Manuel Soberon, a G51 Venture Scholar and MBA candidate at Baylor University (originally published on LinkedIn). Manuel is one of a group of students at Baylor and 10 other universities across the country that is completing the Venture Scholar Program: G51 teaches the next generation of business leaders about private equity and how to evaluate startups through the lens of Venture Capital investors. Below is Manuel’s article.
As an MBA student at Baylor University, I have the opportunity to take advantage of special programs and literally work and prepare for a career I love. Baylor University offers a program partnering with G-51 Amplify, an Austin based research firm that uses its experience in the venture capital world to connect clients with interesting and strategic businesses, people and technology. Working with G-51 prepares me to fulfill my goal of becoming an angel investor in the future.
G-51 Amplify works with students of top universities around the U.S. Once I heard this opportunity was offered to us, it didn’t take me half a second to realize this was the perfect opportunity to me. For as long as I can remember, I have had a passion for running my own business. Growing up, my father exposed me to what being a true entrepreneur really was and I love every aspect of it. As a Venture Scholar at G-51, we conduct due diligence and provide adequate research and feedback on startups. This program has given me valuable experience on how this industry works.At G-51 we are exposed to the greatest mentors with years of experience in the industry. They take the time to talk to us, give us opinions, but most of all, they are really interested in seeing us transform and grow. The learning environment is a priority at G-51. I am a firm believer in great ideas and in great people. There are hard working people out there with great ideas that just need a little help, and I would love to be a part of that growth. I will use my experience and knowledge to get the most out of this wonderful program in order to be better prepared for my future goal of becoming an angel investor.#studentvoicesFor more information about G51’s Venture Scholar Program, click here to read more and/or apply for our next cohort.[G51 thanks Professor Kevin Castello, EMBA Professor at Baylor University, who has consistently advised and supported top EMBA candidates who are accepted in the G51 Venture Scholar program.]