Matt Wilson - GenY Success ShowAbout This Episode

Matt Wilson is the co-founder of Under30CEO and Under30Experiences. He graduated from Bryant University in 2008 into a tough economy and never decided to pursue the corporate route. We talk about his journey as an entrepreneur, the ups and downs of running a business and doing work that inspire you.

He’s super well traveled and talks about how traveling has changed his perspective on life and business. I’m going to the Costa Rica trip with Under30Experiences and he talks quite a bit about how to get started with traveling. Here’s a great quote from the episode:

“If you want to take over the world, you better understand it first.”

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Key Points

  • Matt talks about his heavy involvement in creating the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Program at Bryant University
  • Matt’s parents weren’t entrepreneurs, but they did teach him some important lessons that he’s applied to business
  • Surrounding yourself with a supportive crowd is crucial to becoming a successful business owner, and you can do it online to get going!
  • If you’re not sure whether or not entrepreneurship is for you, do a small test
  • You don’t need a bunch of money to start a business anymore…you can do it for a few hundred bucks!
  • Matt talks about starting Under30CEO and having no clue how he was going to make money from it
  • Is following your passion good or bad advice?
  • College alone isn’t going to teach you how to become an entrepreneur
  • Starting a business on the side is a great way to get started, you don’t have to quit your day job
  • Matt took a random trip to Iceland, and that’s where he had a major AHA! moment
  • For traveling inspiration, check out National Geographic on Instagram

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