Kauffman Foundation: A Founder’s Journey

There are many definitions for the word “startup.”  However, a single group of seven words will hardly describe the journey a founding entrepreneur will embark upon during the establishment of his or her company.  Business plan competitions are an exciting way to develop new relationships and earn funding.   However the top benefit is experiential learning.

Today, iStart Now explores the expedition of founder Brandon Iglesias of ReactWell, local winner of the 2012 Tulane Business Plan Competition.

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Brandon: ReactWell is a biomass to crude oil and bioproduct production platform

iStart.org: Brandon Iglesias of ReactWell 2012 Tulane Business Plan Competition winnerWhy did you decide to start a business?

[I] worked in industry after undergrad.  [I] just finished grad school and decided that instead of going back into industry it’d be a good idea to apply what I’ve learned in engineering with my prior industry experience [while] using my new skill set in business and finance to startup an innovative company based on a bridge technology to address a significant and growing need for sustainable oil in America.

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