Most simply defined, an entrepreneur is a person who identifies a need and starts a business to fill that void. But this basic definition provides little insight into the specific character traits and attributes that make a person thrive as an entrepreneur. An
entrepreneur is an initiator, a challenger and a driver. Someone that creates something new, either an initiative, a business or a company. He or she is the beginning (and sometimes the end) of a venture, project or activity. The entrepreneur might not be the ideator, but he or she is definitely the one that decides to make that idea a reality.
Mark Zuckerberg is co-founder and CEO of the social-networking website .Facebook, as well as one of the world’s youngest billionaires. Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site, the user base of which has grown to more than 2 billion people, making Zuckerberg a billionaire. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, into a comfortable, well-educated family, and raised in the nearby village of Dobbs Ferry. His father, Edward Zuckerberg, ran a dental practice attached to the family’s
home. His mother, Karen, worked as a psychiatrist before the birth of the couple’s four children—Mark, Randi, Donna and Arielle.Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age; when he was about 12, he used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named “Zucknet.” His father used the program in his dental office, so that the receptionist could inform him of a new patient without yelling
across the room. The family also used Zucknet to communicate within the house. Together with his friends, he also created computer games just for fun. As parents /guardians we have to notice the great potential/talent in our kids at early age and develop it.To keep up with Mark’s burgeoning interest in computers, his parents hired
private computer tutor David Newman to come to the house once a week and work with Mark. Zuckerberg later studied at Phillips Exeter Academy, an exclusive preparatory school in New Hampshire. There he showed talent in fencing, becoming the captain of the school’s team. He also excelled in literature, earning a diploma in classics. Yet
Zuckerberg remained fascinated by computers, and continued to work on developing new programs. While still in high school, he created an early version of the music software Pandora, which he called Synapse. Several companies—including AOL and Microsoft—expressed an interest in buying the software, and hiring the teenager before graduation. He declined the offers.Most young upcoming entrepreneurs will end up loosing on the way by rushing giving their idea into lucrative deals before it matures.If Mark had rushed for money we could not be knowing him now but he opted for vision than money.Entrepreneur you are visionary -so stick to guidelines not to microwaved opportunities. Vision will bring everlasting lifestyle opportunities.
After graduating from Exeter in 2002, Zuckerberg enrolled at Harvard University. By his sophomore year at the ivy league institution, he had developed a reputation as the go-to software developer on campus. It was at that time that he built a program called CourseMatch, which helped students choose their classes based on the course selections of other users. He also invented Facemash, which compared the pictures of two students on campus and allowed users to vote on which one was more attractive. The program became wildly popular, but was later shut down by the school administration after it was deemed inappropriate. Based on the buzz of his previous projects, three of his fellow
students—Divya Narendra, and twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—sought
him out to work on an idea for a social networking site they called Harvard Connection. This site was designed to use information from Harvard’s student networks in order to create a dating site for the Harvard elite. Zuckerberg agreed to help with the project, but soon dropped out to work on his own social networking site with friends Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes and Eduardo Saverin. Zuckerberg and his friends created a site that allowed users to create their own profiles, upload photos, and communicate with other users. The group ran the site—first called The Facebook—out of a dorm room at Harvard until June 2004. After his sophomore year, Zuckerberg dropped out of
college to devote himself to Facebook full time, moving the company to Palo Alto, California. By the end of 2004, Facebook had 1 million users.In 2005, Zuckerberg’s enterprise received a huge boost from the venture capital firm Accel Partners. Accel invested $12.7 million into the network, which at the time was open only to ivy league students. Zuckerberg’s company then granted access to other colleges, high
school and international schools, pushing the site’s membership to more than 5.5 million users by December 2005. The site then began attracting the interest of other companies, who wanted to advertize with the popular social hub. Not wanting to sell out, Zuckerberg
turned down offers from companies such as Yahoo! and MTV Networks. Instead, he focused on expanding the site, opening up his project to
outside developers and adding more features.
To cut story short , Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American technology entrepreneur and philanthropist best known for co-founding and leading Facebook, as its chairman and chief executive officer. His net worth is estimated to be US$66.4 billion as of April 19, 2018.Net worth is the value of all the non-financial and financial assets owned by an
institutional unit or sector minus the value of all its outstanding liabilities. He went through legal battles but never gave up. Zuckerberg as an entrepreneur is accountable and responsible. The entrepreneur is the ultimate responsible for the destiny of its
venture, which can be a company, a project, or any other endeavor. The entrepreneur is the one that has the highest stakes at the venture, thus the one that needs to be empowered to fully direct the endeavor.In a market full of uncertainty, it is the entrepreneur who can actually help clear up uncertainty, as he makes judgments or assumes risk. To the extent that capitalism is a dynamic profit-and-loss system, entrepreneurs drive efficient discovery and consistently reveal knowledge. Financial Stability –This first step is not a strict requirement, but is definitely recommended. While entrepreneurs have built successful businesses while being less than financially flush (think of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg as a college student), starting out with an adequate cash supply and ensuring ongoing funding and can only help an aspiring entrepreneur, increasing his or her personal runway and give him more time to work on building a successful business, rather than worrying about making quick money.
The back bone of economy is in the hands of entrepreneurs. Mark Zuckerberg is a role model to many upcoming entrepreneurs. As an upcoming entrepreneur I am appealing for assistance/sponsors of airfares to attend Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit Conference being held 24-27 June 2018 in Washington DC USA at the World Trade Center-Ronald Regan Building -1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW ,Washington ,DC 20004.ATIGS 2018 edition will gather 2000 -plus key economic players from more than 70 countries .These players include government delegations , high profile African Leaders,African buyers, Startups,Project developers, and International Investors.ATIGS 2018 is designed to contribute to Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Trade Africa,World Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Agenda 2030 and African Union Agenda 2063 by playing an important contributory role in enabling companies and global investors all around the world to access African markets as a one stop shop to facilitate international trade and investment partners that support all internationally agreed sustainable development goals and objectives. I am the country Representative of Africa Trade and Global Summit in Zimbabwe and gifted upcoming entrepreneur i am seeking financial assistance to meet my airfares ,accomodation expenses and other logistics. All interested helpers you can pay for my airfares to travel agents of your choice and also same for accomodation but have to be official accommodation services providers. Kindly assist meet all the expenses. You can email me email@example.com or call/App +2637773894975
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