Issues that entrepreneurs care about include:

  • Becoming an Entrepreneur
  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Venture Capital
  • Public Companies
  • Getting Rich Over Night
Most are addressed at:
  • The expression “Getting rich overnight” is often misused. Overnight often means 10-20 years of very hard work! Verify this for yourself!
  • Also, if you want to be an entrepreneur, you will need a plan. Having a product or a good idea in mind helps too! I have met many people in my day moving forward toward an “entrepreneurial career” without either a plan or a product or a good idea. It is very sad to see - so much human capital wasted. Whatever you decide to do, it doesn’t matter…but….PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK!



















Dr. Armando A. Rodriguez, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Southwest Institute for ENG Transfer Excellence (SWIETE)

Motivated Engineering Transfer Students (METS) Center
Professor of Electrical Engineering
School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Arizona State University

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