In recent years interest in entrepreneurship has been steadily increasing around Sacramento and around the country, leading younger generations to explore self-employment as a career option. In today’s episode, we have a distinguished guest who specializes in educating entrepreneurs and guiding them toward success. Cameron Law, Executive Director of the Carlsen Center For Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Sacramento, joins us today to talk about the startup climate in the region. Throughout the episode, we dive into how Cameron’s organization helps entrepreneurs, common mistakes entrepreneurs make, trends in the startup arena, and what entrepreneurs should know about creating successful business ventures.
[01:40] Cameron’s Background in Startups – Cameron shares how he got into the business world, his work in the venture capital arena, and his contribution to helping entrepreneurs thrive.
[06:18] Cameron’s Organization – Cameron dives into the mission of his organization, Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
[10:50] Generating Interest – Cameron’s organization works with students and people who are already in business. He talks about what his organization is doing to generate interest in entrepreneurship and to make its programs more accessible in the region.
[15:30] Evolution of Entrepreneurship – How the mindset of entrepreneurship has evolved over the years in the region and how recent trends in the markets and technologies have influenced it.
[28:48] Avoiding Mistakes – Common mistakes Cameron sees entrepreneurs make in their startups and bits of advice Cameron has for entrepreneurs to help them avoid their mistakes.
[35:39] Taking Risks – Entrepreneurs often have to take risks to make their new products or services successful. Cameron shares his take on what entrepreneurs should keep in mind about creating solutions that successfully solve a problem.
[38:11] Blockchain – Cameron shares his take on how cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are being adopted in the region.
[46:05] Sports – Both Grant and Cameron were baseball players in college. They talk about how sports fit into their lives and how experiences from sports have influenced their professional skills.
[52:47] Get Involved – Cameron shares how you can get involved in entrepreneurial communities in your region and how you can utilize the resources available at the Carlsen Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
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