Earlier this week I announced via Twitter that we reserved 50k to fund promising startups that come out of Stanford’s EBootcamp 2012. Per the request of the event organizers, I’d like to make a clarification here. We’re not sponsoring the event itself. If you’re a student entrepreneur attending this event, we may not be able to consider your startup for funding while you’re still a student.
That said, there’s nothing stopping you from committing yourself to your startup just like Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg and looking for funding. If that’s the path you choose, definitely give it all you got, and then contact me.
On a side note, for those of you student entrepreneurs, you need to decide whether what you’re working on is just another project or something that you really want to do. Events like eBootcamp are great venues to broaden your horizons and make contacts. But no matter what event you attend, put your startup first. And listen to everyone with your startup in the forefront of your mind. Don’t let corporate campuses mesmerize you. Instead, look for things that inspire you, and if you notice things you don’t like, just don’t do those in your own startup. Make the best of your participation in the event and have fun!