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Day 1 Startup Institute Journal

Today was my first day as an associate at the Startup Institute in Boston. I’ve been looking forward to seeing exactly what is going on over there. I’m happy to report that I’m very pleased and excited to be a part of it all.

Right off the bat during orientation the CEO and co-founder Aaron OHearn announced the name change from Boston Startup School to The Startup Institute because they are opening another in  New York.  I got the feeling I was witnessing history in the making.

The mood in the room was edgy and fun. In 8 hours I saw a four person panel of a few local startup all stars answering questions, adults making towers out of marshmallows and spaghetti, friends being made, skills being learned, and everyone breaking down what they suck most at.

There were a lot of talented people packed into one room, all well educated and looking to add to their skill set every day for the next 8 weeks. The students themselves were full of knowledge and to see all of them together so eager to learn and share was incredibly inspiring.

The staff was awesome. I was impressed with the product they have put together for the students. They kept the energy up all day long and did not stop throwing out top quality content and kept everyone excited for more. I learned a lot from the team and realized I have a lot more to learn still.

I’m very happy with where I am right now and so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of what I’m seeing happen in front of me. There was so much sharing and growth. If every day is half as great as today, this is going to be a great 8 weeks.

When I’m not passed out on my keyboard I’m planning on blogging about my experiences as an associate at the Startup Institute in Boston during the Spring 2013 class. I think what they do is amazing I hope I can do it justice here so that others can get some perspective.

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