Quinn Cosgrave

Quinn Cosgrave

I am high school student trying to learn all that I can about startups. I have worked at three different companies in a variety of roles and was one of the first to join a startup that is in the process of being sold for $20+ million.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
Member since March 05, 2016
I am a high school student in Bethlehem, PA trying to learn all I can about startups and tech to launch a company of my own Quote_down
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Type of investor None
Typical investment size Under $25,000
Typical investments in a year 2
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I am a(n):

Aspiring entrepreneur

Companies I work or worked for:
Hatch House Ventures, Me-2U, FLXR, Our-U, Skaffl, Our-U, Skaffl, me2u
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Tesla, SpaceX, Square, 1976 Apple, 1970 Virgin Records

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding part about entrepreneurship is creating something that you can see someone else using and enjoying. A bonus would be creating something that truly revolutionizes someones life.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Entrepreneurs often get ahead of theirselves and think irrationally, often regarding revenue. I have seen many entrepreneurs promote their business as being in a billion dollar market or expect to make $5 million in Y1, without proper justification.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Know every detail possible about your business, market and competition.

Don't celebrate until you get paid.

When it comes to freelance contractors, you often get what you pay for.

Full bio

Since I was very young I have had a profound interest for money and the stock market.  Beginning my freshman year in high school, I became frusturated with the stock market becasue I could not do anything myself to effect the price of the stock  and was rather at the mercy of decisions made by others.

I have always been a creative person and naturally challenge myself to innovate and come up with solutions to problems that I see around me.  Thus, once I was first exposed to the entrepreneurship environment, I knew it was for me.  I first began emailing as many local startups as I could, asking if it would be possible for me to intern with them or just hang out in their office and watch what they are doing.  Around that same time I was approached by a long time family friend who asked me to join his ed-tech startup to which I could offer my perspective as a student (their target user), while gaining valuable experiance.  This company and the people involved taught me more than I could have imagined about entrepreneurship and inspired me to continue my persuit for a career as an entrepreneur.  This company is in the process of selling for $20+ million.

Throughout the past few years I have worked toward launch several companies of my own, while continuing to gain as much experiance as I can.  Currently I am employed by Hatch House Ventures to which I provide my perspective as a college age entrepreneurially minded student to aid in the development of their Virtual Entrepreneur Network.  This virtual network connects students with mentors and resources that they need to grow or start their business.