A Berkeley student turns an idea into a very bootstrapped startup

I would say a few months ago, I met a UC Berkeley student at a Women 2.0 event.  She was very outgoing, spunky and we’ve kept in touch since.  A few months ago, she was talking to me about an idea that she had.   She wanted to create a website that focused on student internships.  Of course being me, I challenged her on the idea.  She had some good answers, some others she had to get back to me on.  I told her that if you could get the website out there fast and cheap, then might as well try it without doing all the research.  At least that’s my philosophy.   I know that there are some people who over think ideas so much that they end up not doing it at all.  They have convinced themselves that the idea wouldn’t work.  That’s no fun.  It’s better to try than to not try at all especially if it could be done fast and cheap.  What do you have to lose?

Now, this Berkeley student and two others have launched the site InternshipIn.com.  On top of that, these students spent less than $500 to get the website out there.  Well, I guess you could argue that if you coded it yourself, then you don’t have to shell out money for the expensive programmers.  Check out the article on TechCrunch.

Sophia Perl

Sophia Perl is a product manager for a database tool at IBM. She has over 10 years of software development and management experience. Sophia holds a BS in Computer Science from University of Southern California and an MBA from University of California at Davis. She is the creator of iPhone apps PicPredict and Eventabulous.

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