New startups happen everyday and at various stages in our lives, but the growth and fostering of these ideas are not always prevalent early in our developmental lives. Sometimes ideas can only become real when we have the money or are looking to make life changing decisions to alter the course of our lives. What if new business ideas could be nurtured from the student level? With the success of university based startups like Facebook, more and more education systems are introducing areas to help develop new ideas.
For the longest time San Francisco had been the local area that gave back to new idea opportunities. With Sprouter’s success in Toronto, new business development in the internet technology world is also gaining steam, with Toronto becoming the Silicon Valley in the North. Now the occurrence of “The Garage” within NC State University, Raleigh, NC is providing another facility for students to attain the tools and resources to develop and launch new business ideas.
Sponsored by the Red Hat company, The Garage is a business-generating project that will help students with software development, product design, and services that will help lead to the launch of a new startup.
Advancing entrepreneurial opportunities should become a more customary objective in schools across America and Canada, in order to help develop new ideas more constantly. Facilities like The Garage need to be opened more often in order to give young individuals a chance to realize what opportunities can exist and how to devise solutions to problems / maneuver around the pot holes of new business development. The Garage is one step, but more of these facilities need to exist in order to give students the power to think, dream, empower and help create new and diverse leaders.