B-Start participant shares benefits, lessons taken from pre-accelerator geared toward student-run businesses

Wes Wagner (right) poses with Intask mentor and SproutBox co-founder Mike Trotzke (left) during B-Start’s second annual Demo Day competition at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building.

A recent participant in the B-Start pre-accelerator for student-run businesses, IU entrepreneurship and international business major Wes Wagner, wrote an article outlining key lessons he took from four-month mentorship program offered by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp.

Among the topics he addressed were time management, coping with “burnout,” using motivation to complete more work and prioritizing one’s work-life — or in Wagner’s case, work-school — balance.

Wagner’s business, a “platform to find, use and manage student free-lancers to accomplish intern-level work” known as Intask, placed third in B-Start’s recent Demo Day competition held at IU’s Cyberinfrastructure Building. Among B-Start’s sponsors are Innovate Indiana, along with Cook Group and the Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College.

Read Wagner’s article in its entirety here.

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