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NameJake Bernstein
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What areas do you specialize in? (ex: Creative writing, web development, finance, activism, etc.)

My experiences being the president of my fraternity, Tau Epsilon Phi, and the lessons I learned working on my start-up, VuCrew, resulted in my personal development. I believe I specialize in leadership, critical thinking, and problem-solving. I embrace a challenge that seems impossible to overcome. In addition, I specialize in UX design, project management, and business planning.

Talk about a time where you organized/built/created something.

I find joy in challenging myself with new ideas and ventures. 2 years ago I began developing an app called VuCrew (visit vucrew.com), but ran out of funding at the marketing stage. I had to teach myself how to program the early alpha stages of the app and conduct intense market research to evaluate potential growth.

What is something you've learned related to your specializations, and what are your thoughts on it?

My specialization of leadership comes from my responsibilities as the president of my fraternity. I have developed organizational, financial, and managerial skills from my experiences. In addition, working on my startup caused me to specialize in critical thinking and problem-solving. Using these skills, I am able to work very well with teams or individuals to overcome challenges and create an organized plan to finish before a deadline.

What are your passions, and how do you engage with them?

My passions stem from my competitive nature. While playing sports, I will do everything in my power to win the game. The same translates to my view on life in general. I am passionate about developing new ideas, overcoming challenges, and engaging in critical thinking.

Have you applied to Startup Shell before?No
Why do you want to join Startup Shell?

I would like to join Startup Shell because I am looking for valuable experiences and opportunities that Startup Shell offers. I wish to develop my own potential startup ideas while also hopefully working with other Fellows in their ventures. I also hope to not only receive from Startup Shell, but to give back in any way possible.

Links to stuff you want us to see.

My attempted startup, VuCrew: vucrew.com

Designs, documents, and other stuff you want us to see.VuCrew_ANYwhere_ANYevent_ANYtime.pptx
How did you hear about us?From a "startups" google search.
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