LaunchNET Interim Director
What do you love about LaunchNET?
Working with students/faculty/staff/alumni on projects that they are legitimately passionate about. I love hearing the initial elevator pitch and feeling the energy and excitement around a new idea, solution, or side-hustle.
What inspires you as an entrepreneur and/or advisor?
Our entrepreneurs inspire me, especially our students. I am constantly amazed at how they balance their time between school, work, activities, and their side hustles. Nothing beats the feeling of a student coming in to let us know that they just made their first Etsy sale or printed business cards with their company name for the first time.
What's your weirdest (or most interesting) entrepreneurial-related experience?
Once in high school, I worked for an entrepreneur that owned an office supply company. I was supposed to help set-up some furniture and cubicles for one job, but it turned into a bizarre summer of making deliveries, carrying/carting extremely heavy pieces of equipment, and generally making it up as we went. I will never forget my first time trying to back "the cube truck" up to a loading dock and took away some serious lessons on what not to do as an entrepreneur.
What's your favorite Starbucks drink?
Just a standard coffee. no cream or sugar.
[Editor's note: I have only ever seen Zach drink French-pressed coffee]
Fictional character you identify with the most (and why):