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Serial Entrepreneur

An article in the Nov. 2, 2010, edition of Youngentrepreneur magazine refers to Washington and Lee alumnus Brent Beshore as “a 27-year-old serial entrepreneur.” It’s an apt description of the 2005 graduate, who has been cited in the What’s News blog once before, after being profiled in the Columbia, Mo., Business Times.

The Youngentrepreneur article takes the form of a Q&A in which Brent candidly describes the ups and downs of starting companies. He describes his first venture this way: “The business concept was terrible, but I was so desperate to start something that I jumped head-first into the shallow end of the pool. Painful experience. I burned about $150,000 and a really great friendship. I also learned a ton, turned around the company, sold it off, and went in a different direction.”

Brent recently stepped down as CEO of his last company and says he is hoping to avoid “entrepreneur’s let-down.” You can get a glimpse into Brent’s views on the entrepreneurial life by following his blog, Innovate & Curate.

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