Emily Dickens on how CWRU prepared her for the startup world

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Here at the CWRU Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, our superpower is connecting people. So we think Global Entrepreneurship Week is the best time for us to share content about the people, events and startups that make up the Case Western Reserve University entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Recently, our executive director Michael Goldberg was part of the broadcast team for CWRU men's and women's soccer games against Emory University, alongside CWRU President Eric Kaler and Emily Dickens (CWR '19; GRS '20, engineering and management).

Dickens, who turned down an offer from GE to become head of product development—the second employee—at startup Octet Scientific, Inc., says that her experiences at CWRU "definitely" prepared her for wearing many hats at a startup company.

"Being able to be involved in so much on campus helped with that well-rounded aspect that you need," she says. "I participated in the Think Energy fellowship on Case Western's campus, which encourages entrepreneurship in the energy world. All of those experiences really set me up well to have success in the startup world."

Watch a video with the rest of her comments here! >>