Build with Rob
July 18, 2022

Why Entrepreneurs Need Mentors to Succeed

You don’t know what you don’t know until it’s staring you in the face and you have to learn it fast. But forming mentor-mentee relationships with other more experienced entrepreneurs whose journeys you are hoping to one day emulate is an important way to fill in your blind spots with deep, battle tested knowledge and wisdom. In addition to the guests on the show and emerging entrepreneurs he meets along the way, Rob also mentors someone a little closer to home: his 5-year-old son. Rob’s son is already pitching companies, and as you’ll hear in this episode, has already figured out how to pull the investor card (on his mom).

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Ayele Shakur is a Highlighted TextDo-Or-Dier

This is another special episode where we meet an incredible partner of the Do-Or-Dier Visionary Foundation, BUILD, and their CEO, Ayele Shakur. She gives us an overview of BUILD’s mission, which is to teach entrepreneurship to young people to help them succeed in life and business. We then have Jalen Harris, 16-year-old winner of the See it. Believe it. Do it. Challenge and recipient of $10,000 in non-dilutive capital. He lays out his vision for the company he will use the money to build, and how he wants to serve as an example for youth.