Michael Julve, Co-Founder of Builtfirst and an advocate for underrepresented founders, recently shared his founder story with Entrepreneur Magazine. From growing up in a small New Jersey town to serving in the Marine Corps and finally starting Builtfirst, you can hear his inspiring story on the Entrepreneur Magazine podcast.
At 18 years old, Michael enlisted in the Marine Corps and never considered entrepreneurship a potential career path. He shares how his military background has helped him in his entrepreneurial journey, especially when managing unpredictable situations. He reflects on his time in college developing a short-lived peer-to-peer social marketplace and how that experience motivated him to pursue entrepreneurship and develop his passion for it.
During the podcast, Michael discusses his leadership style, as well as his personal doubts about building successful companies. The episode also offers valuable advice for founders on topics such as mentorship, networking, investment, and mental health.
Michael has faced challenges and gained a unique perspective on leadership and entrepreneurship through his upbringing in small-town New Jersey and his service in the Marine Corps. He advocates for diversity and inclusion in the tech industry and is committed to supporting underrepresented founders. Michael advises aspiring entrepreneurs to persist and prioritize building a team that shares their values and vision.
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