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The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos is offering a class where students can learn the process of starting a successful company from someone who has both academic training in entrepreneurship and the experience of turning his garage-invented technology into a business.
“Everybody has an idea,” said Nicholas Seet, who will teach Introduction to Entrepreneurship at UNM-LA during the spring semester. “This class will be a roadmap to making it happen. I will give you the steps you need to take. There is nothing mysterious about it. You just have to follow your bliss and do it.”
The class begins Feb. 22 and ends May 3. It’s open to everyone and the schedule, from noon-4 p.m. every Friday, may appeal to UNM-LA students, LANL employees, parents, retirees and professionals.
Seet is an entrepreneur and founder of Auditude, a venture backed online video advertising platform that was acquired by Adobe in November 2011. In 2005, he won the Rice University Business Plan Competition for his business concept. Auditude grew from an MP3 identification company to become the fourth largest video ad network in the world. Entrepreneurship let Seet leave his “day job” and eventually lead a company of 50 people, earning a return for himself and his investors.
Seet said he enjoys sharing his knowledge and experience with anyone interested in pursuing entrepreneurship and encouraging people to follow their dreams. He is an experienced speaker who has given talks at entrepreneur conferences at Rice University, Indiana University, UC Davis and Harvey Mudd College.
Dr. Cindy Rooney, associate dean at UNM-LA, said, “We are excited to have Nicholas Seet teach this course for us. He is uniquely qualified with his educational background, his own success as an entrepreneur, and his experience in speaking at various Entrepreneurship conferences.”
Seet graduated from Harvey Mudd College (Claremont, Calif.) with bachelor’s degrees in engineering and economics. He received his master’s degree at the University of California-Los Angeles Anderson School of Management, majoring in entrepreneurship and finance.
Those interested in signing up for Introduction to Entrepreneurship may register online or in person at UNM-LA. Call UNM-LA Student Services at 662-0332 for more information.
For more information on Seet, visit NicholasSeet.com.