by Loe Cole
E-House Living and Learning community welcomed the founders of two very cool and very hip startups. Bloveit and Qoins were founded by young entrepreneurs who all attended college here in Atlanta, Georgia.
Bloveit is the perfect companion when deciding and searching for the best place to go on date night. Qoins is a money saving tool that will help you pay off your debt with your own spare change.
Bloveit, founded by Ugo Ezeamuzie was brought to life with help from Georgia Tech friend, Miguel Oller. Qoins, co-founders Christian Zimmerman and Nate Washington crossed paths through their time as students at Georgia State. These recent graduates provided insight into what it takes to start a business.
The founder of Bloveit, Ugo Ezeamuzie said “…grind, perseverance, how to be creative, how to make something out of nothing, how to think outside the box” are a few of the characteristic that make a great entrepreneur.
This E-House session was a candid conversation for students to speak directly with entrepreneurs who have been where they are. The room was filled with advice, honestly and a good bit of laughter.
Qoins noted that some of the most important lessons will be learned through various interactions.
“I think it’s book smarts and street smarts. There are certain things in class that you’ll need to learn, that you’ll learn but a lot of it is applied learning,” said Christian Zimmerman.
While these apps are very different, these entrepreneurs are all in agreement about the importance of making connections. Attending college, not only equipped these gentlemen with necessary business skills, but also provided them the opportunity to mingle among like-minded people with the similar drive and passion.
Bloveit is revamping date night while Qoins is rethinking debt.