Daquan Oliver ’14
Founder and Executive Director, WeThrive
What Words Have Changed Your Life?
How Do You Want to Change the World?
It is my very purpose to create a better world than the one I was given. Each of my ventures, Jossle and WeThrive (formerly Recesspreneurs), are a demonstration of that. I wish to not only provide opportunities for a new generation, but to inspire people across the world that they, too, can make a difference.
Why Does the World Need More Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset?
A leader with an entrepreneurial mindset produces change. In contrast with passive leaders, instead they push society to its limits to foster progress and growth. Entrepreneurial leaders are those capable of motivating groups of people to achieve the common goal.
What Is Your Proudest Moment in Business?
Jossle’s proudest moment in business thus far has been acquiring larger-brand clients such as Zipcar and Uber. The Zipcar meeting alone was my first big client meeting. It went better than planned and represented what was to come for Team Jossle. The marketing director even applauded us for running the company so well as college students. We operate in an industry where most entrants have failed. To date, we remain one of two companies in the space operating on a large scale, and we continue to do so through a relentless process of honing and perfection.
What Do Others Need to Know about Babson?
Babson is No. 1 in entrepreneurship for a reason. We lead beyond the business environment, on a wide diversified set of issues. When looking at Babson, you’re looking at the world leaders of the next generation.
How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship is the way you live life. Approaching obstacles with ambition and hunger. Ready to go through, around, under, or over everything in your path. When you haven’t eaten in days, no is not an option.