Chris and I have been pondering the idea of a start-up since college. Both of us have spent the past couple years exchanging ideas for potential ventures. Ironically both of us never actually maned up to quit our jobs and pursue those ideas. For that very reason we started Don’t Flip Burgers.com.
After all those hours, reviewing potential investments and running numbers, we realized that we already had something really good underway. We both have great jobs at great companies, we are excited about what we get to do, and we make good money doing it. We concluded that it was less about making something our own and the quest for the quick $$ but instead it is about wanting to do something we were truly passionate about. Our decision was to stick to what we were doing and move on with our lives and current jobs, but still [enter the entrepreneurial spirit] we were restless – full of ideas for new crazy/stupid/irrational/and then “this-might-actually-work-this –time” business ideas. The result is Don’t Flip Burgers.com.
I credit this idea to our years of Jesuit education (Chris with 8+ years & myself with 4). It is the result of a truly Jesuit journey: involving hours of discussion & of course lots of wine and food – the result is a truly “Jesuit” venture just as much as the process of arriving there was.
Don’t Flip Burgers.com is a venture that aims to assist current and recent college graduates find “meaningful” employment.
Meaningful of course standing for: fun, engaging, lucrative, and long-term. We are here to help students currently in college or just out of college: identify their strengths & weaknesses, find their passions, and translate them into meaningful employment. What we have found is that career and placement centers are a plenty out there – all with varying degrees of greatness – but what is missing from the equation is the guidance required to navigate what comes before you enter those “centers.”