ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: What will the future of entrepreneurship look like? | Jacob Lackey | TEDxHouston

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: What will the future of entrepreneurship look like? | Jacob Lackey | TEDxHouston

Here’s Great Tip: What will the future of entrepreneurship look like? | Jacob Lackey | TEDxHouston


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Jacob shares insights into the emerging trends of the commercial drone economy, as well as general tips and est practices from his experiences as an entrepreneur. His presentation sheds light into how the young entrepreneurs of the future will leverage emerging technologies and digital marketing to create the businesses and communities of the future.

Jacob Lackey bought his first DJI Phantom drone at age 14 with money earned from a newspaper route. Recognizing the lack of information and support for new drone pilots he launched thedjiguy Instagram site that soon became the largest in the industry with 2200 followers and a YouTube channel that generated 300,000 views. By age 15, Lackey was spending after school hours reviewing products and administering a Facebook group for drone pilots with over 6000 members. Meanwhile, drone manufacturers and accessory providers were shipping free products to Lackey’s home for reviews on his popular YouTube channel. Lackey realized the need for accessories to support the fast growing industry and launched an online store to sell products to his followers. Lackey’s store was generating several thousand dollars each month in revenue as he identified products in other industries and applied them to drone uses and also began 3D printing products that were not otherwise available.

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