Dropping sophomore SA position for my startup?

I'm a sophomore at a HYPSM school studying computer science and facing a dilemma. I have a sophomore summer IB SA position at a BB lined up, and was originally planning to go down the finance route long term. However, I've been talking with a few VC's recently about a startup idea I have, which seems pretty promising, and have scrounged together about 2 mm of committed capital. This seems like an incredibly opportunity and life changing if I can make it work. I really want to drop my IB SA position and just go full steam ahead with this. Any reason I shouldn't?

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Nov 24, 2022 - 7:21pm
Isaiah_53_5 πŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’ŽπŸ™ŒπŸ’Ž, what's your opinion? Comment below:

VCs gave you $2M and gave you the option to do the internship?

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

  • Intern in HF - Other
Nov 24, 2022 - 7:41pm

No I'd have to give up my internship (and probably take a leave from school) to work on my startup

Nov 24, 2022 - 7:34pm
chimp726, what's your opinion? Comment below:

From the information you gave and my own experience, I would advise you to pursue your venture. If it goes downhill, its great experience and you already have the alum network and industry understanding to pursue finance. If it goes right, you're rich.

Take the risk, you won't get the rewards you want by staying in the lines.

  • Intern in HF - Other
Nov 24, 2022 - 7:42pm

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