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Founding of Teach for America: Entrepreneurs Envision What Others Say is Impossible October 19, 2003
Kim Smith    |   New Schools Venture Fund
Entrepreneurial Thought Leader Speaker Series
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Smith talks about how a series of experiences prepare an entrepreneur to found a new venture. Entrepreneurship is about solving a problem in a better way and finding a way to make it happen, despite everyone telling you it cannot be done, she says. People did not believe Teach for America would work, but Smith and founder Wendy Kopp realized people weren't becoming teachers because they weren't being recruited and the process to get certified was too bureaucratic. They created a model in Teach for America that solved these problems, and were successful, she adds.

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