the Dyslexia quest

How to Become an Entrepreneur after High School with LD Start-Up Incubator Founder Rick Fiery

Our first guest of 2018, Rick Fiery, has created a one of a kind learning lab and start up incubator- with a twist-  Inventive Labs is a platform specifically designed for those with learning differences such as dyslexia. He provides a space to help individuals develop their passions and strengths. With mentoring and inspiration, Inventive Labs is helping others hone into their strengths to help change the world.

Listen as Rick details his own journey and how Inventive Labs was created. He shares how high school grads can peruse their goals through an Entrepreneurship program and why gap years are a good thing. This discussion is an inspiring talk to start the year off- you don’t want to miss it!

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Watch this TED Talk: Capturing necessary brilliance: Learning differences unleashed! | Rick Fiery | TEDxAmoskeagMillyard

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Rick Fiery

Rick started out his career as a civil engineer after getting his Masters and Bachelors degrees at the University of Virginia. After moving to the computer-aided design industry he attended the Wharton School of Business and earned an MBA. His first startup after Wharton eventually grew to where its products were sold in over 60 countries. After being acquired by Bentley Systems, Rick ran finance for this multinational company that had grown to $338 Million in revenue when he left to do his next startup - Envista. Envista was venture-backed and Rick led the development of a new product for municipalities and utility companies to coordinate their construction projects using an online map-based SaaS product. Revenue doubled every year after product launch until his departure 3 years ago. Rick's research into the next startup led to the idea to form InventiveLabs in collaboration with Tom. InventiveLabs gives Rick the opportunity to share his business experience and product knowledge with young adults that think differently to launch their careers or further their education.

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