My time at MiddCORE also proved incredibly valuable for my time during LaunchVT’s JumpStart and the process of starting a business. The approach of experiential learning in Monterey prepared me to deal with real-world problems. At the end of my time at Generator, I gave a presentation of my business and a demo of the Lumen smart lights. I learned so much at MiddCORE about delivering concise, strong, and persuasive presentations. MiddCORE also taught me how to form valuable connections in my industry and the importance of reaching out for help. It is impossible to start something alone.