Fellow Spotlight: Brian Bosche, Dartmouth College

 

Name: Brian Bosche

Hometown: Bozeman, MT

University: Dartmouth ‘12

Major: Environmental Studies

 

What led you to apply for Venture for America?

I listened to Andrew Yang speak at Dartmouth after seeing half of my senior class apply for banking and consulting jobs. He convinced me that working at a start-up was not only the best way for me to learn how to be an entrepreneur, but it would also help drive economic development in cities experiencing hard times. I also wanted to become part of the Venture for America mentorship and peer network where I can work and learn with people who are driven to do social good through business.

What were you doing when you found out you were accepted?

I was outside Dartmouth’s Alumni Gym walking into basketball practice while eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Now that you’re a fellow, what are you most excited about with regard to VFA? What do you hope to accomplish?

I am most excited to work in a city that is growing and changing for the better. I am excited to work with a start-up where my role can change day by day and I will have the opportunity to drive the business to success. I am excited to live and spend time with fellows to build a strong fellowship network. I hope to build my skills as an entrepreneur, help my company build and grow, benefit the community I work in, and contribute to making my company socially and environmentally beneficial.

If you had to live one place for the rest of your life, where would you choose?

Australia. I wanted to run away to Australia when I was 5, but my parents wouldn’t let me. It still has a special appeal to me. It is warm, has interesting cultures, fun cities, diverse environments, and great accents.

Best thing about Dartmouth: Close community of students, faculty, and staff.

Favorite Book: The Doc Ford Novels by Randy Wayne Wright

Favorite childhood TV show: Rugrats

Favorite meal: Breakfast. Scrambled eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, pancakes and pretty much any other breakfast food.

Role models: My Mom and Dad.

Favorite holiday: July 27th, My Birthday.

Best class you’ve ever taken: Science for Sustainable Systems

Favorite movie quote: “Do or do not, there is no try” –Yoda

Favorite thing to do on Sunday: Lou’s Breakfast, intramural sports, grilling outside, and watching a movie with friends.

Favorite entrepreneur: Phil Knight, Founder of Nike

Favorite cereal: Cocoa Krispies

Most worn article of clothing: Black North Face Jacket

Favorite sports team: Denver Nuggets

Best trip you’ve ever been on: Coaching tennis and vacationing on the island of Anguilla.

Favorite historical figure: Ernest Hemingway

Accomplishment you’re most proud of: Starting and growing the Dartmouth Men’s Club Basketball Team. We started as a group of guys playing pick up basketball and losing almost every game to a traveling team of great friends that finished the season in the top 16 in the country.

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