Serial entrepreneur David Castain has joined the ranks of people like Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Bill Gates speaking at Harvard University.
"Someone's inability to believe your dream does not make them invincible. If there is one in a million shots, take it, because that means there is a possibility," he told the students. The occasion was sponsored by leading global investment bank Morgan Stanley and organized by The Harvard European Business Group, The Key Society and Forbes8, a new community powered by Forbes.
Harvard graduate Zena Edosomwan said, "This event could not have come at a better time. I wanted to give students real-life examples of how others forged their own ways, despite criticism or traditional expectations." Zena is Co-founder of They Key Society, a company that created a shared community for students from Harvard, Yale, Stanford, MIT and Princeton. They leverage community and collaboration to position ambitious youth with the best career opportunities available. When asked about When the committee selected Castain to speak, Zena replied, "David Castain is an unconventional but extremely successful entrepreneur. We have a deep respect for that and believe there is much to learn from his journey."
David Castain doesn't own a set of business cards and says "Google is the new resume." Although his approaches are unorthodox, he still values education. Castain earned a BA from Howard University in Communications, an MBA from Georgetown University in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Business Psychology at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.