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The Economy of You by Kimberly Palmer

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CHAPTER

5

Putting It out There

ONE FRIGID JANUARY EVENING IN 2012, KATY GATHRIGHT WALKED with her friend Imran Khoja on the sidewalk along the main road that runs through the New England campus of Williams College, where they were both seniors. As they walked toward Katy's dorm, shivering as the wind whipped around their necks, Imran started telling Katy about a new campus competition that he wanted to join. Students could submit their business proposals to a committee, which would then pick a winner to receive $15,000 in seed funding, along with office space and other support. The only problem was that the competition required a second teammate, and Imran wasn't sure who to ask.

“I could do it if you wanted me to, as long as I don't have to ...

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