College life for Sam Franklin means hitting the books — and keeping on top of the online business he started from his dorm room.
Despite his heavy workload as a college student at the Washington University in St. Louis, Sam created Greenvelope.com http://www.greenvelope.com, an electronic invitation business offering a personalized approach to paperless wedding and formal invitations. He has turned his passion for going green into a business venture. Greenvelope provides clients an environmentally-friendly service to easily customize and send formal wedding invitations electronically (via e-mail).
We talked with Sam about Greenvelope.com and the challenges he is facing as a statup entpreneur:
Can you give a brief background about yourself?
I have always been an outdoor enthusiast. Growing up in Seattle provided me the opportunity to experience hiking, biking, fishing, camping – and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. This love of the outdoors fueled my passion for Greenvelope, my start-up that provides an eco-friendly alternative to “traditional” printed invitations. I am currently an undergraduate student at Washington University in St. Louis and am majoring in entrepreneurship.
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