1- Hello Trevaun, Can you please introduce yourself?

Definitely, thanks for having me here. My name is Trevaun Solomon, originally from Antigua in the Eastern Caribbean. I’m currently attending the Antigua and Barbuda International Institute of Technology to acquire a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Information Technology. I’m also the Co-founder of Project Jaguar, MindAmaze, and EDGILE Software.

2- What are your focus areas and why?

My main focus is on software development but recently, I’ve been focusing more on finance and business administration for the well-being and sustenance of my group of companies.

3- How do you describe Project Jaguar in few words?

Well basically, Project Jaguar is a progressive academic platform for students and teachers. We’re creating a closer relationship between technology & education that suits the current and future generations of students and teachers.

4- How do you think creative companies like yours are changing the future of Education?

We’ve realized that education tends to lag behind with technology. At the same time, students and teachers are eager to use the latest software in their learning experience. The lagging behind is not only noticed in the US, but around the world. So the whole idea behind the company is to continuously create a more enjoyable and efficient learning experience for teachers and students, at a budget price. We put a lot of money into branding and marketing in order to emotionally connect with our audience and become an important part of a student’s life.

5- What advice would you like to give to those just starting in the business world?

Start small but think big, and your net worth is your network. Many new entrepreneurs are failing or giving up because they fail to develop their communication skills or notice the importance of having a strong network of individuals. It definitely requires stepping outside your comfort zone but as I’ve learnt, change is always uncomfortable.

6- Do you think your mindset has anything to do with your success?

I definitely think that. If it weren’t for the opportunity from Nolan Hue, I probably wouldn’t be where I am currently. Nolan Hue is a professional development organization that focuses on youth development. I’ve seen nothing but success from all of its participants. Joining programs similar to Nolan Hue are something all aspiring entrepreneurs should at least have on their bucket list.

7- If you could turn the time, what would you love to change in regards
to your career?

If I could turn back time, I would definitely spend even more time meeting new people, and attending more networking events.

8- What is the “one-word” advice you will give to our readers when it comes to succeeding at making clients happy?

KISS. Keep it stupid and simple. Clients will always love it because people in general, are always attracted to the more convenient option.

9- Do you find as an expert, that you enjoy the challenge of an industry being complex and the game rules are always changing?

It’s definitely a challenge that I enjoy. The market and environment are always changing so it never gets boring, keeps my team and I are on our toes. At first, it takes some getting used to for moving at the pace of the market, but after a while, you fit nicely into it. Overall I’ve become normalized to things that used to surprise or excite me regarding the industry and statistics; this is something that comes with experience. No amount of education can truly prepare you for the rapidly changing industry unless it’s hands on.

10- The last word or final thoughts?

Well, as an entrepreneur, don’t be afraid to ask for help. And to add onto that, receiving a “no” is not the end of the world. Succeeding after a row of failures is one of the best feelings in the world, and it’s an experience all entrepreneurs have to go through. It’s a wild ride so have fun!