Total loan: $8,500


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Fayetteville, AR, United States / Services

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Nicholas's story

I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart. Growing up in Barling, a small town in Arkansas, I sold candy on the playground in elementary school, I ran video game servers in middle-school, and in high school, I sold web design and music production services on Fiverr. My family struggled financially growing up, but always worked incredibly hard so that my brother and I could have the best lives possible. I’ve recognized the value of independence and determination through them. Due to these experiences, I founded my own business at the age of 18 while attending college at the University of Arkansas. My time at the university allowed me to pursue my love of technology with a B.S. in Computer Science and pair it with my entrepreneurial ventures. Most importantly, it allowed me to forge relationships with my peers and create a work environment for students who share my interests in both technology and business. CopiedCode is a software and web development company made up entirely of students and alumni, mostly from the University of Arkansas, including multiple women and people of color who historically have not had a presence in the world of technology ventures in our country. It is my hope to grow our business to include more students and continue working with local businesses in the community.