Terry cautions fellow entrepreneurs about the risks of burnout in start-ups.
He was not only challenged by constant demands of his growing business and balancing academic and personal priorities, but also people’s reactions — event doubts from family and friends — along the way.
Terry’s experiences in the Edward Prather Summer Bridge program taught him the importance of developing a problem-solving mindset.
Today, he's grateful for the numerous funding and opportunities afforded to him through his experiences at UC and Natalus, including designing his own co-op 2.0 while working at Natalus for several rotations.
Terry is grateful to OCEAN accelerator not just for funding, but also for its central focus on the founders themselves, seeking to mitigate the draining effects of “the lonely journey that often results in the entrepreneur sacrificing everything.”
As he attempted to arrange a more comfortable work-life balance, he discovered a welcome outlet in music; he is currently developing a hip-hop album.
Going forward, Terry is focused on finding technological solutions to improve user experience and increase efficiency.
Since May 2019, Terry has been working as an autonomous drone software engineer with Kelly Cohen, professor (and interim department head) of aerospace engineering. Recently, he spoke at the University of Dayton about his research in Cohen’s lab.