"...and that's how we're planning to expand our consumer base. We're projecting 200% consumer growth over the next 2 weeks, and we're very excited about the opportunities this creates."
Applause filled the room, as the speaker, a short, Asian girl stepped down. Connor's nerves got worse as his turn came closer and closer. The line that leads to the presentation space in front of the hall got shorter as another student walked up. He looked over to his business partner, sitting nonchalantly at the table. Nick gave him a thumbs up and a smile, a smile that would be much more convincing if Connor didn't know he was high as a kite right now.
Goddamn it. Connor thought to himself. This was never a good idea to start with.
It was a stupid idea, but one that came from a problem Connor had. When he jokingly mentioned it to his roommate Nick, he was uncharacteristically enthusiastic and together a business was born. They had no idea that one sale would turn into two, then tens, then hundreds. Before long Connor was in far over his head, planning new hires and expansions and venture funding. They even entered this entrepreneurship competition, but now that they were here they felt...
This was such a bad idea...I can't do this. Connor fretted in his mind as the line got shorter and shorter.
"And finally, welcome, Coronary Crepes!" The cheery instructor announced.