Sully Malik – Helping Connect Boston Students into Startups

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Sully Malik is a salesperson, a marketer and also an entrepreneur. He grows up and has education in the greater Boston, as well as actively involve in the local entrepreneurship community. Take a look at his story and follow him on Twitter.

1. Where are you from? 

I’m from the City of Presidents: Quincy, MA.

2. What’s your occupation? What do you like to do outside of work? 

Lots & lots of stuff…I work in software sales at tech company in Newton called DrugDev.  I’m an undergraduate at UMass Boston studying English Lit. & Business Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. Also a volunteer assistant for (what I believe is one of the best classes at UMass) Marketing 465: Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing. Add a “Brand Manager” for TechGeneration to my resume. In case you are wondering, TechGen is an epic nonprofit program designed to get college students into exciting internships in Boston startups & tech companies. Finally, I run a meetup group for entrepreneurial undergraduates to connect with each other–regardless of college. Wow that’s a lot of stuff. *takes a nap*

3. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Creative, open-minded, & candid.

4. What makes you a Bostonian? 

Well, besides being forcibly given an Irish nickname that has stuck & grown on me…I would say the one thing that makes me a Bostonian is the love for the city. I love the history, the college/university life, the perennial sports champions, the innovation community, not to mention being a hub for technology & life sciences. It’s a tremendous city with something for everyone.

5. How are you involved in the local community?

Currently I’m involved with the local community on an graduate level, in particular where students meet the innovation community. I love connecting the dots or helping friends and fellow college students get involved with Boston based startup & tech companies. I run a meetup group called Boston Undergrad Innovators that helps connect, educate, and empower undergrad students to get involved with startups and meet other entrepreneurial minded students from the myriad of college & universities in the area.

6. Who/what has inspired you to become the person you are today?

Literally everybody in the Boston tech community is so nice and helpful. If I may, I’d love to give a shout out to Tom Crosby from HubSpot. That guy is the man.

7. What’s your proudest accomplishment? 

The proudest accomplishment to date is hands down the Boston Undergrad Innovators meetup group.  It’s been a team effort but we’ve hosted a handful of successful events, garnered interest from universities to host future joint events, and we ended last semester with 100+ students from over 18 different colleges! Hopefully we can keep connecting undergrads, and get them excited to become involved in the Boston innovation community.

8. Any else you’d like to say to our readers?

See what I’m up to at http://www.sgm.is or follow me on twitter @sulaimaanmalik.

 

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