“Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to create something that people would use everyday,” - OU Senior, Chris Beasley, said in earnest.
While most kids dreamed of being veterinarians to spend the day with animals or fire fighters to speed around in flashy trucks, the young entrepreneur inside Chris drew career inspiration from less glamorous scenarios. He saw the value in utilitarian products that solve everyday problems.
“I looked at something like a toilet and thought, whoever invented the toilet has to be killing it.” Drawing entrepreneurial inspiration from a bathroom is at the very least unconventional, but Chris’ pondering would one day lead him to an unexpected solution with the potential to revolutionize the way people plan for the future.
Today, Chris is double majoring in economics and entrepreneurship at OU, where he explores potential business ventures through experiential learning opportunities. “Price college is different,” he said. “They don’t just lecture on how to start a business. They make you to get out and vet your ideas, see how feasible it is, and talk to real customers. They prepare you to launch something.”
And launch something, he would.