Have you ever asked yourself why you want to be an entrepreneur? It’s an interesting question to try and answer.

While I was in D.C. I had some of the other young entrepreneurship scholarship winners do just that and their response was just as varied as everyone who reads this.

Check out the video below.

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As an Australian teen, Jacob Cass first began making money on his terms as an eBay seller. But his true love was graphic design.

Jacob nabbed his first freelance job at the age of sixteen and in November 2007 he started a website and blog dedicated to his business, Just Creative Design. He immediately began raking in clients, awards, and recognition. Not satisfied with one successful blog, Jacob launched Logo Designer Blog and Logo of the Day to further preach his passion.

In January 2010, after earning a degree in graphic design, Jacob received a job offer from an unlikely source: his Twitter account. He packed his bags and moved from Sydney, Australia to Brooklyn, New York, where he currently works for Carrot Creative – a marketing agency that focuses on new media design and development. With what little free time he has, Jacob enjoys travelling and listening to music.

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I love interviewing young entrepreneurs. Being able to use those interviews in our book and on our site is just a bonus.

But convincing people to give you an interview is challenging. If you want to attract world-class interviewees, you have to make the process as painless as possible.

To do that, I have developed a scientifically-provien process for getting the big guns to talk to me.

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Getting backed by a venture capitalist is a huge accomplishment for an entrepreneur. It means that someone very wealthy has a lot of trust in you and your business.

It’s hard to imagine what it takes to convince someone to give you anywhere from $100K to $10M. Thankfully, I had the opportunity to ask a venture capitalist, Mouli Cohen, for his advice. He makes it sound like it’s not too far-fetched to get backed by a venture capitalist as a young entrepreneur.

I asked him five questions and here is his response:

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