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9 No's and 1 Yes: How Not Quitting My Dreams Changed My Life | Gumption Creque | TEDxWilmington
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Gumption was diagnosed with autism and given his nickname in school. He was told as a child and young man that he would never amount to anything, and would end up in prison. But he had a dream to own his own business. At age 29, he visit a number of banks seeking financing to buy the boat he needed to make his dream a reality. Turned down again and again, Gumption finally secured a loan from Sir Richard Branson. In his talk, Gumption talks about his determination, and what he has done with his business to help his community and the environment. When you listen, you might just learn why he got his nickname...

Gumption Creque was born and grew up in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. At age 29 Gumption focused on having his own business. After approaching numerous banks between 2011 and April 2012 and after being turned down over and over again, Gumption received a loan from Sir Richard Branson on behalf of the Branson’s Centre of Entrepreneur Caribbean on October 19, 2012. He was the first person to get a loan from this program. Gumption wants to remind us why why we should never give up.

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