(At StartupNation's request, the following words of advice were provided by Brian Rider, a winner in the 2008 StartupNation Dorm-Based 20.)
Here's my "special sauce."
I, like most of you who are reading this, have been diagnosed with a lifetime disease called entrepreneuritis. Although it's not deadly, it does radically change your life and happens to be mildly contagious. The common symptoms of this disease is constantly pursuing your passions in life and enjoying your work.
Entrepreneurs are the driving force behind a successful economy. By understanding the privilege and responsibility, a passionate individual can do amazing things to serve and transform our society.