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GW Chronicle of the Yawp

The official student newspaper of GWUOHS

GW Chronicle of the Yawp

Success: The Fruit of Education

The Phone-Up Studios, Inc. links together Felipe’s three passions of music, entrepreneurship, and programming. Founded in 2017, this entertainment conglomerate works as a record label, clothing brand, and entertainment company.  As founder and CEO of The Phone-Up Studios, Felipe continually places his foundational values of giving back to the community and being socially responsible at the forefront. 

Despite it being a large responsibility, Felipe finds directing the company to be a fulfilling experience.

“The multifaceted nature of the company allows me to express creativity across various domains. Contributing to the music and fashion industries has been particularly rewarding,” said Felipe. 

Nonetheless, Felipe has combatted his own set of obstacles during this endeavor. As a young entrepreneur, he faced both skepticism and negative comments, by which Felipe worked hard to not be dissuaded.

“Dealing with skepticism fueled my determination,” he noted.

Currently, as full-time student at GWUOHS, Felipe must balance his work activities with the school’s rigorous coursework. 

“I navigate the delicate balance between school and running The Phone-Up Studios with meticulous planning and dedication,” he said.

Identifying priorities and following an organized schedule are other strategies that Felipe employs to balance his various tasks. 

Felipe’s academic adviser at GWUOHS, Laura Nielsen, observed that his personal undertakings helped him nurture core principles that make him succeed at an online school.

“Because he is so independent, he is successful in this school setting. He is a person who approaches things creatively and is not afraid to explore different opportunities.”

Nielsen pointed out that Felipe’s knack for communication is key to his ability to manage time effectively.

“Felipe is a student that has many things going at once, but he is very good about communicating. If I reach out reminding him of deadlines, he responds immediately and gets things done,” Nielsen added.

Summing up his own personal experiences, Felipe offers advice to any budding entrepreneurs.

“Embrace both success and failure as part of your growth process. Never stop learning, and ensure you manage a balance between work and personal life. Above all, be patient and persistent, as true entrepreneurial success is a marathon, not a sprint.”


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