Don't Drop out of College for a Startup

Don't Drop out of College for a Startup

Jan 8, 2013

SCHOOL IS COOL: Christian Yang of ReelSurfer (recent Y Combinator graduate) has simple words for those thinking about the new American Dream of ditching school for a startup: "DON'T drop out to do a startup." His point: 85% of those on Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans, and 92.5% of those in the Top 30 Under 30 tech category, pack a college degree. And speaking from experience, he's found college to be "one of the best resources for starting your company and career." It's where he solidified his hack coding skills, discovered his co-founder, and found answers to that "you don't know what you don't know" problem that many cocky hotshots have.

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