College Entrepreneurs

Can Students Still Chase a Startup Career While in College?

Data & Featured Lists Editor
3 min read

John Rampton writes that college leaves aspiring entrepreneurs ill-prepared for startup obstacles in the real world -- and many agree. The serial entrepreneur lists the 10 Essential Startup Lessons That You May Not Have Learned in College, including budgeting, fundraising and how to become a boss.

But is it possible for those with goals in higher education and entrepreneurship have the best of both worlds? In this Google Hangout, he says there are only two ways to proactively pursue startup ambitions during these years of enlightenment: a) launch a startup while you're still a student or b) join a local startup while you're still a student. Rampton discusses why entrepreneurial courses and extracurricular activities are not enough.

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