SXSW Interactive 2014

Should You Drop Out of School to Start a Company?

As the average student loan debt rises over $30,000 and options such as starting a company become more feasible for college-aged entrepreneurs, more young people will consider dropping out of college altogether. This panel will discuss multiple perspectives surrounding this question, including the value of staying in school for starting a company to dropping out to accelerate a career in entrepreneurship.

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  1. Should you drop out of college to start your company?
  2. How can you best use the university to help your startup grow?
  3. How can you capitalize on your student status to further your startup?
  4. What are the indicators that college is undermining your startup's success?
  5. If you drop out of college and your startup fails, what is the next best course of action?



Madeline Vu, Program Manager, 3 Day Startup

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  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Entrepreneurialism and Business
  • Track 2
  • Level: Beginning
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