Checking In On The Dot Com Dropouts

from the good-learning-experiences dept

During the bubble years, it was pretty common for students to drop out of college to start their own company or to join a promising startup. Of course, for many, once the bubble burst that didn’t work out so well. Red Herring has gone out and checked in with some students who dropped out during the bubble years to see how well things turned out. While most weren’t particularly successful (and, in some cases, it looks like their inexperience may have caused some of the problems), all still believed it was worth the shot — even if the end result wasn’t what they hoped for. Only one student out of the four interviewed has returned to complete his undergraduate degree (while another is slowly catching up on credits). While they may not have been as successful as they hoped, it looks like all of them got some sort of education in what starting a business really entails — even if it’s not always fun and games (and lots and lots of cash) as some people seemed to think.

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