- Marty Zwilling is a startup angel investor and the CEO of Startup Professionals.
- For students aspiring to launch their own startups, Zwilling recommends taking advantage of school resources like practice programs and mentorships.
- College is the perfect environment to network with peers and successful alumni, and look for related internships to learn more about the industry.
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A question I hear a lot from young entrepreneurs is whether a university degree is important to startup success, or just a distraction in achieving their purpose in the world. They are quick to point out that many of today’s top entrepreneurs, including Evan Williams (Twitter), Bill Gates (Microsoft), and Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), dropped out of school to get on with their dreams.
I certainly agree that you won’t learn all you need in school to run an innovative and successful startup. But I don’t believe that