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Monday, November 14 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Should I Go to College or Launch a Startup? Lessons Learned

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The value of a college education has been challenged significantly by entrepreneurs, particularly among the most famous: Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, to name a few. Yet the majority will maintain that there is still great value and stability in pursuing higher ed compared to the high-risk, high-reward path of the dropout co-founder. 

This panel features several speakers who have made the big leap to leave the ivory tower and start their own company. What did they learn that they could not have learned in school? Was leaving worth the risk? Would staying in school have even helped their ability to succeed as entrepreneurs.

If you have any questions, please contact Lee at lee.ngo@galvanize.com. 

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Lee Ngo

Evangelist, Galvanize, Inc.
Educational Community Architect - Startup Weekend Global Facilitator. Co-organizer of Seattle Startup Weekend Education, Learn to Code Seattle, Seattle Data Science, Seattle Data Engineering, Startup Tech Seattle, Seattle Angular JS, and Seattle Data/Analytics.Machine Learning. Aspiring... Read More →

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Chino Lex

Founder, TapTrax
Founder & CEO @taptrax and @screeensling. Chino published over 160 iOS apps and 30 Android apps. Over 50 of his iOS apps have hit Apple’s Top Charts; totaling about 5 million users. His app portfolio was acquired in 2016.He can be reached at chino@chinolex.com
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Taylor Ward

CEO & Founder, Hubtag.net
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Simon Yu

CEO, CakeCodes
CEO-Co-Founder of CakeCodes. Founder and CEO of Bomba Fusion.

Monday November 14, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST
Galvanize - Seattle