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Posted by on May 3, 2008 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

Young and Proud

There was a study that came out a few days ago that we found kind of interesting. Duke researchers found that the majority of tech entrepreneurs are not the 20-something wunderkinds that seem to be the stereotype these days. We, as 20-somethings, have something to say about THAT.

Most U.S.-born technology and engineering company founders are middle-aged and well educated, and have degrees from a wide range of universities, the study found. Elite, highly ranked schools are over-represented in the ranks of these founders, and Ivy-League graduates achieve the greatest business success.

I think the young ones have still got the upper hand here. Young, and armed with laptops and angel funding, I think we can change the world, and not just create another technology company. Driven by the desire to change the archaic process of eliminating paper clutter seems like just the job for a bunch of talented young people. We’re all tech-savvy, Duke-educated, and ready, willing, and able to never sleep until you’ve got the best receipt organization experience possible.

Plus, we have a good time.

Shoeboxed Brainstorm

  • http://www.google.com Samantha

    Go for it guys! My spends hours on the computer everyday, I just don’t get it. Kids these days just seem so comfortable around computers that this “study” you found doesn’t really seem right… I’m getting better at the whole internet thing. Thanks, Dan for teaching me how to comment on the blog!

    I was at your office the other day, but that doesn’t look like it was taken there. Is that a conference or something?

    Sam

  • Samantha

    Yay you guys are back up online. Good work I’m excited for the faster website (thogh I thought the site was plenty fast before). What are you guys going to work on now?

    Sam :)

  • http://www.shoeboxed.com Dan

    Thanks for the kind words, Samantha. Yeah, the updates we made tonight will improve some of the back-end processing that you don’t really see, but should improve the speed of the site too.

    Right now, we’re making sure that our tests have gone as planned on the live site, and then we’re going to sleep for a couple of hours before getting started on some fun events this week relating to Duke’s graduation festivities next week.

    Dan