Education Questions


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Verifying college degrees while hiring engineers?

Should you ask for college transcripts or a copy of the college degree when hiring software engineers? Wouldn't it be easy to just lie on the resume otherwise and state you have a PhD from Harvard?

asked Aug 30 '14 at 18:13
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Darin Swint
11 points

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2 Answers
624 Views
Would you recommend a high schooler or an entrepreneur go to college?

I'm a passionate high school student becoming a young entrepreneur. But I question if I should go to college or not. The college degrees seem unnecessary. I need advice from experienced entrepreneurs.

asked Sep 4 '14 at 15:44
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Jo Ken
1 point

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1 Answers
799 Views
Are there any startup related classes / seminars in Boston?

I'm moving to the Boston area for a job and have to venture into building my business on the side. Since this will be a first for me, I would love to learn from the startup experts. Are there any...

asked Jun 29 '15 at 09:58
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Alvaro Perkins
1 point

1 Votes
0 Answers
557 Views
Why do the major tech companies in the valley place so much emphasis on which school you went to?

You would think being in the tech industry they would understand that some of the brightest technologists in history didn't go to an ivy league school. Yet Google, Facebook, Twitter -- they all...

asked Jul 17 '14 at 10:29
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James Chowdhury
9 points

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571 Views
Is college worth going to if you're a founder?

I've been running a successful social media marketing business for the last year and half (just me at the moment, no employees). Should I go to college for a degree or just continue growing my...

asked Jun 1 '14 at 13:42
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2 Votes
1 Answers
633 Views
Educational startups: how do you handle down seasons?

Almost any education related website sees a spike when school is in and then traffic drops off (by over half in my case) when school it out. How do other startups deal with seasonal traffic, and...

asked May 2 '14 at 00:55
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Lakisha Black
14 points

2 Votes
2 Answers
905 Views
Is it worth getting an MBA before doing your startup?

Would you recommend getting an MBA in order to be better positioned to run a startup? If not, what are some concepts that MBAs learn that one can study on their own time?

asked Apr 18 '14 at 19:55
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Ronald Ramos
12 points

8 Votes
3 Answers
1.81K Views
Why have most successful entrepreneurs gone to ivy league colleges?

Is there any correlation between going to an ivy league school and being successful in startups? Almost every successful startup in the valley has a founder which went to an ivy league school.Also,...

asked Mar 26 '14 at 23:26
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Martha Gonzales
55 points

2 Votes
3 Answers
849 Views
Best educational videos when just starting with entrepreneurship?

Just came across a question here which asked about best motivational videos for entrepreneurs.Along those lines:Which are the best instructional videos (with actual advice, not just motivational...

asked Mar 24 '14 at 10:59
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Daniel Martin
60 points

1 Votes
2 Answers
534 Views
How to teach kids entrepreneurial skills?

What are some things and ways to teach a child entrepreneurship skills that will help shape them?

asked Mar 16 '14 at 10:59
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Chung Mejia
30 points

1 Votes
1 Answers
891 Views
What one thing would you change from your school experience?

What was the biggest pain point that you felt as a student (high school or college) in the United States?

asked Mar 9 '14 at 04:50
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Christian Milligan
85 points

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1 Answers
412 Views
Is an MBA useful in starting a company?

I am deciding on whether to go back to school or just learn the relevant things myself.What parts of an MBA would you say are the most beneficial to a startup?

asked Feb 25 '14 at 22:54
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Stanley Baggett
100 points

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379 Views
What skills are most important to a product management role?

I'm doing an MBA and would like to ask which skills should I focus on the most for a product management role?Reason being that if I'm not being taught those, I can self-educate on those items as I go.

asked Feb 24 '14 at 13:08
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Dan Allen
10 points

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1 Answers
531 Views
Would enterprise level companies need a platform to educate their employees? What tools currently exist?

Are there any available platforms that provide a way for big companies to educate their employees on procedures online? I am thinking of building such a solution and interested to hear thoughts if...

asked Feb 21 '14 at 11:30
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Jasmine Williams
50 points

3 Votes
1 Answers
685 Views
Is the educational space profitable to create an SaaS product?

Is it possible to start a company in the educational space that can reach several million dollars in revenue? Most of the innovation in the space seems to be coming from non-profits like Khan...

asked Feb 13 '14 at 20:47
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Edward Marra
16 points

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547 Views
Revenue Models and advertising revenue

I am new to making/managing websites. Infact, I haven't even dipped my toe in yet. I have an idea with a potential client base in Millions(education related). The content is being provided by a...

asked Nov 25 '13 at 07:07
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Bernard
1 point

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2 Answers
552 Views
How to handle employee when founding CEO has low educational qualification than employee?

Will there be any ego problems when founding CEO ( not necessarily CEO - any person who founded the company and now running it) has low educational qualification than his new employees? What to do...

asked Feb 24 '13 at 18:21
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Abhijit Navale
245 points

3 Votes
2 Answers
846 Views
How can I get seed funding for an educational startup?

I have looked into Imagine k-12, and sadly they are closed to new applicants right now which I'm super bummed about, and NewSchools. How else can I get seed funding for an educational startup that...

asked Dec 2 '12 at 19:18
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Apis Girl
38 points

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4 Answers
774 Views
What kind of knowledge do you need to start a company?

Surely someone must have asked this before, but I couldn't find it, so here goes. I have a degree in computer science. I'm a software developer. But I love the idea of getting into business. But I...

asked Nov 15 '12 at 07:06
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Aerovistae
115 points

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How can I apply the Lean Startup technique to an online course

The course will be made up of videos and we're going to have them professionally filmed all at one time, and we won't be able to do them twice, so I'm not sure how I would make a minimum viable...

asked Nov 17 '12 at 12:36
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User1739162
3 points