In the United States, entrepreneurship begins in high school. In the United States, entrepreneurship begins in high school
Palo Alto, California - like many young entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, matthewslipper knows that success is hard won. The education enterprise he founded in his first venture ended in failure. Secondly, compared with the traditional building method, the video sharing application he developed for iPhone sold only 20 copies
but slipper is optimistic and has reason to be optimistic. He is only 18 years old and is one of the founders of the paly entrepreneursclub. This club is an extracurricular activity group set up by the local high school last September. The creativity comes from about 10 students who are committed to creating the future
the Palo Alto High School Entrepreneur Club was founded by about 10 students dedicated to creating the future
slipper said, "I want to do something closely related to the new trend."
in high school clubs like "future business leaders ofAmerica", budding leaders use virtual money to invest in the stock market or study financial principles. Members of this entrepreneurial club have an unusual interest in Silicon Valley: they want to start their own businesses
in the academic year, they will meet every week to discuss their enterprises and ideas, discuss financing strategies and new markets, and invite speakers. Once, they talked with a software engineer in Sweden through Skype. The engineer described to them the complexities of running the music businessVincentgurle, 18, said that starting a company in high school "has great opportunities, such as ligament repair and reconstruction, drug-eluting stents, targeted drug transport, etc.". He said that in the future life, "if your business fails, you may be forced to run back and live with your parents, and we already live with them."
gler will study at the University of California, Santa Cruz this fall. Last year, he began to arrange students to work as software testers in the company. Unable to find enough companies interested in buying services, the business eventually died. At the recent club meeting, he said that he thought his efforts were still successful, because next time, if he returns to the people he once met with other ideas, those people will remember him
now he is learning how to program Microsoft's new operating system
the projects that club members have done include establishing a social network to help teenagers quickly organize learning groups, and establishing a trading network for virtual currency bitcoin. They also brainstormed new ideas for geolocation games and new grocery store scanners
at a recent meeting, a dozen boys gathered in a spare economics classroom at Palo Alto High School (commonly known as paly). The demographic statistics of this gathering also echo Silicon Valley; There were no girls in the club, although all the boys said they wanted some girls to join
there are almost no laptops or even tablets in the room, which is very suitable for the world in the post computer era. All the boys work with paper or intelligence, and then show their latest ideas around
slipper plans to serve in the r.o.t.c bootcamp first, and then study at the University of California, SantaBarbara. While showing his video sharing application, he explained quickly, so as to set aside enough time for all members to complete their creative speeches before the lunch bell rang
when interpreting relevant codes, "Syntax is not difficult. I only spent about two weeks learning the C language of IOS platform. I simulated instagram's photo sharing business, balancing speed and easing traffic." Other young entrepreneurs nodded sympatheticallyAaron Bajor, 18, is also one of the founders of the club. He asked slipper, "how do you protect your intellectual property?" Bayor is waiting for everyone to discuss his own project chart, which is a social network to help these entrepreneurs enter the university campus
slipper answered confidently, "others can copy your ideas, but the copied things are always half familiar. After all, this idea is not theirs."
next, it's the turn of another founder of the club, James MAA, to discuss his project, a study group social network
Ma said apologetically, "our social network has not been opened to the public." The 18-year-old Ma plans to study computer science at the University of California, Berkeley this fall. Ma participated in many social activities, including many entrepreneurial activities, which prevented him from creating this network he called "bubble"
not everyone has brought items for display, and it is acceptable not to bring them
Bayor, who is about to study business management at the University of Southern California, said, "the main purpose of the club is to inspire inspiration. Inspiration may emerge at any time. Even if you don't have a good idea now, as long as you have the ability and passion, others will let you join their team."
the parents of these students work in high-tech industries. Every breath of air they breathe and everything they learn at home are full of entrepreneurial enthusiasm
when talking about students in the whole Silicon Valley, Aaron Levie, 27, CEO of box, a data storage company, said: "the unfair competitive advantage of children here is really too great." Recently, he delivered a speech at the science and Technology Week held by another high school in the region, which is located near Los Altos high school. "We have a lot of computers in Seattle, but venture capitalists never visit us," he said