Ex-Google executive’s new venture helps students avoid corporate lifePosted: 2012/08/08
(Reuters) – Four months after leaving Google Inc, the former head of its enterprise business has a new mission – helping college graduates avoid big corporations like Google.
Upstart, a service that is launching in limited form on Wednesday, lets university graduates raise money from other people online so that they can start their own businesses, pursue a research project, or chase a personal dream, rather than take a “safe” job in the corporate world.
“There’s this overwhelming desire to not follow the traditional path of bolting yourself to a desk and climbing the corporate ladder,” said Upstart founder Dave Girouard.
But he said too many graduating students have college loans they need to repay and do not feel they can take a chance.
My god we need more stuff like this.