ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How schools can learn from startups: Derrick Franco at TEDxTexasTechUniversity

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How schools can learn from startups: Derrick Franco at TEDxTexasTechUniversity

Here’s Great Tip: How schools can learn from startups: Derrick Franco at TEDxTexasTechUniversity


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At only 21 years old, Derrick is already an entrepreneur and software engineer who started his first company at the age of 17. He has worked with and on multiple technological start-ups over the past five years and is now a Senior Computer Science major at Texas Tech University. He recently took a semester off to work on his current start-up, Easy-Launch in San Francisco. Additionally, he is planning his next venture launch for March. Meanwhile, he works as a software engineer at Amplisine Labs in Lubbock. Derrick speaks on how college classes should be run and taught like tech start-ups, using the same principles being employed in Silicon Valley and around the world. His premise is that these techniques would disrupt the education system as it is now known and lead to more successful student learning.

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One Reply to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: How schools can learn from startups: Derrick Franco at TEDxTexasTechUniversity”

  1. This was a great lecture and wise given advice to future entrepreneurs! This young man has many good points that need to be given great consideration when developing a start-up company no doubt!   

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