Right after graduating from high school, she founded her first company. She’d go on to drop out of college (twice), join the Thiel Fellowship (without applying), and start a company focused on her fascination with the future of work.
Everyone accepts that spending four years and a lot of money going to college is an investment in yourself. But what if you spent half that time and half that money trying to start a business?
Stacey Ferreira’s story shows investing in yourself is much, much better.
This week on Career Crashers, Stacey joins the show to talk about her experience of launching a company at eighteen that raised $1.2M in funding, learning from real-world experience over the classroom, and so much more.
- How Stacey started a business and raised 1.2M in venture capital right after high school
- How being young can be an advantage when you’re starting your career
- Why and how Stacey learned to code
- How video games can lead to learning and opportunities
- Challenges and lessons learned building a company as an eighteen-year-old
- How people overlook the positives that individuals get from starting companies, even if the company isn’t financially successful
- Making the decision to leave college for the Thiel Fellowship
- The idea that led Stacey to create Forge
- Stacey’s advice for young people just starting their careers
Connect with Stacey at: twitter.com/staceyferreira
Learn more about Forge at: joinforge.com