The idea that university degrees don’t matter is a Silicon Valley fantasy

From TechCrunch: “Silicon Valley loves to celebrate the cult of the dropout — the inspired entrepreneur who decides that traditional education isn’t for her because it teaches her nothing of relevance, slows her down, and, in a world of readily available information, no longer gates learning resources like it once did. … Silicon Valley’s undisputed leading startup accelerator is Y Combinator. … The average Y Combinator founder that created a unicorn was 28.1 when they launched their company. However, the average Y Combinator founder of consumer technology unicorns was 22.5. … How can Y Combinator bet so confidently on these talented young people? What is the signal that gives away their ability? The answer, in large part, lies with their degree. Only 7.1% of co-founders did not go to university.”

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