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Breaking Even, Getting to Zero Debt, and Seeing $600k By Graduation

by Larry Chiang on August 31, 2015

By Larry Chiang
Staggering but true = Amount of new technology that seasoned execs need to process, assimilate and execute is STAGGERING. 
This is the problem. 
Solving it is profitable. 
As undergrads, solving this problem nets you a portion of the savings. If you’re an undergrad, you should set the goal to break even. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“I had a credit card. $5,000 credit line. And I had my first customer. I was at break even.”
— @JoshuaBaer, lec 1 #cs178

Pop your revenue cherry. 

Get just one paid gig.

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
I judge you on how fast you return ‘invested capital’. #vcSecrets.

Right now, many undergrads have debt. If you’re a student athlete, let us pretend we had to pay for college even though we are on full scholarship, for the purposes of this blog posts exercise. 

Chris Sacca (@sacca)
The richest you’ll ever feel is when you pay off all your debts and get back to zero.

There is a staggering amount of opportunity for CS majors to go learn at SalesForce. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
“SalesForce has a constellation of opportunities that newbie founders can solve in a semester.”
— Larry Chiang

Download the Twitter app and search 
#cs178. Inside #cs178 you’ll see Dreamforce- Dreamforce is the user conference for SalesForce 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
The road to $600,000 #ENGR145 stops by $300. Going $0-600k goes by 300! #ZeroPt6
#Theorem #Of #SumThings

This is a pattern I see that everyone else sees too. But verrrry few can solve it. I see the pattern that just getting your first $300 in revenue really, really helps. Selling that first seasoned executive really helps. 

There are a lot of excuses to not get to your first $300. 

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
As an engineer, one of three internship should be pure sales. #HTMMWYMM #SelfFundSellFun #VCsecrets

Larry Chiang (@LarryChiang)
Proprietorship is a vehicle & legal structure Silicon Valley eschews, ignores and even scoffs at #SelfFundSellFun

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