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Tuesday, March 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
CEO at 21: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Young Founders

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At an age when most college grads are happily taking orders on the bottommost corporate rung, CEOs Zach Sims and Nikhil Sethi (22 and 23 years-old, respectively) are leading fast growing businesses. Sims heads Codecademy, an interactive website that trains users in software programming, while Sethi runs Adaptly, a company that helps brands advertise across social media. With limited experience, these young entrepreneurs are successfully navigating the enormous challenges of building a business: raising capital, hiring and managing team members, closing partnerships and dealing with the press. In this panel, moderator J.J. Colao, a 25 year-old Forbes magazine reporter covering entrepreneurs, speaks with Sims and Sethi about their experiences running top-tier startups and their advice for the next crop of young founders.
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J.J. Colao

ReporterForbesJ.J. Colao writes about entrepreneurs and startups for Forbes. Before becoming a journalist he spent a year toiling in startup obscurity at Squidjob.com.
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Zach Sims

CEOCodecademy



Tuesday March 12, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon D 500 E 4th St

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