Graduating from Stanford University at the edge of Silicon Valley during the height of the dot-com bubble in 1999 leaves an indelible mark. As an increasing number of my classmates became overnight millionaires, virtually the entire student body was in a start-up frenzyat local bars it was more common to hear heated conversations about NDAs and stock options than weekend parties or sports scores. While this era may be a thing of the past, the feeling of entrepreneurial empowerment among graduating students has recently reemerged, only this time in a corner of the world about as far from Silicon…
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