By Alison Griswold
"“The Startup is you.” That’s the tagline of Upstart, a new company that aims to connect enterprising students with people who want to invest in them. It’s the brainchild of a former Google high-up, Dave Girouard. But can it work?
"Under Upstart’s model, students promise a certain percentage of their income for 10 years in exchange for financing and mentorship from people who sign on as backers. The basic thinking is similar to that behind other platforms that help aspiring entrepreneurs secure funding for their ideas. But rather than sponsoring a project pitch, investors on Upstart are backing a person."
Via EdSurge Newsletter