Reddit Founder Inspires Entrepreneurship at Virginia Tech

Trying to decide whether to put off going to college to become an entrepreneur? You may want to table those entrepreneurial ideas for a bit and consider what you might learn and who you might meet in college. According to NerdWallet, some of the most successful entrepreneurial teams met in college.

Alexis Ohanian agrees. In an event held at Virginia Tech, sponsored by the university’s student organization, The Entrepreneur Club (E-Club), Alexis said that had he not gone to college he would not have met Steve Huffman. The two University of Virginia graduates teamed up after graduation to form the popular social news site Reddit.

Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit, at Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech
Alexis Ohanian, founder of Reddit, at Burruss Hall, Virginia Tech

And who knows? You may just meet your future partner in life, too. According to a Facebook study, 28% of couples went to the same college as their spouse.