Elizabeth Holmes, President and CEO of Theranos, recalls that she did not intend to drop out of Stanford at the age of 19. She was simply taking so much time to talk to VCs that she ended up skipping a plethora of classes. Her success has nothing to do with her age, she reports; it's about technology, networking, and conviction. She recalls that she was ready to talk to over 200 people to fund her idea, and that it was this conviction that garnered her the necessary resources to move forward.
Mar 4, 2009