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Secret Academy Episode - David Mammano

David Mammano's mission in life is to help young adults realize their highest potential through education. To accomplish this mission, David founded NextStepU in 1995. NextStepU, a multi-media company with digital, mobile, video and print products has grown to become a nationwide resource that helps more than 4 million students a year with college, career and life planning. NextStepU is a leader in its category. It has grown to become a multimillion-dollar enterprise and winner of many prestigious awards and honors, including being named a three times consecutive Inc. 5000 growth company; a Rochester, N.Y., Top 100 growth company; and Youth Periodical of the Year from the Association of Educational Publishers. David graduated from the University at Buffalo in 1991 with a bachelor’s in communications/advertising. He is also a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program, an executive education program offered through the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).

Lesson's in Today's Interview:
  • How he sold his magazine to the education system.
  • What does it take to be in the magazine publication business.
  • How to reach students with your product..
  • How he created an IT platform to funnel kids as they grow up.
  • His take on education and entrepreneurship.
  • Where is the education system headed.
  • His best piece of advice to entrepreneurs today.
  • His failures and what he would change.
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