By JLP | July 21, 2011
Interesting story in today’s WSJ: Millennials Make Millions
Catherine and David Cook started myYearbook.com in 2005 when they were 15 and 16 years old, respectively, as a way to connect with their new classmates at Montgomery High School in Skillman, N.J.
Big brother Geoff Cook, then 26 years old, bankrolled the start-up with $250,000 he had made from selling an online-resume business he built as a Harvard University student.
On Wednesday, Geoff Cook, now the 33-year-old chief executive of myYearbook.com, announced the sale of the company to Quepasa Corp., a social network aimed at Latinos.
All it takes is a good idea, money, and proper execution. Pretty simple, don’t you think?
Of course it’s not that simple or we’d all be rich. But, this story does make me want to spend some time talking about entrepreneurship with my three kids.