That said, I'd argue that unless you grew up with computers and were interested in programming them early in life you probably aren't the startup type. Your income level affects this, obviously if you can't get your hands on a computer then you're not going to be able to do much. As a geek I never had any "role models" or other things that set me on my path. Nor did my parents encourage tech. Nor did my friends. I was, and in many ways, still am something of a lone geek amongst non-geeks. I believe "role models" to be a meaningless cop-out.
"That said, I'd argue that unless you grew up with money and were interested in trading early in life you probably aren't the wall-street type."
"That said, I'd argue that unless you grew up with movies and were interested in acting early in life you probably aren't the hollywood type."
Can we put aside this drivel? People can learn after they're 10 years old.
Perhaps this isn't much of an issue today where PCs are commodities, but if you grew up in the 1980s, like I did, then it probably was an issue. An Apple //e or a //c in the mid eighties was around $1500. That's over $3000 in today's money. Having parents with disposable income matters.
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Thanks for the link, though.
I would say, in general, very few tech founders come out of poverty. I'd also say that relatively few come out of <$50k households (plenty of exceptions, here, of course). Most of the American founders I know come from pretty flush backgrounds.
Of course, I also read that the majority of funded startups are founded by people born outside of the states.