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Meet Clarkson

Matt Turcotte

Unconventional Formula for Earning Education

All universities have prerequisites: math, science, communication. Clarkson has a few more: passion, innovation, real-world smarts. Then Clarkson defies the conventional formula for earning an education. Take Matt Turcotte. He launched a web development firm as a high-school junior, and today he’s growing his company while earning a business degree as the first Young Entrepreneur Award recipient. The deal: Clarkson gets a piece of Matt’s company in lieu of tuition while Matt gets a powerful education, office space, and mentoring from experienced alumni entrepreneurs. Clarkson is now taking the program national, gaining coast-to-coast press for this innovative approach.