The difference is that STEM education is the entry point. Science, technology, engineering and math is the entry point for entrepreneurs that want to participate and actually compete in a tech-driven economy. And without that type of background and without having the access points to the networks that you largely see at Harvard and MIT and Stanford and many of the other research institutions and institutions of innovation, we’re not in those circles.
We don’t have the academic background. We don’t have an understanding. We don’t have generational knowledge of the type of entrepreneurship that exists today. We don’t have the generational wealth that is passed down that provides the boot-strapping needs of entrepreneurs. We’re missing a number of the basic resources that empower entrepreneurs to compete in today’s society.