Parents' Guide to

Startup U

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Tech start-up school reality promotes more than educates.

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Though this somewhat interesting reality show tries to focus on its young entrepreneurs and their learning experience, it spends a whole lot of time hyping Tim Draper and his program, known by few outside of Silicon Valley -- until now. This is further underscored by his constant reminders about his philosophies, his curriculum, and his venture-capitalist team's successes throughout the series.

Though budding entrepreneurs may find some bits and pieces of information helpful, others may find some of the advice nothing more than common sense. Nonetheless, the show offers some good reminders for everyone in any field about the importance of creative thinking, being willing to work hard, and believing in what you're doing if you want someone to believe in you.

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