Dropping Out Of Harvard Isn’t An Easy Choice. This Founder Did It Three Times.

A college student’s summer takes them out of the classroom and into the real world between years. Meeting new people in unfamiliar places is hard, and meeting other college students can be even more challenging. Fortunately, Luke Heine, Sean Sullivan, and Raphael Rouvinov created Summer Playbook, a startup dedicated to helping college students meet one another during their summers. This incredibly talented team (Heine is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree; Sullivan worked on open-sourcing class materials to schools across the nation, and Rouvinov developed a virtual reality solution to correct lazy eye) recently completed Y Combinator’s startup accelerator program. Summer Playbook has raised a sizeable amount of capital from Silicon Valley seed funds and early Facebook and Google employees. Heine, Sullivan and Rouvinov all dropped out of Harvard.

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Summer Playbook founders from left to right: Sean Sullivan, Luke Heine, Raphael Rouvinov.

Forbes Under 30 Contributor, 2016 LinkedIn Top Voice, Venture Fellow at Rough Draft Ventures

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