A 6-Figure Acquisition At Age 16: Building And Exiting Two EdTech Startups As A High School Student | A Conversation With Calix Huang | DeltaX Podcast With Ellen Xu

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16-year-old startup engineer, Calix Huang, has sold 2 EdTech companies, scaled to 20k users in 6 months, and underwent a 6-figure acquisition. Here’s his story on how he did it.

From self-learning Python and web development online to getting his first software engineering internship at 14, Calix talks about his approach for rapidly learning new skills and how going out of your comfort zone can be a faster, and more fun, way of building new things. Learning is not a linear journey - you’ll hear about the hidden challenges behind growth, getting your product in front of people, and the unconventional method of community-based user acquisition.

This is the authentic and down-to-earth story of how Calix built, scaled, and sold his startup Hours (among others), and valuable lessons for anyone wishing to learn or build something new.

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Guest
Calix Huang
On Linkedin 👉 https://www.linkedin.com/in/calix-huang/
On Twitter 👉 https://twitter.com/calixo888

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Host
Ellen Xu
On ITSPmagazine 👉 https://www.itspmagazine.com/itspmagazine-podcast-radio-hosts/ellen-xu

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