The Dream Factories

A new kind of education targets would-be entrepreneurs. Is start-up school a shortcut to high-tech success?

Matt Nager for TIME

Incubator overload, Wolverson

Logan Sears isn't sure if he has what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

But he wants to find out. The 22-year-old tech nut tried his hand at launching a computer-repair company four years ago. When he hadn't turned a profit after a few years, he scrapped the venture and took odd jobs doing tech support and software development at big IT firms like IBM and UniFocus. Sears thinks he's destined to be a software programmer or maybe the founder of a sexy Internet start-up like Airbnb or Uber. Like many people, he thinks an education will help him figure it...

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