At Northeastern, Sean Casto said students from across the campus — from architecture to engineering — constantly talk about start-ups. He started his mobile-app company, PreApps.com, while in school and, with a small amount of seed funding, is running it out of a small Newbury Street office with two part-time employees and five college interns.
Casto, 23, is well aware the odds are against him. But in the world of start-ups, failure is often synonymous with experience and could lead to the founding of another business or a job in a similar company.
In the long run, he said, “you can’t succeed without failing.”