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    When he was no longer able to pay rent, he made the office his home. He kept clothes at the AOL gym, where he showered, slept on couches in several office rooms and grabbed snacks that were set out for everyone in the morning.

    Some of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs are known for their humble beginnings. Internet startup founder Eric Simons is following that tradition.

    Simons, 20, spent two months living secretly at the Palo Alto office of AOL to save money. His story — first reported by the technology website CNET last week — has generated buzz on social media sites.

    Simons ended up at AOL after receiving a $20,000 grant for his site, ClassConnect, from a business incubator that used AOL’s Palo Alto office. ClassConnect helps teachers create and share lesson plans.

    When he was no longer able to pay rent, he made the office his home. He kept clothes at the AOL gym, where he showered, slept on couches in several office rooms and grabbed snacks that were set out for everyone in the morning.

    Read Full Article in USA Today.com

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    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

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