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Innovation Economy

Some graduates diving right in to business

Growing up in Wisconsin, says ­Alison Stace-Naughton, “my family always played card games, especially poker. And I was always the one who’d be all-in, the biggest risk-taker.”

So when she told her parents a few months back that she was planning to continue working on her start-up, Spiral-E, after earning her engineering degree from Dartmouth College, “I don’t think it was unexpected, or a shock.”

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