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How Homeschooling Helped a Young Engineer/Entrepreneur

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Friday, May 11, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Courtney Gas is the co-founder and president of Design Flux Technologies.

Courtney Gras is the 23-year old co-founder and president of Design Flux Technologies, which designs battery management systems. Those are electronics that help batteries last longer and perform more efficiently.

And she was homeschooled, Jeff St. Clair at our partner station WKSU reports. Gras' company recently won a $100,000 state grant to support its work:

Gras credits homeschooling for fostering her entrepreneurial spirit.

“I’ve gotten used to be the younger person in the room and learning to talk to people and deal with people and I think that’s one of the things homeschooling helped me with,” she said.

[audio href="http://www.wksu.org/news/audio/mp3/34924.mp3" title="Excerpt: Young Entrepreneur Builds Company in Akron"]WKSU's Jeff St. Clair reports.[/audio]

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