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Startup perceptions survey: Work, love, and money

Posted by Scott Kirsner  June 12, 2012 10:42 AM

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The folks at Bing sent along the infographic below. It's based on a survey that the Boston-based marketing network CampusLive conducted in April of 700 college students, and 100 adults working at startups.

Some interesting tidbits: 7 percent of students think working at a startup "makes me sexier"; 22 percent say their romantic partner "puts up with a lot." Fifty-two percent of students are interested in startups. Forty-eight percent of students say that more money — presumably funding — would encourage more students to devote themselves to startups.

And among adults, 38 percent say they started their venture "based on a crazy idea they had while in college." Twenty-three percent eat at least seven meals at their desk every week. Yikes...

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(I edited the above graphic to eliminate some data points I found less relevant, like how many cups of coffee students drink per day and how much sleep they get. Here's the full version.)

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