Here’s what a 16-year-old Harvard ‘dropout’ learned from working at a startup

It’s an extraordinary academic achievement to be admitted to Harvard University. It’s arguably an even bigger accomplishment when you’re only 15 years old.

When he entered Harvard, Patrick Pan was a 16-year-old student from Texas, armed with a 2400 SAT score and a plan to graduate in four years with a degree in biomedical engineering. Among his other accomplishments was graduating fifth out of 568 students at Clear Lake High School and being named a 2014 US Presidential Scholar, one of only two in the state.
Now, he’s taking time off from the Ivy League university to be a founding team member and the third employee at GIFYouTube, a San Francisco-based website that allows users to convert their own uploaded videos into GIFs.