Merrill Mason Speaks with Students from Elon University's Startup High

Raleigh, N.C. – On July 8, 2014, Merrill Mason spoke with local high school students from Startup High, a summer program offered by the Love School of Business at Elon University.  Having spent more than 20 years guiding entrepreneurs through the stages of business development, Merrill shared his experiences with startup and tech companies and offered the opportunity for students to ask questions and learn more about his work and background.

About Merrill Mason

Merrill Mason leads Smith Anderson’s Start-Ups practice group and has extensive experience representing technology and life sciences companies. He is passionate about working with developing entrepreneurs, emerging businesses and students. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the University of North Carolina School of Law. For more information on Merrill, please visit his bio online at

About Startup High

Startup High is a summer experience where teens engage local entrepreneurs, perform volunteer service, and develop their own entrepreneurial projects using computer science. Their goal is to produce problem solvers and encourage high school students to get “out of the building” and make an impact in the world. To learn more about the program, visit their website at


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