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Cary Whiz Kid Drops Out Of School To Run His Own Business

Posted July 24, 2001

— We have all heard about college basketball players leaving college early for the NBA, but a new world is luring high school students -- the world of technology.

Paul Sandariato created a successful software and consulting company called Intelli-Innovations about three years ago.

He works about 80 hours a week, but he is only 16 years old. He says he has decided to put school on hold for now.

"It kind of cut into my time because the school day interfered with the business day for the rest of the world," he says. "It kind of annoyed me because by the time I got home, I had about two hours to work with customers I had in the business world."

Sandariato does want to get his GED and has not ruled out college. He says he loves what he does and hopes he is an inspiration to other young entrepreneurs.

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