5 famous dorm room start-ups

2. Facebook

Founder: Mark Zuckerberg

On October 28 2003, Mark Zuckerburg wrote a program called Facemash from his Harvard dorm room. He hacked into Harvard’s computer network, collected student ID images, and placed two photos next to each other in order for students to vote who was the hottest. The site was shut down a few days later by administration and he was charged with breach of security. After the charges were dropped, Zuckerberg expanded on an initial project the creation of a social study tool.

In 2004, Facebook was born. And although it initally started as a Harvard members only site, the site soon took over the world! As it rapidly grew, Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard and moved to Palo Alto to work on Facebook full-time.

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