Billy Gallagher is a contributor for TechCrunch.
He is currently the co-student body president at Stanford University, where he is on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 2014. Billy was previously the president and editor in chief of The Stanford Daily.
Disclosures: As a poor college student, I own no stock and have no financial interests in companies that I cover.
Being a current Stanford student, I know a number of founders and cover companies that are run by my peers. I never let these connections cloud my judgement on what to cover or how to cover it–if I did, I would spend so much time covering bad Stanford startups that I wouldn’t have time to do anything else.
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