The same could have been said about Mark Zuckerberg at the dawn of Facebook. What does some introverted, college student know about social networking? And look where he and Facebook is today.
Should we talk about Steve Jobs? A college student who hardly studied anything that would have mattered (except typography) in regards to the industries he would revolutionize multiple times in his lifetime.
All you need is vision and to surround yourself with people who can execute that vision properly.
A disclaimer: I'm the CEO of a user interface design studio that Logic Nation contracted to re-imagine the look and feel of their service.
I would hardly call us "fair to middle of the road" given our 13-years of design for the world's biggest companies (Microsoft, Intel, Disney, NFL, Bank of America, HP, Yahoo, Warner Bros., Electronic Arts and more).
When Intel wanted to create a graphics control panel, they called us. When Disney wanted to create the front end of their online music store, they called us. When the NFL calls you (us) up and tells you they want to hire you because they've been copying your style for the last 5 years, that says something. It's all there on our website: www.theskinsfactory.com
It doesn't matter where people came from, only where they're going. The tech industry is full of people like this founder, who reached outside of their comfort zone to execute their unique visions. That is what defines America and makes us great.
It's cowardly to sit there and belittle a company (and a man) you don't even know and worse... to do it anonymously.
CEO, The Skins Factory