Dell Computers: Michael Dell (2018)

Michael Dell is the founder of Dell Computers
Connor Heckert for NPR
Michael Dell is the founder of Dell Computers

Connor Heckert for NPR

Before it became fashionable to start a tech company in your dorm room, Michael Dell did exactly that.

In 1983, he began selling upgrade kits for PC’s out of his dorm at UT Austin. A few months later he dropped out of school to focus full time on the PC business. At age of 27, he became the youngest CEO to head a Fortune 500 company.

Today, Dell has sold roughly 700 million computers.

How You Built That: Jaju Pierogi

We check back with Vanessa and Casey White, who turned their grandfather’s pierogi recipe into Jaju Pierogi, hand-made Polish dumplings that are sold across the Northeast.

How You Built That: Jaju Pierogi