In Chapter 13 of 17 in his 2011 Capture Your Flag interview, education entrepreneur J.T. Allen answers "Is It Important for an Entrepreneur to Have Great Cheerleaders?" Allen notes while encouragement helps, he finds the most value from supporters who are more about engagement than enthusiasm. By having engaged supporters who understand the business, Allen receives advice that helps him prove his business model and grow his company more profitably. J.T. Allen is the CEO and co-founder of myFootpath, a company that provides higher education online resources and call center services to help high school and adult learners choose academic programs in line with career goals. Before myFootpath, Allen worked in strategy consulting for Ernst & Young. He earned his BBA and graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.