Aedan Macdonald, a “special needs” student for 11 of his 12 years of primary school hated his early, middle and high school education. It was not until he was incarcerated that he discovered his love for learning. While still incarcerated, he did so well in his studies that he was accepted to the School of General Studies at Columbia University .
Africa is a region that has long been on the radar of the international investment community. With the rise of mobile finance, agriculture and according to the UN, a labor force of 225 million young people ages 15-25, which is expected to 450 million by 2055, the continent is ripe for opportunities. Continue reading “Is Investing In Africa For You?”
Omar Haroun, CEO, Sportaneous, talks about his fitness venture that customizes your ideal workout, where you want it, when you want it. Continue reading “Get Fit With Sportaneous: Whenever, Wherever”
We drive to Charikar today in Parwan Province. It’s about a 90-minute drive outside Kabul. I promised my family I would never leave Kabul, oops. Continue reading “Afghan Chronicles: Day Six, Charikar”
Over 300 hackers vie for the chance to pitch their great idea in front of 1000 VC/tech industry insiders. Add to the mix a 20-hour time limit and you get a recipe for creative madness.
More than 40 groups of hackers spent 20 hours working their tails off to come up with next “big” idea. Each of the groups were given 90 seconds to pitch before a panel of industry experts. Three winners were chosen: Toronto-based Twitter Demographics, Future Mario and Worst Phone Ever. Continue reading “TechCrunch Disrupt: Hackathon Day 2”
For those tech disrupters ready to pack their bags and return to Palo Alto because pursuing a tech life in New York is unsustainable, think again. Continue reading “New York Becomes A Hub For Entrepreneurs”
With Bulge Bracket heavyweights Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, BAC Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley raising capital for uber-Internet phenomenons, Facebook and LinkedIn, investors Continue reading “So You Wanna Be In VC?”