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I read an article recently from a16z entitled “The Passion Economy and the Future of Work”. The article highlights some very interesting points about the future of work and how creators and entrepreneurs of all kinds are leveraging their uniqueness to create a living for themselves online.
I’ve always found disruptive innovation very interesting. What is even more interesting, is how some of the most innovative breakthroughs come from companies and startups with very little money, resources, or experience
It is no surprise that the topic of education and learning online is growing in popularity at this moment in time.
From a linguist to a programmer in 12 months. The offer email arrived at Lilian’s inbox at 10:09pm, at a chilling Friday night in late October 2019. She printed, signed, scanned, attached, checked the spellings, and hit “Send”. Hearing the Apple mail “whoosh” sound, she officially landed her first developer job.
Since starting TLDR (a tech newsletter targeted towards the kind of people who read Hacker News, Slashdot, Indie Hackers etc.) in August of 2018, I've been growing it steadily with a combination of forum posting, paid ads, word of mouth referral marketing, cross promotion, and link building.
Starting a new job can be exciting, intimidating, and frustrating. The first few weeks can set the tone for how you are perceived in the organization as well as your opportunities to succeed in your new role. Here are my thoughts on how to start strong at your new job.
My name is Pradeep. I am the Cofounder and CTO at ConnecPath. We are an EdTech company democratizing college counseling. Our flagship product is called WeAdmit. In the frontend, WeAdmit is an end to end data science-backed college counseling for parents and students. Whereas in the backend it is a platform for all underserved college counselors and college students who are also excellent mentors.
My name is Andre Pena. I'm a 34 years old Brazilian. I have studied computer science and I have been a developer and a software architect for 11 years before moving to Berlin, Germany.
My name is Aleksey Weyman and I’m the Founder and Chief Editor of Millennial Moderator. I was born out of the country and moved to the United States when I was young, eventually winding up in Seattle, WA, which is where I live now.
My name is Sondre Rasch and I’m 32 years old and from Norway. Before SafetyWing I was founder of another company now called SuperSide. But before I venture into startups I was a policy advisor for the government of Norway
In my first startup, I tried to do it all on my own. I didn’t know who to reach out to, and I didn't have the resources available, no network, no community. I was on my own, and my ego wouldn't let me try and find the help that I needed. BIG MISTAKE.
A lot of times you will have to build slowly, from scratch! Exponential growth in a very short period is not the norm. It is usually the exception. Be ready to play a ‘long game.
It was cold, lonely and nothing like what I had to give up, but I learned something beautiful.
My name is Pete and I live in Edinburgh in Scotland. I make No CS Degree, which is a blog where I interview developers without Computer Science degrees and show that anyone can be successful in tech.
My name is Mike, I’m 32 years old, and I’m from The Netherlands. I started working on my own business when I was 22 years old and dropped out of college. From the age of 16, I always knew school wasn’t for me.
I was born in 1984 (35 years old) and originally from Tokyo. Before starting my own company, ConnecPath Inc. (our consumer-facing brand is WeAdmit.io), I worked for Mitsubishi Corporation, which is the biggest conglomerate in Japan.
Marketing strategy has evolved tremendously over the years. In this era of unprecedented technology innovations which has impacted greatly on how businesses operate, building a marketing strategy requires deep knowledge of modern trends in video content, social media stories, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), BIG data and data-driven marketing.
My name is Mitchell and I’m one of the founders of Patriot Chimney. We sweep, repair, and build chimneys and also service and repair dryer vents around the Roanoke Valley in Virginia.
I am a 23-year-old entrepreneur. I recently acquired an app development company called Appsitude that a friend of mine started. I am not the original founder but I think of myself as one as I had to completely restart the company from the ground up and get it moving again.
I am Adeyemi Olaoye, I'm 26 years old. I studied Computer Engineering in Obafemi Awolowo university in Nigeria, so yeah I am a Nigerian :) I worked at Konga Online Shopping Limited, Cotta&Cush Limited and with a couple of clients as a contractor before moving to Germany all for about three years after school.
I'm Lawrence Agbani, 25, from Rivers state, Nigeria. I graduated from the department of Soil Science and Technology, in the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology, at the Federal University of Technology Owerri.
I’m Thomas Ketchell, the CEO and co-founder of Sutori and have started a new project called Curvo. I’m 31 and currently living in Helsinki, Finland. I’ve been working on Sutori for six years now and love seeing our product used by thousands of teachers and students everyday.
My name is Kevin, and I’m 27. I’m French and I live in Toulouse, a beautiful city in the south of France. I’m the founder of ScrapingBee, a web scraping API that I co-founded with Pierre de Wulf my lifelong friend and partner.
Hi, I’m Scott McInnes, founder of TapSnap, a photo booth franchise with franchisees in most major cities in the United States, Canada, and Sydney, Australia. I’ve been an entrepreneur for over 20 years, and have founded 3 successful start-ups all related to technology.
Since starting in 2004, E-junkie has processed 3,67,00,636 transactions amounting to $1.38 Billion for over 55,379 makers. Robin now has financial freedom and focuses on his passion of helping animals.
I grew up in the far-eastern part of Siberia, studied computer science and nuclear physics, played in a band, got excited by indie game making, and left uni to become a digital designer. For several years in the early 2000s, I worked remotely, traveling and blogging extensively (before that became a popular mainstream thing), and ended up in New Zealand.