“I don’t give up. I’m definitely meant to be an entrepreneur,” said entrepreneur Cheryl Yeoh.
By Karin Kamp (Director of Digital Media, The Story Exchange)
At a time of high levels of youth joblessness – the latest U.S. figures show that the unemployment rate for workers under 25 is over 16% – some are betting that the best chance for finding a job, is creating one.
Over the past month, The Story Exchange has been interviewing young women who have started their own businesses to understand how they’ve came so far, so fast.
What we found is a group who are fearless in the face of uncertainty and simply propel themselves forward without over thinking the obstacles.
By Renee DiResta (Associate, O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures)
Now that I’ve slept a bit, I thought I’d post about the Mega Startup Weekend held at Microsoft this past Friday through Sunday. This one was a bit different than others I’ve been to because the organizers pre-selected three verticals: Health, Education, and Gaming.
The weekend started off with a Mega-wide speech by Reid Hoffman, who encouraged everyone to “think big — it takes the same amount of work and pain as thinking small.”
He gave best advice of the weekend in a comment