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Extra Credit : South Sound Conference

It was awesome today to attend the south Sound Conference. I went to the conference with not a lot of expectation, but I enjoyed every second of it. I found a lot of the insights really helpful, especially the networking aspect of it. I got the talk to a lot of executives and get their information which is really awesome.

The panel that I found really interesting was the panel in which they had professionals talking about how hard it is for Woman to navigate the technology world. It was really interesting because we don't get to hear their perspective on the daily bases. But there definitely needs to happened some change in order for the society. I loved how the Lady Bath was talking about how because of her having her parents being supportive, she didn't see it either. Another interesting panel was the part about cyber security and why is cyber security important. I didn't know a lot about cyber security so to hear about their conference they go to yearly and how they look…

Extra Credit : Startup.com Documentary

Watching the movie startup.com was really awesome because it gave us insights into the dot.com and the dot.bomb. Not having been born yet, we take this era as it didn't exit. But it's really important to know about and see how we can prevent it. So going back to the documentary startup.com which was about two entrepreneurs (Kaleil Isaac Tusman and his business partner Tom) they started a company by the name of GovWorks.com. From this movie it was interesting to see what it takes to be an entrepreneur in the dot.com boom. GovWorks at that time was able to raise over 60 million dollars from multiple Venture Groups around the nation. Then it was interesting to see how their third business partner left the company in pursuit of getting his money which ended up being the best decision anyone made in the documentary since he made his money. The last interesting part was when their company collapsed and how everyone ended up leaving them except Kaleil and Tom we're the only ones …

BlogPost 11 : Dot.com to Dot.Bomb

This topic was probably the most important topic that I was waiting for our class to discuss. Since I had a family relative that invested most of his money in the different companies within the dot.com when the bubble was happening and then he ended up loosing all of money by the end to bomb was happening. The dot-com boom is a a time where a company that ended up with .com and was on the internet was being invested in a lot. The soaring prices of internet startups encourage investor to invest more money in any company that ended up with .com. The dot.com boom has five stage that were the innocent beginning, boom, insanity, bust and crawl back to sanity. The big comapnies around this time were Prodigy, CompuServ, Genie, AOL, and Delphi. Those companies we're so big that at some time they we're worth a lot. When the boom happened any company that ended dot.com was being invested in with a lot of money, like professor mentioned there was some companies that didn't even have …

BlogPost 10 : Mission and Vision Statement

As Dr. Fry described and emphasized how a mission and a vision statement being an important part of a company. Just thinking about it, whenever I search or interview for companies I always read their mission statement and vision for how they think the company is going to behave. Looking at a mission and a vision statement can tell us a lot about a culture, environment and the people at a company. It can also tell us what a company regards as really important. Such as an example that Dr. Fry gave in class was how Coca Cola had a really impressive mission and vision statement which regards them as a top company. My mission statement is to inspire students to pursue higher education by proving them with resources that makes it easier for them to reach their goal. By having students perform better on our app and passing their classes with the help that our app provides than we have lived up to our mission statement. Our vision on the other hand is to connect students across the board to w…

BlogPost 9 : Shadrach White Visit

I enjoyed having Shadrach White speak to our class about his journey to becoming an entrepreneur. Shadrach White is the CEO of cloudPWR in which it is a company that simplifies complex problems and help organization adopt cloud based solutions. Shadrach was an amazing speaker because he spoke form the heart and gave us insights that we would not have gathered outside of the classroom and also the level of humbleness that he had when he was talking and when he opened it to question was really heart warming. Some of the lessons that I learned from Shadrach was to be yourself and be good in anything that you do. Never change yourself in pursuit of success or money because by working hard, never giving up and being yourself you will reach the level of success that you dreamed off. Success will be reached if we keep pushing and working hard. The last advice that I took from Shadrach was to make our goals difficult to reach and work hard everyday to achieve. Because by making our goals hard…

BlogPost 8 : How Will You Protect Your Intellectual Property

Listening to Dr. Fry discuss how different products protect their intellectual property got me thinking about how I would like to protect my intellectual property. As we discussed in the class that the four types to protect an intellectual property is by : keeping a copyright of the work such as an algorithm, having trademarks such as logos and symbols protected, patents of an invention that hasn't been found before and trade secrets such as the coca cola recipe in which no one knows it. For my product, I will start off by protecting my logo design and my name by trademarking them. The next way that I will protect my property is by not revealing too much to anyone and if I do reveal they need to sign a non disclosure agreement so that it won't be discussed further. The next big steps that I am thinking of having a patent or copyright is my code as discussed in the class. I will also love to keep the tutors that are on our app to work only on our app and if they tutor in other&…

BlogPost 7 : John Dimmer

Within the class we had different speakers come and speak, but I thought that John Dimmer was the best speaker that we had come and speak to the class. John Dimmer was really interesting because he had first hand experience to what it take to be an entrepreneur and he was also well connected and had a lot of successful exits. Some of the interesting aspects that I heard from John was the fact that he was an angel investor and how he looked at the successful companies and which ones he invested in. Him mentioning that the team and the initial idea are the most important aspect in his search. The next part that was really awesome in learning was how the funding work and how as an entrepreneur we have to first start rising the money from the money and close relatives which known as seed money. Then when we have we raise the money and we prove that our model works, we approach an angel investor or a Venture Group. Both of these steps are really hard especially since the Venture Group, the…