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How I Got My Startup Into Techstars

Startup Weekend | Posted 07.22.2014 | Technology
Startup Weekend

By: Brandt 'Bubba' Page, Founder and CEO of QuotaDeck.com Last February, I attended a Startup Weekend in Provo, Utah not really knowing what to expec...

Determination Defined: The Carmen Rodriguez Story

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 07.12.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

The lesson to learn from the "Carmen Rodriguez Story" is that through hard work and dedication you can achieve your personal goals. Though life may hand you obstacles, you can turn them into opportunities.

The Reverse Mentorship

Suzanne Grimes | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grimes

If you're ambitious, your career path will include plenty of sharp inclines, difficult decisions and mines buried in the road. Learning the hard way i...

4 Things Entrepreneurs Learn Through Mentoring

Saudia Davis | Posted 06.25.2014 | Small Business
Saudia Davis

One of the greatest gifts a mentor can give to a mentee is to share their experiences--the good, the bad and even the very ugly. Matter of fact, it is through the very ugly that we sometimes learn our biggest lessons.

How Meditation Helped Me in Success and in Failure

Dean Soukeras | Posted 06.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dean Soukeras

Business and technology will always be a part of my life, as will Zen and meditation. Business has its highs and lows and having a practice helps keeps things in perspective, helps keep our egos in check and tends to bring a balance to life.

Advice to College Graduates: Seek Out Mentors Who Will Tell You About Their Mistakes

Jessica Bacal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

You're probably aware of the hand-wringing about young women and perfectionism. But you haven't heard enough about how the ability to persevere after making a mistake will be a key factor in forging the link between your triumphs at college and your future success at work.

College Bound: Changing Lives Through Education

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.30.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As grown-ups, we forget the power that we have to influence the adolescents that look up to us. We sit behind our televisions or computers and complain about the state of young America. However, we rarely lift a finger to change the existing condition or make a real difference.

Moving On From Hacker Schools

Adam Milligan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Huffpost Code
Adam Milligan

The value, and expense of education is a complex subject -- a subject which, particularly in our current economic climate, has been repeatedly addressed by people with more experience in, and knowledge of, higher education.

What Do Wichita and San Francisco Have In Common?

Blair Christie | Posted 07.28.2014 | Impact
Blair Christie

No, it's not a trick question, and the answer has nothing to do with politics or ideology or geography or weather.

The Problem With Hacker Schools

Adam Milligan | Posted 07.22.2014 | Huffpost Code
Adam Milligan

The absence of clear alternatives to traditional four-year programs has generated a lot of confusion about what it takes to work effectively in software.

Schools for Sustainability Welcomes (SuperMOM and Permaculture Expert) Melissa Miles, Environmental Biologist, to their Team

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

Some women have it all, leaving us wondering, "How DOES she do it?" Melissa Miles is no exception.

Magical Mentors

Paul Stoller | Posted 07.12.2014 | College
Paul Stoller

Graduation always makes me think about importance of mentors in a person's life. Indeed, universities are trying to make mentoring more central to their missions. Universities have mentoring programs and mentoring training.

A Mother's Day Letter to My College Daughter

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.09.2014 | College
Kathleen Buckstaff

As we celebrate Mother's Day and your upcoming graduation, let yourself fall in love with older women -- women you deeply admire. Let their grit, humor, strength and wisdom inspire you, permeate you, and change you on a cellular level.

Hobnobbing With 'Givers' Mike Gamson and Alaina Percival

Charu Sharma | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Charu Sharma

I highly admired them for the infinite efforts they put into "giving," and especially, into mentoring students and professionals.

Diversity in Media: Internships

Cierra Lockett | Posted 06.25.2014 | Black Voices
Cierra Lockett

There are many programs that offer great opportunities for diverse college students to succeed in media, and they have fostered meaningful learning experiences for young professionals for years now.

Spiritual Mentorship: Awakening Truth in Others

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

We don't engage in meaningful acts in order to teach, but in order to live a meaningful and impactful life of integrity.

5 Acronyms Entrepreneurs Can't Afford to Forget

Christopher Norris | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Christopher Norris

Entrepreneurs have a lot on their brains, but not minding the right thing can be disastrous for business. While maintaining the grind, here are five acronyms to keep in mind.

It Takes a Community to Disrupt

Christina Vuleta | Posted 06.17.2014 | Women
Christina Vuleta

My earliest memory is being asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Without hesitation, I answered, "Princess," with a capital P. This had everything to do with wanting people to do my bidding and nothing to do with wanting a pink dress.

A Little Older, and Maybe Wiser

Yasmina Zaidman | Posted 06.11.2014 | Women
Yasmina Zaidman

Some women dread turning 40, and some insist that it just doesn't matter to them, they're totally over it. Well, I am neither indifferent nor depressed about this birthday. But it means a lot to me.

Do You Have Too Many Meetings?

Charlie Kim | Posted 05.26.2014 | Business
Charlie Kim

Most people would answer a definitive YES to this question. In fact, dig deeper and people are often slaves to their calendar, as if it has a life...

Visiting Carolyn Kizer: Mentorship From a Woman Poet Is No Small Thing

Annie Finch | Posted 05.26.2014 | Books
Annie Finch

At that moment, as I gave Carolyn my last hug, it happened -- in a voice I will never forget. She looked right into my eyes, and she spoke.

Memories of Mexico City

Shelly Porges | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Shelly Porges

When I arrived in Mexico City, I didn't realize what a transformative experience this would be, not just for the mentees but for the Global Ambassadors. We all came as strangers and left as friends, ready and eager to support the advancement of women in this network and beyond.

Mentors and Sponsors: Why We Need Both

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Mentorship and sponsorship are key aspects of workplace advancement. Many people advocate for women to seek out mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, especially earlier in their careers.

The Dream of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Hope of President Barack Obama

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.15.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

For Black History Month, we honor the lives of African Americans that worked diligently to create a better America in the name of equality. Though the...

Dreams Worth Having: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...