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Anya Hindmarch: Starting Young

January 25, 2012

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How do people build businesses from the ground up? By seeing potential and giving it a go. While others inherit familial responsibilities, noted luxury handbag designer Anya Hindmarch ventured into entrepreneurship at the young age of 18. It started with the covetable bag that Italian girls were eyeing while she was in Florence. Seeing that […]

MIT Graduate Develops Cheaper Process to Create Solar Cells

January 18, 2012

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At the age of 28, Chris Rivest landed a coveted spot on MIT’s Technology Review magazine as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35. As the co-founder of SunPrint, a company that develops technology that allows cheap fabrication of solar cells, this recognition is much deserved. Based on standard product development, […]

Luke Rajlich Harvests Success Through Farmville

January 18, 2012

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Online games are no longer for elite gamers. While the world of gaming may have been dominated by gaming addicts and aficionados, this is no longer the trend today. Ordinary netizens are beginning to appreciate simple online games that don’t require much “skill” or “technique”. With this in mind, software engineers have foraged into the […]

Christophe Bisciglia’s String of Innovations, from Google to Cloudera

January 17, 2012

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Like most software engineers, Christophe Bisciglia felt exhausted after years of working at Google. For four years, his life was all about creating search algorithms until he decided that he needed to do something new. This “something” came in the form of a new college course for computer science students. He introduced the concept of […]

Leonard Bell: Using Medicine to Change the World

January 17, 2012

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Aside from tech, the pharmaceutical industry has grown tremendously in the past decade. This industry is a venue for innovation; new medications for all kinds of diseases are developed and discovered every day. Leonard Bell, founder of the biotech company Alexion, saw this as an opportunity. Before entering the world of business, Bell was a […]