Since the turn of the millennium, technology has been an instrumental tool of transformation. It has transformed numerous sectors and multiple industries. ClassDojo is one ideal example of the application of technology transforming the education sector. It is a classroom communication platform that enhances the communication between teachers and parents while allowing students to share information on events happening in school. It has enabled the building of strong relationships between teachers and parents and supportive classroom communities.
ClassDojo has been implemented in numerous schools across the United States and has been proven as an effective medium of communication between the various stakeholders in the school. Thus, the developers of this platform have set a goal to make sure every kid in school in any part of the world benefits from the fantastic features of this platform. As a result, the developers have held multiple fund drives to raise capital which will facilitate them to achieve their goals.
In the series C of the funding, ClassDojo raised $65 million. These funds will be used to help the company achieve its long-term goals of enhancing the accessibility to the app by school kids of all walks of life. Additionally, the company is developing an app, Beyond Classroom, which is an optional subscription for parents who want to get details on the learning experiences their children undergo besides the curricular activities. The revenue collected will also facilitate in the improvement of ClassDojo which is free to access for teachers, students, and parents.
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Since its inception in 2011, ClassDojo has dramatically gained popularity among the teachers and parents alike. In the US, one in six families with a kid in the elementary school uses the platform daily. Besides, two in three schools across the US uses this app daily. Liam, the CTO ClassDojo, has over the years emphasized on the company’s commitment to offering quality services through this communication platform as well as making it the most effective and popular application in the education sector on a global scale. The company aims to create a positive culture within classrooms and schools while enhancing students’ connection and empowerment.
We now live in a world that is technologically advanced, and medicine is one of the fields that benefit from a high tech society. Eric Lefkofsky is an American medical entrepreneur who has seen the potential of using the present technology to innovate the medical industry. For him, technology is already an integral part of life, and one would find it difficult to live in a world where technology does not exist. He also pointed out that various industries in the present rely strongly on technology, and it gave him the idea of establishing his company that would provide technological solutions to the healthcare sector. Eric Lefkofsky founded Tempus, a medical and technological firm that aims to develop treatments for people who are diagnosed with different diseases, most especially cancer.
According to Eric Lefkofsky, the healthcare sector lacks a reliable data infrastructure, and this is what he wanted to solve – to create a complex digital network that will store patient information and other related medical information. He also pointed out that the healthcare sector should always have access to these records to guide them on how to treat the patient. Tempus was created to store large amounts of clinical information that can be used later on by workers in the field of medicine. Tempus is programmed to interact with different information stored within the system. It is also capable of identifying who the patients are and what kind of medication they are currently taking. Their responses to their medicines are also recorded.
The invention of Eric Lefkofsky has a positive effect on the medical sector, according to some experts. He had the chance to develop the technology in a time when molecular data generation has become cheaper, and processes involved like sequencing can be performed without paying for a high price. Eric Lefkofsky is hoping that the creation of Tempus would allow them to find out the best cure for cancer patients by running an AI program through all of the data supplied and creating complex calculations to find out the answer to their questions. Tempus still has a long road to travel ahead, but the stepping stone created by Eric Lefkofsky would be a huge help for scientists.
Jojo Hedaya was recently featured in an article on the WeWork website titled “Meet the 24-year-old Founders Winning the Battle Against Junk Mail.” The article, written by Danielle Renton, reveals how easy it is to become distracted by the constant notifications of emails. This severe problem led Jojo Hedaya and his business partner Josh Rosenwald to create a unique product called Unroll.me. The function of the tool is to organize all the emails, particularly since 80% of the emails are simply updates, subscriptions or newsletters. The personal frustration led them to make a product that will compile all the subscriptions into a single email, allowing you to scroll through the emails without making you sift through every single one. It streamlines the unsubscribing process as well, allowing you to unsubscribe from any newsletters you aren’t interested in anymore with a single click.
Another benefit of the creation by Jojo Hedaya is the ability to choose what time the Rollup is sent to your email. This allows the subscribers to go through their subscriptions during their lunch break or after work without being constantly interrupted. The two met when they traveled to Israel to study while they were both in college. They created the first version of the product within two months. However, the early release did not work very well. They revealed the secret to standing out from their competitors is the simplification. They wanted to help users have a simple experience with a product that was easy to use. With the app, you can see all of the subscriptions and unsubscribe from them with a single click.
The product was also featured in the Tech Crunch article titled “Post Rakuten Acquisition, Slice Buys Unroll.Me to Add Email List Control to its Shopping App.” The article reveals Slice purchased the app to help people unsubscribe from mass-emails and spam. The bootstrap startup began in 2011 and gained 1.3 million different users without any outside investors. The article reveals that companies are gaining an edge when they are able to have a great customer experience. Consumers want apps and technology companies to run smoothly while also getting discounts if they can.
Jed McCaleb is an early cryptocurrency innovator. He understands the cryptocurrency industry so well that he can make a projection of what is going to happen in the next few years in the industry. He sees great potential in this industry and has been hoping that it will bring to an end the challenges that the current cryptocurrencies are facing. He is banking on the industry to change the current financial system which he says does not favor all the people.
Jed McCaleb recently appeared on CNBC where he made a prediction about the use of blockchain technology in the stock market, payments, and fundraising. More of this technology will be seen in the financial sectors as the technology supporting the digital currencies is developed.
McCaleb was behind the Mt. Gox, a bitcoin exchange that did very well at the beginning of this decade. He later sold it so that he could concentrate on other projects. He has worked with big crypto organizations meaning that he is not new to this industry. When he talks about the future of the industry, he does so with authority. Jed McCaleb is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Stellar. Stellar is a nonprofit organization which is about to change the banking system by supporting the invention of a cross-border payment system. When he appeared on CNBC, Jed McCaleb said that the future of the blockchain technology is very bright. It will soon be used even for other types of currencies. The good thing about this technology is that it has very low transaction charges and the ledger is public and cannot be altered arbitrarily.
According to Jed, one of the things that he has predicted is that there will be a universal payment system that will be used with other types of currencies. Paying with digital currencies will no longer be a problem as there will be a system in place to facilitate these transactions. The Stellar network is being used by IBM to create this cross-border system. The most important thing in this industry is changing the industry for the better and facilitating technological development. That way, the blockchain technology will still be in effect. For more info, visit cointelegraph.com.
Business success is something that is worth discussing. When you make it in the investment world, you become an icon in the society because others have tried and failed. Louis Chenevert is among the people who have been able to hack into the hardships of the corporate world and emerged successful. He is currently working on a part-time basis as an advisor at the Goldman Sachs. He is also using the time away from the busy corporate world to pursue his interests and spend time with his family.
Louis Chenevert has been successful in elevating the status of more than 50 businesses. He is known for the change he brought in the United Technologies Corporation as their CEO. It is interesting to note that the success he acquired in the eight years that led to his fame, was built for over a decade in other firms that he worked for before UTC.
Guy Hachey the person who employed Louis Chenevert at General Motors describes him as the best executive he has ever worked with in his career. Hachey was a year before Chenevert. The two had one thing in common: they were focused on improving the company and earning the senior positions in the company. Hachey says that he promoted Louis every time he got a promotion. The two investment titans are still friends.
Louis Chenevert got a chance to work with Pratt & Whitney in 1993. This is where he saw the GTF engine. Chenevert carried forward his enthusiasm from the General Motors to the firm. The unit he had been assigned showed major improvements, and he got the president seat six years later. The UTC Company offered him the CEO seat after seeing the difference he was making in Pratt & Whitney, which was their subsidiary.
Louis Chenevert made a huge difference in UTC that people celebrate every day. What they don’t emphasize is that his success was gradual. It was based on diligence and patience.
As an investor understand that what you are doing now is what will determine who you become. You have to do something, to make progress.
In 1969 the Saito’s moved to the United States.Two years later on the 23rd of March, the young couple gave birth to a precious baby boy that was given the name William. Being the first of three children, there was no way that they could have known that this baby, this little bundle of joy, would soon become one of the greatest Japanese American minds of all time. By the impressive age of 10, William Saito started an internship to learn computer programming. Technology quickly became his drive so when he started his own software firm a few years later in college it came as very little surprise to the people who knew him. This firm created IO software that not only advanced the fingerprint recognition system but also produced a system that translates the modern Japanese Writing System into English.
From earning the label of Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 by Ernst & Youngs to being an advisor for the government of Japan, William continued to rise to the top. In 2000, with the future of Microsoft windows in mind, Sony decided to partner up with William and the IO software. Four short years later William sold the IO business assets to Microsoft and left for Japan. While being in the presence of the beauty that Japan had to offer, William dedicated his time into doing great things. From 2013-2017 Mr. Saito was a cybersecurity advisor to the Cabinet Office along side of being an advisor for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) in 2016-2017.
William Saito was taught the importance of volunteering at a young age. With not only the influences of his parents but the schools as well, his yearn to make a difference rose rapidly. Because of these lessons being taught so early in his life, it was easy for him to become committed to helping young Japanese entrepreneurs reach their goals of being successful. William is giving an opportunity that wasn’t there for him when he was younger. It is just one of the ways that he gives back to the amazing world that we share. With his life being an unfinished book William looks forward to writing the next chapter. With another page wrote and another entrepreneur helped his journey seems to have only just begun.
Jason Hope is Arizona philanthropist and technology entrepreneur. He is popularly known for supporting anti-aging research and generally being optimistic about the possibilities of technology. To him, technology has a high probability if solving human problems. As a tech enthusiast, he is always keen to explore what technology can do for human beings. In the anti-aging research, technology is being used to come up with a drug that will stop or slow down aging. This will mean that old age diseases have a likelihood of being eliminated if the current research is successful. Jason Hope love for technology has seen him contribute half a million to this research program.
The research is being done by an organization known as SENS Research Foundation. This research program is happening at SENS laboratories in Cambridge. The foundation is led by Aubrey de Grey, a former artificial intelligence expert and now a researcher in the human health sector.
Jason Hope supports this research because it has a potential of eradicating diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. He is hopeful that a success of this research would be great news to all players in the health sector. The new solution would lead to numerous change in the manner in which diseases are treated. The good thing about this research is that it is not looking for a solution to a particular disease but rather a wholesome solution. It is addressing the root cause of the diseases which is, in this case, is the aging process. Jason Hope has committed to assisting the organization to expedite the research work so that the current generation can benefit. He is also pleased that the research is not only on treating the individual diseases but also repairing the body cells, therefore, preventing aggressive damage which leads to death.
The foundation has been grateful to Jason Hope for assisting them to carry out the research by donating funds which have gone to essential aspects of accomplishing the project. The foundation has committed to using biotechnology to come up with rejuvenation solutions to solve even bigger problems that face humanity.
SENS Foundation is using a very different approach from what other previous researchers had tried to do. His research is focused on attaining results in a short time and also address the key issue. Previously drugs had been developed, but they have not worked with the human body. De Grey does not want to make the same mistake.
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“I learned quickly that entrepreneurs should keep their focus on one project at a time. New entrepreneurs have the habit of jumping to every little opportunity that comes along and they totally neglect their main project. Abandoning your primary source of income is always a bad idea, even if you believe the grass is greener on the other side.” Quoted by Futurist, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and investor Jason Hope. Impressive titles for young Jason Hope, famously known throughout his home of Arizona for his passions for technology and philanthropy.
Jason Hope grew up in Tempe Arizona, receiving a bachelors degree in finance and a masters degree in business from Arizona State University. Shortly after college, he created a mobile communications company which is currently working on gadgets, mobile apps, desktop software, and gaming software which aim to embrace the power of technology used to connect people together.
Jason Hopes current focus is on biotechnology, and investing in start up companies which support the research of Anti aging solutions and technologies. His philanthropist focus drove him to contribute $500,000 to the SENS (Strategies for Engineered Negligible Senesce research foundation). Enabling the organization to equip and build their laboratory and implement new research programs further studying the break down advance glycoltion end products in human tissue. SENS research with Jason Hopes donations thus far have provided advanced results on the aging process of human tissue and it’s connection with AGEs (Advance glycation end products).
Due to the support of Jason Hope in the collective work to improve humanities future, he has aided in providing solutions to the effects of aging and has given humanity the opportunity for longer healthier lives. Another way Jason Hope helps improve the future of humanity is by mentoring high school students and developing grant programs for entrepreneurs around Scottsdale Arizona.
On his website jasonhope.com, he offers Seniors in high school and College students grants to help them jumpstart technology related ideas. He personally reviews submissions with solid plans and personally takes them into consideration. Each plan chosen is awarded $500-$5000 USD to help the winners get started assisting Jason Hope in humanities future.
The world that we are living in today is one that is full of many issues and challenges. Of these problems, most are caused by the very people who suffer from them while others are like a disease and have grounded themselves in the lives of people in the community. However, some of the issues are natural, and man can only have a part in preventing them from getting any worse.Corruption is among the issues that are caused by man. There could be reasons why most people in our societies are corrupt. There can never be, however, justification. This is the reason why organizations like Avaaz came up in order to provide solutions where they can.Some people will think that solutions to issues like climate change and even poverty is providing people who are affected, with aid.
However, some solutions can be achieved simply by discussing the problems in a platform and finding the root cause. Once this is done, then contributions can be made and help provided. Avaaz does not have a physical platform, but uses online networks to connect people from all over the world. This could be the best way to deal with issues in the society because of the traffic that online platform receives.It is a fact that technology has taken over in the society today. Without technology, it is hard to pass messages across. It is a fact because people evolved from using messengers and smoke signals. The invention of the network made things even easier and at the end, resulted in uniting the whole world into one big family. Now, messages from all parts of the world travel like lightning flashes.
Avaaz has noted ad taken advantage of this advancement. It, therefore, recognizes the fact that it is easier for people from all over the world to make their contributions towards issues that are eminent in among the very people.Independence is important for the prosperity of any movement or organization. Its independence is among the best qualities that Avaaz has. It is not reliant on a government sponsorship or support. Therefore, the community can in no single moment be at the mercy of powerful people. It receives and accepts as much contribution as it can possibly get from the members of the community. These contributions are used to help solve some eminent issues and also grow. Avaaz is booming with big numbers each day as people keep joining.
One of the things that Bob Reina prides himself on is his ability to make things happen in life. For a lot of people in life, they are all talk and no action. When the time comes to actually do something, they sit this one out. That has never been the case with Bob Reina. When he is called into duty and when it is time to do something, he is going to be right there ready for it and ready to take it on without any regrets. Bob Reina does not believe in regrets. He believes they are all part of the learning experience in life. They should not be viewed as regrets. They should be viewed as an experience that helped shape you as a person. Learn more: http://inspirery.com/bob-reina/
Bob Reina is a former police officer and this experience was invaluable to him. He saw a lot in his time as a police officer. He probably saw a lot of things he would like to forget, but he carried those things with him because he knew he wanted to make a true difference. One thing Bob Reina has said is that he wants to find the next big thing. That is a constant search for him. He has also talked about being on a mission to change lives as well. Those are big goals, but Bob Reina likes big goals. The bigger the goals are, the bigger the results in the long run.
Speaking of results, 2016 was a great year for Bob Reina and Talk Fusion. They won two awards including the 2016 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award. Bob Reina loves to communicate with people and he also loves when people communicate with one another. It is how he sees change happening and the world becoming a better place for those that are presently living in it.
Communication can be something that does not happen enough. People hold things in and they don’t say how they are really feeling. When they say how they are really feeling, they will find tremendous results. They will also find understanding people out there.