The Ocean Cleanup

19-year-old Boyan Slat, founder and president of The Ocean Cleanup, claims to “have invented a method to clean up almost half of the great Pacific’s garbage patch in just 10 years, using currents to [his] advantage.”

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The SendGrid Story

startups, code, & random geekery: Your accelerator program just ended and you've run out of cash...

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I’m the program director for a Manila based startup accelerator program called Launchgarage which is jointly run by Proudcloud and Kickstart Ventures.

Most accelerator programs have varying durations of 3 to 12 months. Ours is a 5-month program with the Launchgarage pioneer class…

Foundation 31 // Evan Williams

Evan Williams talks candidly about his experiences building Blogger, Twitter, and his latest project, Medium.

Foundation 25 // Tony Hsieh

Tony Hsieh about entrepreneurship, fostering corporate culture, and his latest project.

(Source: foundation.kr)

Accelerator Watch: Mozzilla’s WebFWD

WebFWD is Mozilla’s three-month business creation program for startups around the world. The program consists of weekly training sessions & exercises, office hours with industry experts, ongoing coaching and guidance from the world’s best technologists. Upon graduating, teams can qualify for follow-on funding from Mozilla.

Would have loved to see ideas like this at SICamp Manila Open House

Founders & importance of friends

These are not advisors. These are not people who are your mentors. They are just friends. Friends, who are pretty much like you. They too have started companies. Friends who are smarter than you. Friends who have failed before. Friends who have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. And friends who have been successful, but have not let success change them.

Thanks to @ngodee for this.