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Why We Decided To Sell Our Startup

NOTE: This was originally published in FORBES on Feb. 15th 2017. For the last two years, my team and I have been building and commercializing a product that empowers the visually impaired by recognizing what they are looking at. Now, ThirdEye is being acquired by TheBlindGuide. The acquiring company is led by a former Merck…

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Can You Build A Startup In A Day? I Tried And Here’s What Happened

NOTE: Article originally published on Forbes Under 30. See original article on Forbes here. Recently, there has been a massive rise in digitally native vertical brands (DNVBs). The thought is that your company manages the entire vertical supply chain and distributes itself rather than outsourcing to a partner; the brand is born online and is…

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How To Get The Media To Pay Attention To Your Startup

NOTE: This article was originally published in FORBES under FORBES Under 30. See the original article here. Press can serve a lot of purposes but one of the main ones is credibility. As 19-year-olds working on a startup during college, credibility mattered a lot for us. But it especially mattered for the product we were…

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Keeping Your Team Motivated When There’s No Pay, Little Motivation, And A Commitment To School

Note: This article was originally published on FORBES in FORBES Entrepreneurs.  This is the fifth article in a series about how a group of students at Penn created a company commercializing a product that empowers the visually impaired by helping them recognize what they are looking at. Check out the first article here about how we created our first prototype, and the second…

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Why You Should Learn How To Write A Business Plan In College

Note: This post was originally published in FORBES under FORBES Entrepreneurs This is the fourth article in a series about how a group of students at Penn created a non-profit commercializing a product that empowers the visually impaired by recognizing what’s in front of them via auditory feedback. Check out the first article here.  A lot of student entrepreneurs instantaneously think that…

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Here’s The Secret To Managing A Startup During School

Note: This was originally published in FORBES under FORBES Entrepreneurs This is the third article in a series about how a group of students at Penn created a non-profit commercializing a product that helps the visually impaired recognize what they are looking at. Check out the first article here about how they first built a product and here for how they then commercialized…

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Here’s How to Launch A Product Without Spending a Dime

Note: This post was originally published in FORBES under FORBES Entrepreneurs This is the second article in a series about how a group of students at Penn created a non-profit commercializing a product that helps the visually impaired recognize what they are looking at. Check out the first article here. After building the first prototype of ThirdEye (see…

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How We Launched ThirdEye in College To Help Visually Impaired People

Note: This article was originally published in FORBES under FORBES Entrepreneurs. This is the first article in a series about how a group of students at Penn created a non-profit organization commercializing a product that helps the visually impaired recognize what they are looking at. Think about what you did yesterday. Have something in mind?…

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Dropping Out Is Overrated: Why It’s Better To Start Up While You’re Still In School

Note: this post was originally published on FORBES in FORBES Entrepreneurs.  Since the beginning of my freshman year, I have been working on ThirdEye, a product that empowers visually impaired persons by telling them what they are looking at (see a demo here). Within nine months, even while being “full-time students” at Penn, our team was able to build…

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