UW – Madison Archive

Innovation And Investment Dollars Turn To A New Region: The Midwest

It may seem as if entrepreneurship and venture capital are exclusively tied to the east and west coasts. In many cases this is true. A recent report derived by SSTI from PricewaterhouseCoopers Moneytree Survey Data shows that California attracted 53% of all venture capital dollars in 2012 in the United States followed by Maryland and New York City with a combined 19% of VC …

Dear Ambassadors and Respected Representatives of UW-Madison and Education – A Year in Review

Image via Wikipedia Over a year ago I wrote an open letter to several faculty members of the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In the letter I voiced my concerns over the broken admissions process and broken academic protocols within the school and within other universities. I also discussed the importance of building a network and more importantly, maintaining the health of that network. Well, this …

Exclusive Music: Yolks – Drive Wise Volume 1

When it comes to Hip Hop, there are those artists that stack up on the top of my list. Guys like Nas, Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, Common, The Roots, Notorious B.I.G, but one of my favorite hip hop artists is someone that most people have never heard of. His name is Yolks. A guy from Madison, Wisconsin who could freestyle and write lyrics with the best …

Loosing Your Virginity – Getting Your First Piece of…Business

First contracted event During my sophomore year of college my fraternity was shut down. As a result, all of our events were canceled and to make matters worse we couldn’t even participate in other organized events within the Greek system. This sucked. It was a huge problem especially for my group of friends who enjoyed going out and doing the social thing. But where there …

Building a farm, planting a tree.

You can teach someone how to pick an apple from a tree or you can teach someone how to plant an apple tree. I planted an apple tree about 3 years ago, when I started a college marketing company called Runaway Productions. Although my personal and direct involvement was extensive, educational and rewarding, the greatest reward came thereafter. I had recent conversations with its new …

Something Called Validation

Two years ago I co-founded a website specifically designed for college students. The site: (Check out my site before continuing to read the rest of the post…or look below. You will understand why)   Today, I see the following article in : 2008 Finalists: America’s Best Young Entrepreneurs   CampusLIVE Jeff Cassidy, 23; Boris Revsin, 22; Jared Stenquist, 23 www.campuslive.com Amherst, Mass. Will college students …

Is M”y” Generation Uniquely Apathetic?

This is the question my friend Mark Korshak is looking to answer in “Project Youthanized.” But how do we truly compare generations? Let’s consider a student in college 30 years ago, to the student today (The generation Y student). How would these students engage activism? Years Ago: pass out fliers   Today:  send out emails Years Ago: organize a rally  Today: create a Facebook group Years …

Academia: Badger Bike

Academia Series: Post 2 My freshman year of college, I was required to take a class called Engineering Professional Design (EPD 160). I was among a group of 35 other undergraduate engineering students (whose majors were undeclared at the time), and we were required to design and construct something for a real client. Our client was the Department of Agriculture of the University of Wisconsin …

Google, Microsoft head to MadTown

The amount of countless hours I’ve spent in UW-Madison’s Engineering Hall, should earn me the “GAL” or “Get a Life” award. Instead I will receive a degree in Electrical Engineering from UW-Madison. And perhaps the same reasons I decided to attend this University, are now being considered by Google, as they too plan on setting up shop in Madison, Wisconsin. In a statement to The Badger Herald, …

Academia: Radiation in the THz range

With my college career coming to an end, I decided to start a series of posts entitled “Academia”. In each post, I will discuss a project or research I have been involved in. In this first post of the series, I will briefly discuss my research in terahertz generation. In the spring of 2007, I had the distinct honor of working under Professor Leon McCaughan, a professor …