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BLNDED Founders Series | Alejandra Rodriguez Boughton

During my career in investment banking, I felt as if something was missing in my life. I decided to go back to school and earn an MBA to help me transition into a new career. But when faced with the...

/ May 18, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Lan Chu

Growing up, I never thought “I’m gonna be an entrepreneur,” but I knew that I wanted to make a difference. Raised in Vietnam, I was brought up in an entrepreneur environment. Now when I visit my birth place, I realize...

/ May 12, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Vi Nguyen

I went to The University of Texas (UT) and double-majored in sociology and documentary film. I was accepted into the UT School of Public Health in Houston, and had planned to attend, but my mom told me to try business...

/ March 29, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Joah Spearman

Growing up poor and underprivileged, I learned that the thing that drives me the most is getting access to experiences and opportunities. Through entrepreneurship and through leading Localeur, I’ve been able to tap into a wellspring of unique experiences and...

/ March 22, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Sheena Moore

I was tired of not feeling creatively challenged. I enjoyed the job I was doing, but I wasn’t passionate about it. I spent a lot of time grinding out my day-to-day duties, but I never felt completely satisfied or really...

/ March 22, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Koy McDermott

Feeling depressed when the sun would set on Sunday night and waking up every morning anxious, not excited for what the day would hold, brought me to a dead end. I knew I could not continue doing what I was...

/ March 22, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Joseph Rea

After working for nearly a decade as a computer engineer, I found that my soul was pulling me in another direction. I’ve always felt I wanted something more from my career – more depth, more passion, more meaning. I’ve finally...

/ March 22, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Kathryn Gonzales

My first job after college was at a startup, and I was immediately hooked. I love the buzzing energy that can only happen when a group of people roll up their sleeves and put their heads together in an effort...

/ March 18, 2016

BLNDED Founders Series | Scott McElroy

I became an entrepreneur after my first son was born. I remember talking to him as a baby and telling him, “Always follow your heart. Always chase your dreams,” but then realizing that I wasn’t doing that for myself. I...

/ March 18, 2016

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Mobile Engineer at KickStarter Coalition for Queens Alum What made you decide to work in the tech industry? Initially, I was pursuing a career in accounting. I declared it my major at college. After an accounting internship, I decided it...

/ August 16, 2015