I know we have been pretty lax on the whole “job of the day” thing, so I figured we would show you some love to start off the new year! Silicon Beach now has an great startup that is allowing us to post job openings on our site. Codecademy is an awesome application that teaches you how to code. If you have an idea for the next big web application, but do not yet have the skills to build it, this is a great way to get started!
It is EXTREMELY hard to learn from books and online video alone. Trust me, I have tried it.
Silicon Beach TV lives on the Internet, just like many of the companies we cover. Entrepreneurship, particularly web-based entrepreneurship, has become the backbone of our economy in recent years. The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP led by Senator Patrick Leahy and House Representative Lamar Smith will completely change the Internet for the worse. This blog is not devoted to political coverage, but I want to make sure that our stance on SOPA and Protect IP is known. SOPA/Protect IP will negatively affect the future of this blog, as well as many of our friends and partners.
Turns out Harvard isn’t the only birthplace for social networks. This past year a small group of entrepreneurs (and friends) launched ClassWave from their garage in Goleta, just blocks from the campus of UCSB. One academic quarter later, they have university support and over 1400 users across both UCSB and Cal Poly – with a national expansion on the horizon.
Their goal: create a community for students to utilize social networks like Facebook to build more than just their farms or friend lists, empowering students to leverage their social networks to engage with theirs peers toward mutual academic success.
A couple days ago I got the chance to interview my good friend Nick Pedersen, one of the founders of Life Cube Inc. Life Cube is an amazing emergency shelter that has the ability to change the way we respond to the world’s most devastating disasters. Nick dropped out of UCSB to pursue his dream, and will be on the History Channel’s Invention USA this coming Friday (12/16/11)!
Nick wrote Silicon Beach TV a guest post summarizing his adventures with Life Cube. I also did a video interview with Nick at Life Cube’s headquarters in Santa Barbra, Ca…
iCracked Inc is run by student entrepreneurs Anthony Martin and AJ Forsythe. AJ started the business when he broke his iphone for the fifth time, and decided to fix it using parts that he found online. Since, AJ teamed up with Anthony Martin to create an enterprise that is on track to dominate a billion dollar iPhone repair market.
iCracked has franchised their business model to college entrepreneurs and other individuals that want to earn extra money fixing iPhones. They have streamlined the process, and developed a productized tool kit to make the job feasible for non-technical practitioners.
iCracked now replaces broken screens and repairs water damage for all iPhone models (3G, 3GS and iPhone 4). They can even fix the iPad. All repair services are backed by a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and 6 month warranty.
Check out the interview…