Let’s build something great together.

I am currently working on two projects that are special to my heart.

StartupU teaches disconnected youth 1) how to use new media to understand the cause of social problems, and 2) how to build business models that solve social problems. Understand the problem, and then solve the problem.

Acanomics is the framework that allows a society to stabilize its economy by aligning higher education curriculum to meet the needs of the labor market.

Read about the people who inspired me.

Problems and Solutions

Recent blog posts

American business: reimagined

The problem is not so much our obsession with buying “stuff”, rather, it is that when an entrepreneur lives in a different location other than the customer’s local community it causes an economical ripple to occur.

Reduce the cost of living

Increase the minimum wage? Or, do you build a startup that reduces the cost of living?

Social entrepreneurs don’t work 4-hour work weeks

Henry Ford noticed a problem. Middle class America in which he was apart of wanted a family car. However, cars were too expensive to produce which made them expensive to purchase. Cars represented more than just a status symbol. Cars represented opportunity. Ford took notice of this market which was ready to emerge from the middle class. He just…

Build a startup that solves a social problem

What do you say to a student who is about to graduate with a degree that has no value in the current workforce? Education is meant to prepare a student for the economy, but as new technology disrupts our institutions it leaves higher education in a state of confusion. The requirements of high-paying jobs are a…

The Startup University

Please note: I wrote the following blog post before crystalizing the actual business model for the StartupU.

Dan is one of the most dedicated mentors I’ve ever worked with

It has been a great honor and a real pleasure to work with Dan for the past four years. We met at a Rutgers University workshop he was hosting on SEO. I attended as a student, and immediately took notice of Dan’s composure, positive energy, and ability to put complex ideas into simple terms.

At the time, I was very inexperienced (building my first drag-and-drop website), and had never heard of SEO. In years to come, I would become close friends with Dan, and consult him on my various projects.

I have now started three successful businesses, reached Top 10 Paid Entertainment Apps in the App Store, and raised over $3 million from great angel investors including Eduardo Saverin & Tim Draper.

I owe a lot to Dan for being that initial spark of inspiration that motivated me to go for it all.

Self-motivated and passionate, with boundless energy, he is brilliant, proactive, and brings out the best in me. I strongly endorse Dan and I wish him the best he deserves for the future.

"Creativity involves your engagement with the world, and the creation of an action horizon where there is something to do beyond describing a problem. Once you understand the problem, what do you do next?"

-Dr. Richard E. Miller