Student Life Size Working Mario Kart: How’d He Do It? [Vid]

A self-described electromechanical hobbyist and MIT student named Charles Guan is the mastermind behind the Chibikart, a motorized Mario Kart-like vehicle built from scratch. On his blog, Charles states that Chibikart took him a total of three weeks to build, “from [announcement] to first ride test,” which seems like just absolutely no time at all.   I reached out to Charles via email, curious to find out how much a project like… Read More

College vs. Experience [Infographic]


Not everyone can be a Gates, Allen, Jobs, or Zuckerberg—founders who dropped out of college and went on to change the technology industry by starting landmark companies. But there are more options available for budding entrepreneurs these days, most notably the explosion of incubators, accelerators, and other startup nurseries that help young companies get off the ground. Today in Seattle, the local branch of the national TechStars program will unleash its latest… Read More

Remember When You Were A Kid?

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Whether you’re a young kid who dreams of doing something incredible or a seasoned professional with an extensive entrepreneurial résumé, we all need motivation. So take a break from the cat videos, and be inspired. Now it’s Time to Get to Work Remember this quote from Ryan Allis: “Not a single person whose name is worth remembering lived a life of ease.”

U. Chicago Students Hope To Make Bug Eating Mainstream


ON THE TOP FLOOR OF A HYDE PARK APT BUILDING, 4 U OF CHICAGO STUDENTS SAT TOGETHER ON A COUCH, UNFAZED BY THE SNACKS THAT LAY BEFORE THEM: a packet of Mexican spice seasoned mealworms, a block of candy embedded with farm ants and sugar cookies filled with cricket parts. Not only were they they not bothered by the prospect of eating the bugs set before them, but they looked at them… Read More

2011 Coolest College Start-up List


Minimalist, and hip, wheels. Solé Bicycles This isn’t your run-of-the-mill pair of wheels. While most of their fellow University of Southern California students were getting around on beach cruisers, mountain bikes, or skateboards, Jonathan Shriftman and Jake Medwell were craving a cooler transit solution. A fixed-gear bike is a bicycle without a freewheel, meaning the vehicle cannot coast, and can be slowed without brakes. Shriftman and Medwell began hawking “fixies” for $310… Read More