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Teaching Entrepreneurship @ University (DIU, Bangladesh) | Global Mentor for Startup | Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builder | Founder and CEO, Startup Huddle DK & Impactors Connect Bangladesh Know More: https://asifiqbalovee.info/ Read more
Bob Ross leads the creatives innovations in Oceania, through his creative startup accelerator program. Making edits now. Read more
Marketing Manager at Hicenter, the first and largest OCS Business Accelerator in Israel. Read more
Brian Armstrong is the CEO of cryptocurrency trading company Coinbase. He received media coverage for his policy of keeping the workplace free of political activism. Read more
Sean Parker is a serial start-up founder and investor. He was a co-founder of Napster, president of Facebook, and investor/board member of Spotify. Read more
Steve Wozniak is the cofounder, with Steve Jobs, of Apple Computer, and designer of the first commercially successful personal computer. Read more
Daniel Ek is known for being the co-founder and CEO of music streaming service Spotify. Read more
Eric Emerson Schmidt is known for being the CEO of Google from 2001 to 2011, executive chairman of Google from 2011 to 2015, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc. from 2015 to 2017, and Technical Advisor at Alphabet from 2017 to 2020. Read more
Francis Xavier Suarez is an American attorney and politician serving as the 43rd mayor of Miami. He was elected on November 7, 2017 with 86 percent of the vote. He is a major proponent of Miami as a startup hub, actively promoting the city's ecosystem. Read more
Melanie Perkins is the chief executive officer and co-founder of Canva. Perkins is one of the youngest female CEO's of a tech start-up valued over A$1 billion. As of 2020, Perkins was the third richest woman in Australia. Read more
Timothy Dean Sweeney is known as the founder and CEO of Epic Games and as the creator of the Unreal Engine, a game development platform. Read more
Keith Patrick Gill is an American financial analyst and investor known for his posts on the subreddit r/wallstreetbets. He is also most known for being the financial trader behind the username 'Roaring Kitty', who helped set off the GameStop stock frenzy. Read more
Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a Lebanese-American essayist, scholar, mathematical statistician, and former option trader and risk analyst, whose work concerns problems of randomness, probability, and uncertainty. Read more
Whitney Wolfe Herd is cofounder and CEO of Bumble Inc., which operates two online dating apps: Bumble and Badoo. Wolfe Herd first founded Bumble, the dating app on which women make the first move, with Russian billionaire Andrey Andreev in 2014. Read more
Alex Lieberman is the founder and CEO of Morning Brew, a daily newsletter for startup founders and entrepreneurs with more than a million subscribers. Read more
Anthony Pompliano is an American entrepreneur and investor. He has built and sold numerous companies, ran Product & Growth teams at Facebook and Snapchat, and invested over $100 million in early stage technology companies. Read more
Chamath Palihapitiya is a Canadian-American venture capitalist, engineer, SPAC sponsor and the founder and CEO of Social Capital. Palihapitiya was an early senior executive at Facebook, joining the company in 2007 and leaving in 2011. He is a minority stakeholder and board member of the Golden State Warriors. Read more
TropicalMBA (founded by Dan Andrews and Ian Schoen) helps people build profitable location independent businesses, and meet with others who are doing the same. Both Dan and Ian are are an inspiration to thousands of self funded entrepreneurs around the world. Read more
Guy Raz is the host, co-creator, and editorial director of three NPR programs, including two of its most popular ones: TED Radio Hour and How I Built This. Both shows are heard by more than 14 million people each month around the world. He is also the creator and co-host of NPR's first-ever podcast for kids, Wow In The World. Read more
Joe Rogan is an American comedian, podcast host, and mixed martial arts color commentator. He has also worked as a television host and an actor. The Joe Rogan Experience is the most subscribed to podcast in the world. Read more
Phil Knight is the co-founder and chairman emeritus of Nike, Inc., and was previously chairman and CEO of the company. Read more
Susan Diane Wojcicki is the CEO of YouTube. She has been in the tech industry for over 20 years. Wojcicki was involved in the founding of Google, and became Google's first marketing manager in 1999. Read more
Tyler Howard Winklevoss is an American investor, founder of Winklevoss Capital Management and Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, and Olympic rower. Read more
Carlos Slim Helú is a Mexican business magnate, investor and philanthropist. From 2010 to 2013, Slim was ranked as the richest person in the world by the Forbes business magazine. He derived his fortune from his extensive holdings in a considerable number of Mexican companies through his conglomerate, Grupo Carso. Read more
Andrew W. Houston is the CEO of Dropbox, the online backup and storage service. Houston and Arash Ferdowsi co-founded Dropbox in 2007. Before working on Dropbox, Houston worked on a number of other startups which include Bit9, Accolade and HubSpot. Read more
CEO and co-founder of Snapchat Evan Spiegel launched the photo-sharing app from his father’s living room in 2011. Come June 2013 and Snapchat still wasn’t generating any revenue, yet thanks to venture funding, the company was valued at an incredible $860 million. By then, 200 million photos were said to be being sent on the limited-time photo app every day – quadruple the number processed just six months earlier. Both Google and Facebook have apparently tried, unsuccessfully, to purchase Snapchat for billions of dollars. Read more
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has seen the global coffee company go from strength to strength in 2013, as it has achieved record sales and profits. And despite having worked for Starbucks for over three decades, Schultz is still looking forward and has some exciting plans for the coming years. Read more
Jeff Weiner is Executive Chairman of Linkedin, the largest social network for professionals in the world, aftern having served as CEO for over 12 years. On February 5, 2020, Weiner announced he will step down as CEO of LinkedIn and become executive chairman in order to focus on closing the network gap and realizing LinkedIn's vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. He named Ryan Roslansky as his replacement. Read more
L. John Doerr Investor and Venture Capitalist at Kleiner Perkins. Doerr co-founded and serves on the board of the New Schools Venture Fund, an education reform and charter public schools fund, and TechNet, a policy network of high-tech CEOs advocating education and litigation reform, and policies for the innovation economy. He has directed venture capital funding to some of the most successful technology companies in the world including Amazon.com, Sun Microsystems, Macromedia, Compaq, Symantec, drugstore.com, Netscape, Intuit, and Google. Read more
Sir Jonathan Paul Ive is an industrial, product, and architectural designer. Ive was Chief Design Officer (CDO) of Apple. He joined Apple in September 1992, where he remained until his departure in July 2019. Following several years of designing the interface aspects of Apple products he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Industrial Design in the late 1990s after the return of co-founder Steve Jobs to the company, and CDO in 2015. Working closely with Jobs during their tenure together at Apple, he played a vital role in the designs of the iMac, Power Mac G4 Cube, iPod, iPhone, iPad, MacBook, and parts of the user interface of Apple's mobile operating system iOS. He also helped design Apple's major architectural projects, such as Apple Park and Apple Stores. Read more
Lawrence Joseph Ellison is Co-Founder, the Executive Chairman and CTO of Oracle Corporation. Read more
With CEO and co-founder Larry Page at the helm, Google has seen some truly visionary developments. And with Google’s revenue rising by 12 percent year over year, there is seemingly no stopping Page’s company. Read more
Patrick Paul Gelsinger is currently the CEO of Intel. He was the architect of the original Intel 80486 processor, introduced in 1989. As CTO of Intel, he also launched the conference Intel Developer Forum as a counterpart to Microsoft's WinHEC. In September 2009, he left Intel to join EMC. In February 2021, Gelsinger returned to Intel as to serve as CEO. Read more
Salman Khanis an educator and the founder of Khan Academy, a free online education platform and an organization with which he has produced over 6,500 video lessons teaching a wide spectrum of academic subjects, originally focusing on mathematics and sciences. Read more
Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur. Together with Larry Page, he co-founded Google. Brin was the president of Google's parent company, Alphabet Inc., until stepping down from the role on December 3, 2019 Read more
CEO, Alibaba Group. Zhang first joined Taobao (an Alibaba subsidiary) in 2007 as its Chief Financial Officer. The following year he became the Chief Operating Officer of Taobao. In 2011, Zhang was promoted to President of Tmall, a business-to-consumer shopping spinoff from Taobao. It was during his time running Tmall that Zhang launched the Single's Day shopping event. In 2013, Zhang was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Alibaba Group, and eventually succeeded Jonathan Lu as the CEO in 2015.[2] On September 10, 2018, Jack Ma announced that Zhang would also take over as executive chairman, effective in 1 year on September 10, 2019. Read more
Founder & CEO, of Zoom Video Communications. Inspired by Bill Gates, who spoke in Japan in 1995, Eric Yuan moved from Beijing to Silicon Valley in 1997, to join the tech boom. Upon arriving in the US, Yuan joined WebEx, a web conferencing startup. The company was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2007, at which time he became vice president of engineering. In 2011, Yuan pitched a new smartphone-friendly video conferencing system to Cisco management. When the idea was rejected, Yuan left Cisco to establish his own company, Zoom Video Communications. In 2019, Zoom became a public company via an initial public offering at which time Yuan became a billionaire. Read more
Founder and CEO, JD.com. Richard Liu Qiangdong has been called the "Jeff Bezos of China". Liu founded Jingdong as a business-to-consumer single retail store for magneto-optical products in June 1998 and later moved the company into an e-commerce website known as JD.com in 2004.[10] Liu is the company's chief executive officer and expanded its e-commerce products from selling consumer electronics to less specialized items, which grew JD.com into one of the largest retailers in China. Read more
Founder, chairman and CEO of Tencent, Asia's most valuable company, one of the largest Internet and technology companies, and one of the biggest investment, gaming and entertainment conglomerates in the world. Read more
CEO, Netflix. Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr. is the co-founder, chairman, and co-CEO of Netflix, and sits on a number of boards and non-profit organizations. A former member of the California State Board of Education. Read more
CEO, Microsoft. Before becoming CEO, Satya Nadella was the Executive VP of Microsoft's cloud and enterprise group, responsible for building and running the company's computing platforms. Read more
CEO Alphabet Inc. and its subsidiary Google. Pichai began his career as a materials engineer. He joined Google in 2004, where he led the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google's client software products, including Google Chrome and Chrome OS, as well as being largely responsible for Google Drive. In addition, he went on to oversee the development of other applications such as Gmail and Google Maps. On October 24, 2015, he stepped into the new position at the completion of the formation of Alphabet Inc., the new holding company for the Google company family. Read more
Zhang Yiming is a Chinese internet entrepreneur. He founded ByteDance in 2012 and developed the news aggregator Toutiao and the video sharing platform TikTok (Douyin). Read more
Ma Huateng (also known as Pony Ma) chairs Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, which ranks among the nation's largest businesses by market cap. Read more
Warren Buffet is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered as one of the most successful investors in the world. Read more
He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc. Read more
CEO of FUBU and The Shark Group, TV Personality on ABC Read more
John chambers is an Investor in companies around the world that are disrupting major industries. Passionate about mentoring young CEOs and helping them build, scale, and lead market transitions. Read more
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