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Invibed Helps Millennials Take Control of Their Finances

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Danielle Pascarella
Danielle left a cushy job as an Investment Specialist to teach others how to become more financially stable. With a little help from her Front End Web Development instructors, she launched Invibed, a website that teaches Millenials how to save money and be more fiscally responsible through shared money-saving tips. 

Get updated on Twitter: @danipascarella + @Invibed

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Entrepreneurs Find Advice and Inspiration From The Startup Magazine

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Startups are complex, and the road to closing on a round can be difficult. No one knows that better than Product Management graduate Yoav Farbey. The Startup Magazine started as his personal website to catalog the lessons learned, trials, and successes of Yoav’s journey as a first-time entrepreneur. It quickly gained traction as a resource for other entrepreneurs going through similar challenges.

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Can Coding Be Creative?

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Stephanie SiawFrom a humanities graduate to a full stack web developer, General Assembly Hong Kong’s WDI graduate, Stephanie Siaw hopes to break the myth that coding is a  scientific, mathematical skill. She hopes that others like her can embrace its creativity.

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Music Lover Launches an Accelerator For Aspiring Artists

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Clayton Janes loves music and classic British cars (as you can see in his photograph). Being in the music industry for nearly twelve years, he’s decided to start The Music Accelerator, an accelerator program designed specifically for aspiring artists. After mastering his coding skills, he’s on to his next venture: growing the business and bringing exposure to new talent.

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‘Designing the Editorial Experience’: When Content Strategy and Design Come Together

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“A lot of smart people are writing books and sharing their knowledge, and I never thought that I would be one of them,” says Sue Apfelbaum, a User Experience Design graduate who recently co-authored the book, Designing the Editorial Experience: A Primer for Print, Web and Mobile.

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From Dorm Room to Silicon Valley: ‘Shout’ Founder Reveals How He Got Into Y Combinator

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Twice a year, Y Combinator, a seed funder named the top startup incubator and accelerator by Forbes, invests $120k in dozens of promising startups in exchange for 7% equity. As of 2013, Y Combinator has funded over 500 companies, and according to founder Paul Graham, the average valuation of Y Combinator-backed companies is $45.2 million. The infantile startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 intense months and are given the space, advice, and network to whip their businesses into the best possible shape before presenting their ideas to potential investors.

The hopes, dreams, and tireless work of these startup founders, web developers, and designers all culminate in one daylong event that has the power to change their lives, and perhaps our lives forever: That event is Demo Day.

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Hong Kong Startup Connects New Businesses With Talented Job Seekers

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Karena Belin is a recent GA grad, and co-founder of W Hub,  a profile-driven platform that showcases the entrepreneur and team behind the startup. Karena took the Business Fundamentals & Tactics course to build a foundation for her startup’s business plan. 

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Women Who Code HK Co-Founder Launches New Startup

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Karen Farzam is a web developer, startup founder, and recent GA alum. She is the co-founder of W Hub, a profile-driven platform that showcases the entrepreneur and team behind the startup, and Women Who Code HK, a non-profit organization which inspires women to excel in careers in technology. 

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Eye On Alumni: Sarah Adler, Co-Founder of Spoon University

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Spoon University is an online food publication powered by over 900 college student contributors at 35 campuses across the country. Our Web Development Immersive graduate and co-founder of Spoon, Sarah Adler, built an internal training tool to help scale their network of contributors efficiently. We caught up with Sarah to hear about how this feature was created, and more importantly, how it’s been able to help her company succeed. 

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