Social Media App UFree Makes Waves on College Campuses and Will.i.am Supports

Social Media App UFree Makes Waves on College Campuses and Will.i.am Supports

Arizona social media app UFree is on its way to be the next big thing for college social media! Therefore, we talked to its founder in Tucson, Arizona: Stephen Ost.  This new social media app is a tool that locates your friends within the area of a college campus and allows you to instantly see who’s free to hang out, accommodating everyone’s schedules. Hence the name UFree. Luckily for us, Stephen Ost was free, and we got to ask him a bunch of questions concerning college life in Arizona, web development, and what he thinks of other social media apps. Hi, can you introduce yourself for those who don’t know you? Hello, I’m Stephen Ost, the founder of UFree. I am 23 right now, and graduated from University of Arizona with a computer science degree in May of 2013. So, tell us a little bit about your story, and how you came to create the new Arizona social media app? I came to UofA as a freshman, and, as I got out of class, I often found myself in that similar situation where I did not know who to hang out with, so that’s what started the main idea. Since I was a computer science major, I decided to try to develop an app that served my needs on my own. What resources did you use to help you get started in the mobile development industry? Because I did not learn much, if anything, concerning mobile development while studying computer programming at UofA, I had to learn most of it myself. A great resource for me was Startup Tucson,...
Celebrity Social Media Specialist: 17 Year Old Nik Sharma Works with Jay Sean, Pitbull, and Priyanka Chopra

Celebrity Social Media Specialist: 17 Year Old Nik Sharma Works with Jay Sean, Pitbull, and Priyanka Chopra

Meet Nik Sharma I was introduced to Nik Sharma from a family friend during my stay in San Diego. Ever since, it has been a pleasure to get to know him! At such a young age, he understands the market and how to build relationships. If nothing else, he is an inspiration to high school students worldwide. Managing celebrity social media is all Nik Sharma is about. He launched his company Clique Management this year and is going to be ready to hire individuals by summer. Read on to see the progression of his success to working with A-list celebrities! Background Info: Where you live? How old are you? Favorite activities? My name is Nik Sharma and I am 17 years old, living in Encinitas, California. Currently, I am senior in high school. Working is probably my most favorite thing to do because I get to work with such cool people. I used to play a lot of tennis, but got busy with the college admission process. Also, I’m a really big social media junkie. What is an average day like for you? During the weekdays, it’s simply: get up, and go to school. However, I go to school only 3 days a week. Because I go to a private school, they make their schedule around you. I might have a class in the morning and another class after school. It works out great because I can always schedule meetings in between classes. For example, I would have a class in the morning. Then right after, I would have a lunch meeting, which would be followed by a class...
Walt Danley: Real Estate Tycoon Does $140 Million in Sales and Inspires the Upcoming Generation

Walt Danley: Real Estate Tycoon Does $140 Million in Sales and Inspires the Upcoming Generation

A Time of No Hopes For many people living in the United States, the 2007 financial crisis took everything from them. They lost their homes, the lost their businesses, and some even lost their families. In almost complete parallel to the Great Depression, the economic situation we are facing now made many lose the motivation to strive for greatness and to put everything on the line. However, there was one man, who defied all odds and continued to pursue after success. Not a single roadblock could stop him. What kept him going? His passion for people and his passion for selling homes. Meet Walt Danley Walt Danley is a real estate mogul that did $140 million in sales simply in 2012, with a combined effort of over $2 billion with the rest of his Walt Danley Realty. He shows the world, even in times of great recessions, that money is to be made. Walt has been recognized across Arizona for his work in the luxury-home market for several years. Determined, Walt Danley continues to inspire several young men and women throughout the world who aspire to be successful like him. See what advice he has to offer and what major factors led to his own success.   1. Introduce yourself. How did you get started? How long you have been in the industry? My name is Walt Danley. I moved to the Valley from Portland, Oregon in 1977 to sell spec houses a friend of mine was building.  Unfortunately, he passed away shortly after I arrived so I was basically unemployed and in an unfamiliar town.  Since I had...
The Top 10 Hardest Industries to Get Into

The Top 10 Hardest Industries to Get Into

Disclaimer: This is not an article written to discourage, but to inform people that there are many ultra competitive industries to get into, and that it is important to be cautious when choosing a career path. Whenever you’re at the counselor’s office, thinking about the future, or just thinking what professions you could get into, you always have one dream job. Some people want to be actors, others want to be singers, and we all know that one guy who wants to be a President. Here is compiled a good month worth of research and comparison between several fields of work to determine which industries are the hardest to get into and be successful in.   10. Pornography Okay, so this might not be the most politically correct topic to approach in the article but pornography is truly an odd, close knit industry where success is sold by the media, but almost never guaranteed. It is common belief that the porn industry generates tens of billions of dollars per year, but that assumption is false. According to Forbes, pornography only generates an approximate billion dollars per year. With the general population thinking that there are fountains of cash to be made in porn, more and more people fly out to California (the porn mecca) in hopes of becoming famed “pornstars”. The only thing that this does is give porn companies an ever increasing amount of willing actors which will allow them to lower pay and create a ridiculous turnover rate, which in my opinion, is only second to the fast food and film industry turnover rates (fast foods have a...
Swagg Store CEO Talks with 21 Year Old Entrepreneur Freddy Kalolo

Swagg Store CEO Talks with 21 Year Old Entrepreneur Freddy Kalolo

Freddy Kalolo: An Ambitious Entrepreneur Meets CEO of Swagg Store When you think of most 21 year olds, you think of getting in trouble with the law, excessive drinking, and pretty much any type of chaos. Meet Freddy Kalolo, a 21 year old entrepreneur from Phoenix, Arizona with a pretty insane vision for someone his age. He wants to create one of the LARGEST clothing lines the world has yet to see with his buddy and co-founder, Dakota Haeffner. Freddy and Dakota are currently in the search to find top retail stores across the States that want to help them spread their vision. After talking to CEO of Swagg Store, which has 97 locations across the country, Freddy and Dakota are even more ecstatic about this new venture. They are moving up the ladder at a very rapid rate. Although their clothing is specific to sportswear, they plan to dominate every niche in the future. Introduce yourself. Flex Fashion was an idea that I came up with while I was in high school in my junior year. I was messing around and I didn’t know what I was going to do with my life. I eventually became distracted and joined football, but received an injury that took me out of the entire season. That’s when I fell into a path where I didn’t know exactly where I was going. My idea from high school, then seemed very practical for me. I went hard at finally got all my licenses and patents. I was ready to rock and roll! It has gotten me into business mode. Now, I’m working hard...