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10 Years of IDS Podcast, Ep.3: Ravle with Tay Lotte ’19 and Kevin Rieck ’19

Editor’s Note: In honor of 10 years of the IDS program at the iSchool, Alexandra Archambault will be leading you through a 10-episode podcast series. Each episode highlights a different successful startup company from the program.  Finding a Balance Between School and Entrepreneurship Alexandra: This week I’m sitting down with two current Syracuse University students, Tay and Kevin…. Read the full article…




Why Grit is Important in Silicon Valley

While on a plane to Hong Kong last semester, I read what is one of my now favorite books: “Grit” by Angela Duckworth. Duckworth is a psychologist who has spent the last few decades of her life attempting to disrupt. In Silicon Valley terminology, to disrupt means to be innovative and create new meaning to… Read the full article…


Ellie Thiele ’12 – Journey from SU to Airbnb

If you’re a frequent traveler, chances are you have stayed in at least one property listed on Airbnb. Alumna Ellie Thiele returned to campus as part of the HINDSights program to share her “Syracuse to Airbnb” story with School of Information Studies students. Throughout the course of her visit, she met with a variety of… Read the full article…





Venmo: A No-Excuses, Easy Payment-Sharing App

How many times have you spotted a friend for a drink at the bar, or paid for their late-night snack once they’ve spent all their cash? Maybe you’re responsible for paying the apartment utility bill, then wait weeks for your friends to repay you. Venmo has solved all our petty college payment problems with its… Read the full article…