Author Archives: Cristal Glangchai

The Code to Success

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With each passing year, computers play a greater and greater role in our life. New programs and digital applications are being developed everyday, and while many of them are created by well-established companies, there are some truly remarkable stories about young people making millions with nothing more than their laptop, a lot of code, and…   Continue Reading

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February and March 2014 Youth Entrepreneurship Programs

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VentureLab offers state-of-the-art youth entrepreneurship programs in the San Antonio area. Our courses cater to students of all ages, from kindergarten on through college, and we have sessions available on weekends, during the summer and after school to fit even the busiest of families’ schedules. Are you interested in enrolling your child in one of…   Continue Reading

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Teach Them to Fish: The Role of Entrepreneurship Education in Combatting Poverty

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Texas is no stranger to poverty. We have the 8th worst poverty rate in the nation, and a third of our children are impoverished. Right here in San Antonio almost 20% of San Antonio residents and nearly one-sixth of families live in poverty. While the city has set an admirable goal of cutting the number…   Continue Reading

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They are more than just pretty faces and delicate hands

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Women belong in technology. As a gender, women have earned all of the same rights and privileges as their male counterparts. While I use the word “earned,” I don’t believe that women are treated the same. It’s a known fact that women, on average, make 77 cents to every dollar a male earns, but did…   Continue Reading

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26 Successful People who Failed at First

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“You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can always control what you will feel and do about what happens to you.” — Viktor Frankl Mr. Frankl was a pretty clever guy, huh? We never really know what life has in store for us. What’s just around the corner? If you’re looking…   Continue Reading

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If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original

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One of my favorite TED Talks belongs to Sir Ken Robinson titled, “How schools kill creativity.” I’ve watched it a number of times and every time I pick out something new from it. One of my favorite points Sir Robinson brings up, is that children aren’t afraid to fail. Their willingness to be wrong enables…   Continue Reading

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Be the spark

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A spark is defined as a trace of a specified quality or intense feeling. At Venturelab, we’re sparking the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of all our participants. We want to give them the push they need to make and create. They already have the drive, but we want to help drive their ideas into a…   Continue Reading

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Switchbox: Why we slashed our funding goal and moved to Indiegogo

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We  originally ran a Kickstarter for Switchbox, and the results were great:  we were supported by 93 backers and raised over $3,700.  However, we  did not reach our (admittedly high) funding goal of $15,000.  We are  undaunted.  We still believe in our vision of making the best FRC gear  box in the world.  We are…   Continue Reading

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Kickstarter of the Week – Anderson High School Students Switchbox Robot Gears | Austin Tech | Austin Post

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This is one of those projects that makes me happy crowdfunding exists. These guys want to solve a real-world problem for a small, niche group of hobbyists. Twenty years ago it would be nearly impossible for them to get any kind of funding. Now, people who want one of their gearboxes can support the Kickstarter….   Continue Reading

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Pictures from HSS Demo Day

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