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Hello World | Where should wannapreneurs hang out?

Hint: Not on social media.

September 29, 2021 / 02:55 PM IST
Great companies are often built on insights and unshakeable conviction that entrepreneurs get by hanging out in communities that are purposeful.

Great companies are often built on insights and unshakeable conviction that entrepreneurs get by hanging out in communities that are purposeful.

Iddo Gino was only 18 when he raised $3.5 million to grow his company Rapid API. Billionaire entrepreneur and venture capitalist Peter Thiel made him a Thiel Fellow to drop out of school, and later Gino moved to the US from Israel, where he was raised. 

hello world logoRapid API is now the world's largest hub for application programming interfaces (APIs are the software connectors that allow applications to talk to each other), and is among one of the most valued companies today. 

A few weeks ago, when I talked to Iddo for a podcast, something struck me. Before starting the company, he was deeply involved in organizing Hacking Gen Y, where the idea was to get teenagers excited about programming by organizing hackathons. Participants would often build applications and win prizes.