12 Questions: Meet Rommel Rojas (Venezuela)

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Rommel lives and works in Valencia, Venezuela. My name is Rommel Rojas, I live in Valencia, Venezuela. In our 12 Questions blog series, we feature interviews with someone from the crowdSPRING community. For these interviews, we pick people who add value to our community – in the blog, in the forums, in the projects. Plainly – activities that make crowdSPRING a better community. Be professional, treat others with respect, help us build something very special, and we’ll take notice.

John Miles: Co-Founder of Venezuelan Outsourcing Agency iWorker Explains Why Developing Countries Are Such A Great Source Of Talent

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

Podcasts Startups iWorker John Miles Membership Site masterplan outsourcing Venezuela White label outsourcing? [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Stitcher | Spotify | Raw RSS ] John Miles is a Canadian who got his entrepreneurial start while working in a real estate agency developing lease signing software for property owners. He later partnered with his boss at the time to purchase a micro-brewery, which he steadily […].

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An entrepreneur’s guide to Aruba’s startup scene

The Next Web

Located just 18 miles off the coast of Venezuela, the tiny Caribbean island has been making serious waves over the past few years. Many people dream of building a business. Many others dream of living on a sunny island. But those who dream of doing both need look no further than Aruba. But unlike its neighbor which has made headlines for its economic, political, and social crises, Aruba has been in the spotlight for a different reason: innovation.

Fast-Forwarding to 2025

Feld Thoughts

” My response was, “Income inequality, the occupy movement, Venezuela, European Debt” and they interrupted with “Ah, I get it.” I have a few minutes each morning between when I wake up and when I go downstairs to meditate. I do two things during this time: (1) basic hygiene stuff and (2) let whatever thoughts are in my head roll around. This morning I had the following thought. It would be nice to just fast forward to 2025.

Entrepreneur Runs Coding Academy To Help Students Gain Real-world Software Development Skills


Marcelo Ricigliano is the co-founder of 4Geeks Academy , a Miami based coding academy with campuses in USA, Chile and Venezuela. We now have campuses in the US, Chile, and Venezuela, with more than 400 graduates and a job placement ratio of 90%. 4Geeks Academy students gain real-world software development skills that traditional education left behind but are required to meet the demands of our digital economy.

The four waves of crypto disruption: where are they today? 

Version One Ventures

But you only have to talk to people from high inflation countries like Argentina or Venezuela to understand the appeal of a globally-accessible and permissionless digital currency. Nearly two years ago, I published a post exploring four key opportunities in crypto. In it, I outlined four crypto waves, ranked from furthest to least developed: Store of value. Disruption of financial markets. Disruption of every other information market. Disruption of what a firm means.

Chavez Uses Twitter to Intimidate Venezuelans

Venture Chronicles

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez urged supporters to use Twitter to blow the whistle on currency speculators on Sunday and announced that police raids on illegal traders would continue as Venezuela’s government tries to defend the embattled bolivar. I read this and realized that the social media industry has indeed become mainstream when thuggish potentates in banana republics are using Twitter to suppress and intimidate the citizenry.

BTC + DeFi = FTW

Version One Ventures

which are the primary means of trading in countries like Venezuela (see this excellent study of bitcoin as a censorship resistant bridge currency). I recently shared some thoughts about DeFi in light of recent market turmoil.

Climb the Ladder Of Intentionality To Unleash Your Potential


He has held senior management positions at Procter and Gamble and PepsiCo; served as CEO of The Lighting Science Group; has lived and worked in Sweden, England, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil and the United States; and took 16 months to sail around the world with his family.

Crypto, Identity & the Need for Self-Sovereignty


In Venezuela, where citizens have flocked to bitcoin in light of hyperinflation, the government countered by announcing a state-controlled cryptocurrency called the petro. Last Friday, he announced new economic measures as the IMF warned that Venezuela’s inflation could hit 1 million percent by the end of 2018: Removing five zeroes from the Venezuelan currency — dropping the Bolivar’s value more than 90%.

Bitcoin: Resilience in Crisis


Those in countries that have previously experienced massive inflation (Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Argentina) or capital controls (China, India) have long seen relative value in an asset that is independent of government financial manipulation. As investors try to navigate the COVID-19 world, they’re taking a hard look at their portfolios and solving for the new normal.

Green Franchise Taking The Industry A Notch Higher


With my years of experience from the textile and plastics industry in Venezuela and Colombia; I knew that my team and I were resourceful and could to transform the traditional dry-cleaning system and generate a distinctive and better offering. Businesses that take care of the environment are almost always bound to be successful. OXXO is an environmentally-responsible dry cleaning franchise in the United States with fifty stores throughout the U.S.

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Flights to Safety


Similarly, in Venezuela, which has seen annual inflation of 4000%+, cryptocurrency serves as a safe haven. Financial headlines over the past week focused on Turkey’s rapidly depreciating lira.

What Protecting Democracy and Saving Net Neutrality Have in Common

Austin Startup

Take, for instance, what happened in Venezuela. Before the people of Venezuela knew it, he had them in a choke hold. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In life, there are certain things we take for granted. Water is clean, the sky is blue and gravity is about 9.8 All these things are expected to never change, but if they did, everyone would take notice. Beyond just the average internet user taking a hit from a net neutrality ban, so will small businesses.

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Drinking from a Firehose


I wrote about Venezuela’s new economic policy in last week’s newsletter. Yesterday, Reuters published a great investigative piece entitled “ Venezuela’s New Cryptocurrency is Nowhere to be Found “. The pace of news announcements over the last week shows the blockchain sector hasn’t received the August doldrums memo. Overall crypto markets improved, with Bitcoin hovering near $7000. Many other cryptocurrencies have seen more modest recoveries.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 4

Steve Blank

Putin’s Russia is intent on undermining the US and West in any way it can – aggression in the Crimea and Ukraine and destabilizing activities in Syria ; Venezuela and beyond. We just held our fourth sessions of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

Thank you Israel for welcoming our British startup (Guest post)

VC Cafe

You only had to look around little Techloft to meet people from, amongst others: Israel (of course), the US, UK, France, Venezuela, Canada & Eastern Europe. By Daniel Abrahams *. I’ve always been intrigued by the success of the ‘Startup Nation.’ In this post, I want to share my story. That of a British startup which naively arrived for three months in Tel Aviv and hasn’t looked back since.

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Standing out from the Crowd in the Gallery

crowdSPRING Blog

12 Questions: Meet Rommel Rojas (Venezuela). If you are a creative, you know the galleries in projects can be filled with page after page of designs, and everyone is trying to stand out from the crowd. There are several techniques you can use to display your designs that may help draw the eye of the buyer and the decision makers on their team. First, you need to start with your brilliant design idea. Next – display your concept in a way that will capture attention.

Technology, Innovation, and Modern War – Class 4 – Bridge Colby

Steve Blank

Putin’s Russia is intent on undermining the US and West in any way it can – aggression in the Crimea and Ukraine and destabilizing activities in Syria ; Venezuela and beyond. We just held our fourth sessions of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War.

How To Profit From Day Trading Gas-Related Stocks


For example, Venezuela would have the potential to become a major gas producer, given that it has considerable reserves. As of 2019, natural gas is experiencing a rapid growth phase. According to a report by International Gas Union and The Boston Consulting Group released in 2018, the average worldwide gas consumption has grown in the last decade by 1.8% per year. Thus, it is the fastest growing energy source after renewable energy.

Facebook S-1: The Most Anticipated IPO in a Decade ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

In fact penetration in Chile, Turkey, and Venezuela is estimated at >80% which is astonishing. How to Evaluate Firms for a Seed VC. How To Think About The Future. About Me. AGILEVC My idle thoughts on tech startups. Facebook S-1: The Most Anticipated IPO in a Decade. February 2, 2012. The interminable wait is over, and Facebook’s S-1 was filed yesterday afternoon.

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37 Entrepreneurs Explain Why They Started Their Businesses


I originally came from Argentina, and lived in Brazil and Venezuela before moving to the US. Each business has a story. No matter if the business is a Goliath like Wal-Mart, or a local business owned by a couple or family, the business has roots in an idea. For each business owner, the story of their journey can range from monetary needs or the passion for a unique project. Each story is different though the reasons may remain the same.

Twitter Link Roundup #51 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Interview with a crowdSPRING designer – 12 Questions: Meet Rommel Rojas (Venezuela) – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. These posts and videos are about logo design , web design , startups, entrepreneurship , small business , leadership, social media , marketing, and more! Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week!

Trump is everyone's problem now.

This is going to be BIG.

How about Venezuela funds from 1998? Just realizing that I forgot to list one risk factor in my Fund II PPM--the possibility that the US turns into a fascist dictatorship. That probably won't have a positive effect on venture capital returns. I mean, think about it--how well do you think those late 1930's German venture capital vintages did?