Originally named “Picaboo,” Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy founded Snapchat 2011. At that time Facebook was launching Poke, a “lookalike product.” Zuckerberg met with Spiegel and Murphy to inform them of the app that was days away from launching. They accepted the challenge and prevailed with Snapchat.
Malina Suliman derives from a traditional and conservative town, Kandahar, in Afghanistan. After receiving threats regarding her rebellious street art she relocated to the Netherlands. Her work examines the burqa’s place in Afghan culture and other struggles of her generation in Afghanistan. Suliman is also the founder of the Kandahar Fine Arts Association (KFAA).
Candice Morgan was appointed as the first head of diversity for Pinterest, in January 2016. Morgan will be helping the company in initiatives of inclusion in order to make Pinterest a more diverse product and company. Prior to her position with Pinterest, Morgan worked spent 10 years with Catalyst in assisting global companies to become more inclusive. “In the world of diversity, things take time.” You can find out more about Candice Morgan here. Know of any notable millennials? Share at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.
Daniel Fine is the founder and CEO of Glass U. Glass U manufactures sunglasses that fully fold. Fine, a recent college graduate, is also the founder of four other companies.
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In the past couple of weeks, I’ve started to read more and more about Airbnb founder Brian Chesky. Airbnb is a company that allows people to offer their homes as a place to stay through an app. It’s like the bed and breakfast establishments that pre-date the huge hotel chains of today. An art student who came up with the idea when he was broke and unemployed in San Francisco, Chesky has grown his company from a silly idea with a friend to one of the largest startups on the planet. Airbnb recently received a valuation of $24 billion, which is larger than the market value of apparent competitor Marriott. It seems insane to me how a person who wasn’t even really a technology guy before built a company to this size so quickly. All of this seemed like an impossibility before I read this long piece on him. Besides being a really well-written work of journalism, it sheds light on how Chesky was able to do so much. The…
UK Teen, Nick D’Aloisio (19) is well known as the founder of Summly.