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Udara Jay
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  • Antonios Newton asked a question for Udara Jay 3 weeks ago
    I was attracted to this site from the Western Instagram post. My eye caught that Ethereum was one of the topics you covered. What made you want to research this?
    Udara Jay
    – Founder and Creator at Alcamy
    Ethereum (or a similar blockchain) has the potential to fundamentally change how transactions happen online, and with it also change the way we do business in the future. On the most part, this change will help make the internet truly open and democratic. Just the way it should be.

    I was just doing my part in raising awareness and inviting more of the community to contribute the best resources to learn about the topic.
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  • Pierce Masuhara asked a question for Udara Jay on Startup 3 weeks ago
    What was your primary motivation for starting Alcamy?
    Udara Jay
    – Founder and Creator at Alcamy
    We wanted to create a space where self-learners can thrive by sharing and discussing the best resources to learn different things. Alcamy is a platform built around an active community of like-minded learners who not only make learning easier but also more sustainable and engaging.

    Self-learning will play a large role in every one of our future careers, and we're building towards the most open platform for people to do it with!
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for John O'Nolan 1 week ago
    How do you stay constantly motivated as an entrepreneur/founder?
    John O'Nolan
    – Founder & CEO at Ghost
    I don’t! I try to embrace whatever mindset I’m in. Take rest when I’m feeling tired. Work long hours when I’m feeling motivated. A lot of people try to force themselves into some “non-stop-maximum-productivity” habits - which can work over short periods of time - but is fundamentally not how humans work in the long run. The more you enjoy what you do, the easier it is to stay motivated. Simple, unoriginal statement - but it holds true.
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for John O'Nolan 1 week ago
    What's a productivity tip you can share with founders working on their companies while on the move?
    John O'Nolan
    – Founder & CEO at Ghost
    My rule of thumb as someone who travels full time is to try not to change location (as in city/country) more frequently than every 2 weeks. If you’re travelling more than that, it just becomes impossible to find time for any sort of real focus.
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for Larry Lau 1 week ago
    What are some general tips for social media success?
    Larry Lau
    – Tech Entrepreneur & Investor | Eighty8 Ventures
    Ensure that every post or message has a purpose. Likes and favourites are okay but doesn't directly drive conversions. Conversions don't always have to be a sale. As part of your social media strategy, you should have various purposes ranging from sharing information, getting a user to visit your website, watch a video, make a purchase, etc.
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for Eric Sheppard 3 weeks ago
    Having successfully launched The War of 1812 board game on Kickstarter what's one important piece of advice you can give people who want to crowdfund their product ideas?
    Eric Sheppard

    One piece of advice I would give to anyone launching a kickstarter campaign is to treat kickstarter like a social network. Follow people who back a lot of projects in your niche and comment on other people's projects. Acquiring kickstarter followers is really valuable because these followers are all familliar with the platform and are much more likely to back projects than your followers on other social media platforms.
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for Haishan Qian on Healthy Living 3 weeks ago
    What are macro ratios and what are some common macro ratios?
    Haishan Qian
    – Creator at Grammit
    Macro ratios refer to the proportion of proteins, fats, and carbs in your daily food intake. Say you’re on a 30P-30F-40C split; 30 percent of your calories will come from proteins, 30 from fats, and another 40 from carbs. There is no golden ratio so it’s really up to you to dial your ratios based on the results you see. If you’re starting, it may be helpful to try out an online macro ratio calculator. They use factors including your physique goals, exercise, and body type to spit out a recommendation. It’s a starting point for you to start tweaking once you notice what works best for your body, your cravings, and your results. I’ve linked two popular calculators below so check them out and good luck!

    https://www.iifym.com/iifym-calculator/
    https://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/macronutrients_calculator.htm
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for Thomas Schoffelen 3 weeks ago
    What's some key advice you can give someone getting into user experience design?
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for Haishan Qian on Healthy Living 3 weeks ago
    What exactly is counting macros? And, how do you go about keeping track of your daily macro intake?
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for Alan Kalbfleisch on Startup 3 weeks ago
    Having successfully launched Pascal Press on Kickstarter what's one important piece of advice you give people who want to crowdfund their product ideas?
    Alan Kalbfleisch
    – Founder and Inventor at Pascal Press Inc.
    Generate buzz before you launch! You cannot expect to post a product on Kickstarter and get organic traction. Kickstarter has become way too competitive for that to work. Find your niche, and reach out to influencers and bloggers in that niche. Get a landing page with an email signup and make sure any article written about your product has a link back to your landing page. Email lists are incredibly valuable. You can expect a 20% conversion of sales from an email list!
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for Ian Haase on Startup 3 weeks ago
    What's one key piece of advice you give all student entrepreneurs?
    Ian Haase
    – Director, Entrepreneurship (Propel) at Western University
    Great question! My advice would be to focus on your strengths and build a team that complements your skills. Many entrepreneurs think they need to be the jack of all trades, but this can lead to burnout and losing your passion for the problem you are solving. There is not better time than when you're in school to find passionate, talented people to join you.
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  • Udara Jay asked a question for Braden Ream on Startup 3 weeks ago
    What's your most important piece of advice for student entrepreneurs?
    Braden Ream
    – Founder at Flare Software Inc.
    Just start. Most people wait until everything is perfect, like a perfect idea, perfect team, perfect financing ... but it never happens. Just start, and make it perfect.
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