The Business and Entrepreneurship Club held its first career panel of the year, leading off with Harker alumnus and serial entrepreneur Akhsar Kharebov ’02, who was joined by Stanford graduates Steven Wu and Marty Wu.
Kharebov is currently a partner at Phinominal, which is launching the Thalamoid, a cheap mobile device based on a scientific data logging platform to make scientific participation more accessible. Kharebov is a partner at AdZond, a smart and quick consulting and development shop whose services include consulting on strategy, execution, product management, finding resources and launching. He is also a founder of InfoMeters, which allows users to manage their health on a mobile device.
Marty Wu is a co-founder and CTO of Predictive Edge and leads back-end development. Recently named one of Stanford’s top five graduates in computer science, he has been featured on CNN. He started at 16 programming for Lockheed Martin’s Solar Astrophysics Laboratory and founded his first company during his freshman year, which settled him on a career of entrepreneurship.
Steven Wu is co-founder of Predictive Edge, has a B.S. in computer science from Stanford, and specializes in computational mathematics, economics and machine learning. He worked in price optimization for three years, including at Amazon, and did freelance Web development. He covers mathematical/economic modeling needs at Predictive Edge, a pricing solution for online retailers.
The audience these three young men drew was small, but speakers were engaging and students enjoyed hearing the ins and outs of starting a business.