fbpx
Connect with us

Executive Voice

Interview with Shalender Singh CEO & co-founder of Tier3D

Published

on

I had the pleasure of interviewing Shalender Singh the CEO & co-founder of Tier3D, a Silicon Valley company that has just launched a crowdfunded campaign on Indiegogo for an AI-Phone and an AI-Watch, that has already been fully funded within a day of launching! The company’s vision is so bold that it could shake up the entire computing industry. Shalender is no stranger to visionary ideas always on the cutting edge of technology ever since he graduated from IIT Bombay and was a computer scientist at Adobe, after which he started building really innovative hardware/software products for clients at the intersection of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence.

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

Well, being an entrepreneur is really not a career path, it’s more of a life calling with plenty of hard slogging and the occasional bungee jump thrown in to make it worthwhile. There was the usual frustrations of working in a large company, but in addition I have always had the knack for building robust products really fast and easy to use. In a large company you have to justify any innovation but in my own company all I had to do was find a client with whom my idea resonated and we could go ahead and build and deliver a custom innovation.

What do you think makes your company stand out? Can you share a story?

Tier3D is the first company in the world to launch an AI-Phone with perfected Computer Vision technology and an AI Cloud that helps anyone make money and social impact. In the early days when we had launched our website we got an enquiry from an animal rights activist who wanted to mount one of our 3D AI-sensors on a rhinoceros in Africa to track its movements at night, and build up a behavioral model of the animal and its surroundings where humans couldn’t go and simple night vision cameras can’t cut it. Of course with good technology, anything is possible within reason, but this set us thinking that what we were doing could actually have a major impact on the world so we redoubled our efforts to get the product vision perfected.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

I now run and exercise everyday and in fact I managed to even lose 40 pounds in 6 months and came first in my age group in the annual Silicon Valley trot. Regular exercise gives me the energy to work the intense hours I put in and also clears my head. One of my co-founders is a yoga & meditation expert and that works for him because he is always calm and has fresh ideas to move the company forward. It also helps to take a really long view of a decade at least to bring the right perspective to the inevitable ups & downs of a startup life.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

I have had great mentors in my life partly due to the fact that I graduated from one of the best technical institutes in the world in IIT Bombay so I have been able to connect to world class thinkers. One of my most invaluable connections, and an advisor to Tier3D, is Dr. Brian Josephson who is a Nobel Laureate in Physics and over the years he and I have had many discussions on the topic of AI and Physics that have inspired me to think really big.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

Life teaches you only the lessons you wish to learn. I didn’t want to learn how to be a cog in a big company and so I never learned the art of politicking or working the corporate ladder. I am very happy with that decision because all I really wanted to learn was to build great products and make a huge social impact on the world – and that’s happening surely and steadily.

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement  that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger. 🙂

The one thing which I will surely follow on with after building out our AI platform is to build a Physics Computer. We already have filed patents on this idea and when realized it will make computing so amazingly realistic & intelligent that we can literally spin up several Einsteins-in-the-cloud on demand to solve the world’s toughest problems, such as isolating Faster-than-Light particles that have been theoretically proven but not yet validated. This will usher in a golden age of material prosperity that humans will give up their petty minded thinking to first clean up the Earth, and then focus on the real big challenges of life like how would we populate the stars in the night sky without polluting it of course. When there is ample material prosperity people generally are willing to ignore small differences that have caused so much conflict.

How can our readers follow you on social media?

facebook.com/tier3d is where we have interesting conversations on the products we are launching and on the future of computing.

This was very inspiring. Thank you so much for joining us!

Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Disrupt Magazine Tony Delgado, is a Puerto Rican American software developer, businessman, activist and philanthropist. Delgado is also the host of the Disrupt Podcast where he interviews the most disruptive business owners, leaders and change makers in the world. Tony Delgado is best known as the founder, and chief executive officer of The Disrupt Foundation, a social impact movement to grow Puerto Rico’s technology ecosystem and host of the semi-annual Disrupt Puerto Rico Conference. Tony Delgado has also helped mentor thousands of students, create financial freedom, all from the comfort of his home in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Become A Disrupt Contributor
Comments

Executive Voice

Ariella Lorio Widely Recognized As The Done For You Girl Helps Thousands Quit Their Job

Published

on

Giving up the traditional 9 to 5 job is difficult for anyone. Though this kind of day to day grind can be difficult to sustain, it is what tends to make ends meet. Making the decision to drop that in exchange for your dreams is something that many people do not dare to try. 

Ariella Iorio is a widely recognized and successful serial entrepreneur that helps people learn affiliate marketing. She is on a mission to teach people to work from home and fire their bosses instead of going to the office everyday. She abandoned the 9 to 5 in order to achieve happiness in her life. 

“I interned for  Wesley Virgin for two years for free, and he taught me everything I needed to know. He is the King of online marketers.” Ariella recounts.

For Ariella, there was a turning point that led her to change the way she thought about her day to day life. Early on in her college career, Ariella suffered serious injuries after being in a terrible car crash. Though she eventually recovered, the experience fundamentally changed her life. The trauma that she experienced from that period caused her to rethink what she was doing in her life as a college student and whether or not this kind of life was worth it in the end. 

“I was in a terrible car accident in which I broke my back, neck, and arm. It was a terrible experience.”

She moved on from this car accident, but couldn’t help but think there was more to this life. She didn’t want to struggle to make ends meet and worry about paying the rent each month

Back then, the work that she was putting in did not equal the output she was getting in terms of work-life balance and the money she was making. She knew she needed to change something to increase her happiness and believes she manifested her now mentor/business partner Wesley Virgin. Ariella always believed in meditation and visualization and attributes that much to her success.

“I now make 600,000 in four months with affiliate marketing. The company now nets 20k a day.” Ariella explains.

Though she has become incredibly successful now, Ariella had a rough start to her business journey. Her desire to follow her dreams drastically changed her lifestyle. She has experienced failure and difficulties with people supporting her in following her dreams. No one was convinced that she would succeed, not even some members of her own family.

“I was living in the basement for 2 years before becoming successful. I had one failed company with Wesley Virgin before the Done for You Services business that we run now. I also dropped out of college and was kicked out of my house for believing in my dreams and not going the ‘traditional route.’” Ariella states.

Now they both are dominating the industry, but most of all, changing lives. Ariella and Wesley pride themselves on finding the correct system for all of their users. They understand that finding the correct audience for your online business can be difficult, but they are there to help walk their clients through all the stages of the process to ensure success.

“We have a Done for You System that we basically do all the work for them such as give them the offer to promote, the videos, the Facebook target audience, have a coach call them to set up their Facebook campaign and stick with them to hold their hand throughout this process guaranteeing them their first sale online. We have three phases: mindset (our millionaire in training group), execution (the done for you services program), and the mastery program (Facebook and youtube ads).” Ariella says.

If you would like to learn more about Ariella Iorio, go here.

Continue Reading

Executive Voice

Meet Sean Castrina, Serial Entrepreneur and Author

Published

on

Sean Castrina is a bestselling author of 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success andthe fictional tale The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World. His new release is World’s Greatest Business Plan, written for those who cannot afford to fail. Sean is an active entrepreneur and CEO, having started more than 20 companies in the last 25 years. He has guest lectured on entrepreneurship at some of America’s finest colleges. He hosts The Ten Minute Entrepreneur, a top 10 business podcast on iTunes.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a 7-figure entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and author. I’ve got three books out: 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success, The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World, and World’s Greatest Business Plan. I also host my own podcast.

What was a major challenge you had to overcome to get to where you are today?

I suffered a back injury. Doctors prescribed me a large amount of oxycodone and fentanyl to cope with the pain, which is incredibly easy to get addicted to. I was determined to not get caught in that trap, so I quit cold turkey. I truly believe that you can accomplish anything with the right mindset.

If you could start over, what would you do differently?

I wouldn’t wait until after college to start a business. I could’ve been where I am today a lot sooner had I gotten a jump start on my career.

Follow Sean on Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

Continue Reading

Executive Voice

Alex Saenz Is A Millionaire At Age 23 Because, Despite His Hardships, He Always Tried To Work Harder And Do More

Published

on

Hardships during our childhood years often have a long and profound impact on our lives. Alex Saenz experienced a childhood full of difficulties and hardship that he was able to overcome and become the person he is today. Instead of letting it get him down, he used it as fuel to achieve his dreams.

“I grew up in west phoenix from very humble beginnings. I lived in a trailer park from the age of 13-18. During the ages of 13-18, my parents divorced and I dealt with a lot of emotional and mental issues such as anxiety, depression, loneliness and abandonment. Having felt all this, I worked my butt off in highschool and graduated with a 4.2 GPA.” Recounts Alex.

With this kind of GPA, Alex had the opportunity to go to plenty of elite colleges. Instead, his interest was piqued by real estate investing. Though he had very little money in his bank account, Alex wanted to achieve his goal of making six or seven figures, so he began his venture into real estate.

“At the time of jumping into real estate, I had less than $500 in his bank account. This was Money I had saved up from working at a grocery store pushing carts where I only made $7.50 an hour from pushing carts. Having no emotional or financial support, I dove into real estate head first by door knocking and putting signs out on street corners. It took me nine months to get my first real estate wholesale deal. During this time, my mom moved to Nevada, which was 18 hours away. I then had to move into my friend’s house and work out of my friend’s little brother’s room, which was spiderman themed. I started to dig deeper and work harder by marketing for real estate deals.” States Alex.

Though these months were difficult for Alex, like before, he pushed through it and finally made his first closing. This first deal changed everything for Alex. He was only 19 and had already closed a sale and quickly began closing other sales. He began to expand his team and hire other agents to help build his business and close more sales.

“Having closed my first real estate deal by January 2016, I took off in real estate. I was 19 when I closed my first real estate deal! In 2016, still at the age of 19, I closed 12 real estate wholesale deals for $120,000 in revenue. Keeping living expenses low, I invested nearly everything back into business. I hired two sales guys to help hunt down more real estate deals, by 2017, the real estate company grew to five total team members!” Exclaims Alex.

Alex has never looked back since beginning his journey. His business took off and he was able to create his real estate business All in Entrepreneurs with his two partners: Carlos Reyes and Sal Shakir. He also has started creating youtube videos in which he shares his life story and ways to help others learn the tricks of the real estate trade.

“In 2017, my company closed 62 deals for $615,000 in revenue with more than 60% profit margins. This was all done at 20 years young. In 2018, being 21, I continued to grow my real estate company and Co-Founded ALL IN ENTREPRENEURS with his partners Carlos Reyes and Sal Shakir. In 2018, Over 100 deals were closed, and it was the first 7 figure year in business and I was only 21. Fast forward to 2020, I have closed over 300+ deals with my 7 figure real estate acquisition firm.” States Alex.

Though Alex has faced numerous challenges, he has worked hard to overcome them and achieve his goals. He has always had a good mindset, which has helped him come as far as he has at such a young age. In the future, Alex hopes to keep expanding his real estate business as well as continue pioneering his new solar power company.

“I am a millionaire now, currently 23 years old, building more companies, earning 6 figures monthly through real estate, and consulting solar and SAS (tech/software) companies. I am most excited to help others overcome poverty, bad programming and helping younger entrepreneurs achieve success at a young age!” Remarks Alex.

If you want to learn more about Alex’s amazing life story, you can check out his Youtube channel by subscribing to Alex Saenz on Youtube. In addition, you can follow him on Instagram @alexsaenz and check out his business at allinnation.com

Continue Reading
Become A Disrupt Contributor

Join Disrupt Magazine

disrupt magazine

Most Disruptive

Business2 weeks ago

John Mcafee – Predictions For The Future

John McAfee is a world-famous tech CEO, computer scientist, civil disobedience activist, privacy advocate, and pioneer of the commercial anti-virus...

Finance1 month ago

Gaby Wall Street – Teaching Latinas to Thrive During The Crisis

It’s no secret we are facing one of the most challenging financial times of the last few decades as we...

Entrepreneurship1 month ago

Tony Delgado – The #1 Entrepreneurship Movement In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican online market is in constant progress. With many entrepreneurs who are coming here to start a business, it...

Entrepreneurship3 months ago

Elena Cardone – The 10X Ladies Conference Is Declaring 2020 The Decade For Women

The next ten years are meant for women to continue growing their potential and succeeding in multiple areas, including business....

Entrepreneurship4 months ago

50 Million Dollars Later Kosi Stobbs Is An Immigrant Success Story

Canada, due to its favorable immigration policy, has attracted diverse nationalities to live among its natives. Consequently, the country has...

Entrepreneurship4 months ago

Multi Talented Artist Laci Kay Somers Reveals Her Secret To Compounding Her Wealth

Everyone wants to know the secret to getting rich but we all know that after studying the likes of Warren...

Entrepreneurship10 months ago

How Josh Elizetxe Built Snow Into a $40 Million Dollar Business

There is nothing quite like an entrepreneur’s determination when starting a business. That’s my original quote by the way (pun...

Entrepreneurship10 months ago

How Jason Capital Became A Self Made Millionaire By 24

Have you ever wanted to earn the respect of everyone who ever looked down on you at some point in...

Entrepreneurship1 year ago

Sam Bakhtiar On His Way To A Quarter Billion

Dr. Saman Bakhtiar, who prefers being referred as Sam, lives in an 8200 square foot $5.2 million house, Sam is...

Accepting Nominations

Who's up next? Do you follow someone that should be in our magazine? DISRUPT Magazine profiles on some of the most disruptive and influential individuals in the world. Every month, we'll highlight influencers, entrepreneur and creators who are doing it big things and making an impact in the world. Who should we interview next? Who deserves the cover issue? To Nominate Someone Email Us at info at disruptvip.com

Trending