As you have most likely noticed, I have not been writing on the Young Guns Trading network in the last month or so. There are many reasons for this, and below, I will be highlighting every single one. Before getting into the specifics, however, I'd like to take a moment and let all of you know that although I was a co-founder to this site, I will be moving on to join the ranks over at StockTwits U in order to accomplish the mission I've been meaning to accomplish for years: to promote, advertise, and create a united bond among university trading and investing clubs to bring them resources that they are seeking and to bring them connections that could fill a Rolodex (if business professionals still use those things).
Now, to the nitty gritty:
- As the month of April came into focus, a connection of mine from the past put me in touch with Darren Kaplan, CEO of the start-up company I've been mentioning since the beginning of last week. Darren and I chatted for quite some time last week, and since then I have been working very closely with the Pooldip team to prepare this absolutely awesome mobile application for its launch this Tuesday, April 24th. The Pooldip experience is one for the books, as it combines the distinct and important "likes" of Facebook with the fancy and prominent "recommendations" of LinkedIn to enhance the social media user's experience by building relationships with employers through your LinkedIn profile and endorsements from your inner circle of friends on Facebook. The Pooldip team is incredible, and the work ethic and energy that this talented group of young individuals possesses is something that I cherish every day I'm apart of the team. A big thanks goes out to Jeff Peters for putting me in touch with Darren, and a huge thanks goes out to the Pooldip team for continuing to make my life exciting every single day; this start-up company is a must-watch throughout the rest of 2012!
- My academics have kept me from trading for the time being, but the time I have dedicated to my coursework aside from all of the other things I do on campus has allowed me to excel beyond my expected capacity. I have officially changed my major to Finance and am double minoring in Entrepreneurial Studies and Politics with my graduation date of May 2014 still on target.
Cheers, Young Guns Trading - to StockTwits U, Pooldip, Bentley University, SMB Capital, and El Serrano!
Zachary "ZMoose" Musso