My day job is being a UW student in computer science and the co-founder of two organizations: 23VIVI and VNM USA.
23VIVI is an online digital marketplace created to help democratize art. We work with international artists and sell 23 “editions” of their work (kind of like a print run) at an affordable price that ranges from $18 for the first sale to $40 for the 23rd one (the price goes up by a dollar for each successive piece sold). Once 23 are sold, that piece is no longer available unless a current owner puts it back in the marketplace, and we establish the authenticity of the piece using BlockChain. The meaning behind the name is basically “death and life”—23 is an enigmatic number that doesn’t have one single meaning associated with it (like, say, the idea that 7 is a “lucky” number) but in Shakespeare it’s used to signify death. VIVI, of course, is life and also an acronym: Victory is Very Illuminating. The piece “dies” at 23 but can be resurrected is someone chooses to put it back in the marketplace.
VNM USA (which stands for “Victory is Never Merciless”) is a marketing agency. We specialize in strategies for connecting brands with millennials.
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My most memorable caffeine would be none because I don’t drink caffeine. I am a huge fan of candy though!
My current caffeine of choice is none, but candy and I go way back! Twizzlers, Sour Patch Kids—those are big favorites of mine. I especially like the strawberry lemonade twist Twizzlers but those are very hard to find. They also had a 4th of July flavor that was delicious.
My favorite place for caffeine is Colectivos on State St. Again, I don’t drink coffee but it’s a convenient place to meet.
The person I’d love to share a cup of caffeine with is Warren Buffet—and not just because he’s a big gummy bear fan! I’d love to sit down and hear more about the things he’s done to get where he is today. The various disciplines—like reading 500 pages a day.
World problem that could be solved with the right amount of caffeine: is clean water. There are so many places in the world—and even in the United States—where clean water isn’t a given and is at the heart of so many issues.