Worth Reading 5/31/13

The Dingman Center team came back to work this week rejuvenated after the Memorial Day holiday weekend. We’re sure some of you weren’t keeping up with the news while on vacation – here’s what’s worth reading this week.

Wondering if you’ll be a successful entrepreneur? Your genes might tell you. Founder Institute CEO, Adeo Ressi developed a personality test that leads him to believe that certain critical traits that make entrepreneurs successful are in fact genetic.

In The Accelerators, a Wall Street Journal blog, co-founder of ZenPayroll Joshua Reeves discusses the importance of his entrepreneurial support system.

David McClure and 500 Startups are expanding to southeast Asia. Similar to 500 Luchadores in Mexico and 500 StartupWallah in India, the $10 million microfund named 500 Durian LP will invest in startups in the area.

Considering traveling to a music festival this summer? Local startup RidePost provides an online platform where users  can sell seats in their car for long road trips. RidePost is partnering with music festival organizers to establish a network of transportation for concert-goers up and down the east coast.

In a traditionally male-dominated industry, women are making a splash on the tech scene. Get inspired by this all female team of high school juniors from the state of Maryland known as the “Fabulous Five” who were named winners of the Verizon Innovative App Challenge. The group won $10,000 for their high school with their winning app called Study Buddy.

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