Andrew Medal

Andrew Medal

Serial Entrepreneur, Digital Strategist, Web Designer, Author, Volunteer

Andrew Medal is a street geek and entrepreneur. He is the founder of web and mobile development shop, Agent Beta, amongst a handful of other startups. Recently, he's been helping the California Education Department solve the student and job problem through technology. 

He volunteers inside prison institutions with the Last Mile Project, where he teaches inmates how to become entrepreneurs (he also designed its site). Join his Facebook Group of more than 10,000 other entrepreneurs (including Noah Kagan), where they talk, strategize and share tips about being entrepreneurs, by requesting an invite here.

Why I Helped My Mom Launch a Startup
Mompreneurs

Why I Helped My Mom Launch a Startup

Working with my mother further supports my belief that anyone can be an entrepreneur.
6 Ways to Stand Out in a World That Won't Shut Up
Marketing

6 Ways to Stand Out in a World That Won't Shut Up

There are super creative tactics some entrepreneurs use to get their brands and companies ahead.
A Classic Poem's Timeless Lessons for Entrepreneurs
Inspiration

A Classic Poem's Timeless Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Rudyard Kipling's 'If' can be a breezy read, but if you stop to read each verse carefully, you'll find lots of nuance that applies to business.
Books Are the New Business Card
Books

Books Are the New Business Card

If you've ever dreamed of writing your own book, look at self-publishing. It can bring you five clear business benefits.
11 Aspiring Entrepreneurs Share Lessons From Cherished Books
Recommended Reading

11 Aspiring Entrepreneurs Share Lessons From Cherished Books

The paradox of reading books is that there is always something more pressing to do but rarely anything more rewarding.
1 Billion Matches Later, Tinder Can Trace Its To-the-Moon Growth to Signing Up Sorority Girls
Ready To Launch

1 Billion Matches Later, Tinder Can Trace Its To-the-Moon Growth to Signing Up Sorority Girls

Sex still sells, but Tinder is more than just a one-night stand. I take a look under the hood of the phenomenon.
How Prison Became My Launching Pad for Success
Lessons

How Prison Became My Launching Pad for Success

These are the things that not only helped me survive incarceration, but to come out a better person. These takeaways can help you in your endeavors, even if they don't include bars.
10 Ways Startups Are Like 'Intimate Encounters'
Ready To Launch

10 Ways Startups Are Like 'Intimate Encounters'

We can't be serious all of the time. That's just boring. So insert your tongue in cheek and enjoy.
6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso
Creativity

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today
A Mad Method by an 'Iceman' That Can Strengthen Your Mind and Body
Personal Health

A Mad Method by an 'Iceman' That Can Strengthen Your Mind and Body

The process taught by Wim Hof, holder of 20 Guinness World Records, is to make yourself really, really uncomfortable.
There Are Many Things That Suck About Being an Entrepreneur, But It's Totally Worth It
Entrepreneurship

There Are Many Things That Suck About Being an Entrepreneur, But It's Totally Worth It

The startup journey is not all unicorns and schools of greatness. Being a 'successful' entrepreneur is probably the hardest goal you'll accomplish in your life.
A 7-Point Hit List to Hiring an Exceptional Web Designer
Websites

A 7-Point Hit List to Hiring an Exceptional Web Designer

Asking the right questions, and having a prospective designer address your concerns up front will better arm you in making the right choice for your website direction.
Zuckerberg's Prison Visit Shows That Great Opportunities Appear in the Most Unlikely Places
Mark Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg's Prison Visit Shows That Great Opportunities Appear in the Most Unlikely Places

A former inmate who dreamed about becoming an entrepreneur reflect's on the indirect recognition he received from the CEO of Facebook.
This Could Be the Next Big Event Since SXSW. At Least Mark Cuban Thinks So.
Events

This Could Be the Next Big Event Since SXSW. At Least Mark Cuban Thinks So.

RECESS is aimed at college students and bridges today's big musicians with the superstars of business.
10 Ways to Hydrate Your Hustle
Motivation

10 Ways to Hydrate Your Hustle

Regardless of whether you have endless ambition and grit, here are some ways to keep yourself motivated and creative.