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CEO: Air Force Veteran Building Software To Make People Safer

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Mo, founder of UCaring.com, builds security software to improve safety for kids, schools, and neighborhoods. An entrepreneur since the 1970s, Mo suggests creating your own business or delivery service in college to see what's involved in running a company.

Degree: Engineering Science
Job Title: CEO

Job Summary: Entrepreneurs

Job Description

Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity without regard to resources currently controlled. An entrepreneur sees an opportunity and exercises initiative by organizing a venture to turn an idea into reality. An entrepreneur is often seen as a business leader and innovator of new ideas and business processes.

On-the-Job Training

No

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Entrepreneurship is defined by risks and rewards. Most people who become entrepreneurs are more comfortable with risks; prefer unstructured working and learning environments and collaborating with small team of people.

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$0 - $200,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
Not applicable
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Varies Widely, Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Home, Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Adventurous, Courageous, Creativity, Leadership ability, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Networking, Organizational skills, People skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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m='19850'>make</span> <span m='20520'>kids</span> <span m='20850'>safer</span> <span m='21310'>on their way</span> <span m='21770'>back and forth</span> <span m='22070'>to school.</span> </p><p><span m='22827'>That was</span> <span m='23284'>my</span> <span m='23741'>first</span> <span m='24198'>effort.</span> <span m='24655'>My</span> <span m='25112'>second</span> <span m='25569'>effort</span> <span m='26483'>was</span> <span m='26940'>to</span> <span m='27280'>provide</span> <span m='27870'>monitoring</span> <span m='28165'>on</span> <span m='28460'>video</span> <span m='30030'>that</span> <span m='30780'>enabled</span> <span m='31800'>us</span> <span m='32030'>to</span> <span m='32130'>identify</span> <span m='32610'>unwanted</span> <span m='33220'>behavior</span> <span m='33710'>on a property.</span> <span m='34690'>And the third</span> <span m='35180'>application</span> <span m='36160'>now</span> <span m='36650'>is</span> <span m='37140'>to</span> <span m='37630'>deliver</span> <span m='38120'>phone</span> <span m='38610'>alerts</span> <span m='39100'>to</span> <span m='39590'>parents,</span> <span m='40080'>or to</span> <span m='40570'>the children,</span> <span m='41060'>that</span> <span m='41550'>something</span> <span m='42040'>is not</span> <span m='42530'>going</span> <span m='43520'>correctly or</span> <span m='43920'>according</span> <span m='44380'>to</span> <span m='44490'>plan</span> <span m='44800'>for</span> <span m='44910'>the</span> <span m='45050'>day.</span> </p><p><span m='46530'>A</span> <span m='46940'>typical</span> <span m='47320'>day</span> <span m='47520'>for</span> <span m='47680'>me</span> <span m='47930'>is</span> <span m='48920'>managing</span> <span m='49220'>software</span> <span m='49681'>engineers,</span> <span m='50142'>testing</span> <span m='50603'>product,</span> <span m='52447'>user</span> <span m='52908'>interfaces</span> <span m='53369'>on</span> <span m='53830'>smartphones,</span> <span m='54760'>and</span> <span m='55630'>we</span> <span m='56020'>are</span> <span m='56550'>in the</span> <span m='57047'>process</span> <span m='57544'>of looking</span> <span m='58041'>for</span> <span m='58538'>partners</span> <span m='59035'>to</span> <span m='59532'>deliver</span> <span m='60029'>services</span> <span m='61023'>to</span> <span m='64230'>everybody.</span> <span m='65110'>Every</span> <span m='65420'>person</span> <span m='65920'>has</span> <span m='66362'>people</span> <span m='66804'>in their</span> <span m='67246'>life.</span> <span m='68130'>They</span> <span m='68410'>have</span> <span m='68660'>places</span> <span m='69110'>they</span> <span m='69230'>care</span> <span m='69510'>about,</span> <span m='69900'>and they</span> <span m='70040'>have</span> <span m='70490'>roles</span> <span m='71590'>that</span> <span m='72210'>they</span> <span m='72410'>serve,</span> <span m='72710'>like</span> <span m='73050'>I'm</span> <span m='73210'>a</span> <span m='73310'>CEO</span> <span m='73810'>of a</span> <span m='73970'>company.</span> <span m='74730'>I</span> <span m='74840'>also</span> <span m='75190'>quality</span> <span m='75660'>manage it</span> <span m='76140'>for</span> <span m='76230'>the</span> <span m='76340'>software,</span> <span m='77290'>and</span> <span m='77640'>I'm</span> <span m='77990'>here</span> <span m='78180'>telling</span> <span m='78360'>you</span> <span m='78530'>about</span> <span m='78800'>my</span> <span m='78940'>product.</span> <span m='79410'>So my</span> <span m='79790'>role</span> <span m='80020'>is</span> <span m='80482'>to</span> <span m='80944'>communicate</span> <span m='81406'>those things</span> <span m='81868'>to the public.</span> </p><p><span m='83710'>I</span> <span m='83750'>got</span> <span m='84000'>hooked</span> <span m='84220'>on</span> <span m='84480'>doing</span> <span m='84870'>startup</span> <span m='85210'>companies,</span> <span m='85890'>entrepreneurial</span> <span m='87330'>endeavors.</span> <span m='88050'>I</span> <span m='88160'>now</span> <span m='88380'>consider it</span> <span m='88820'>a</span> <span m='88870'>vocation.</span> <span m='89700'>People'll</span> <span m='90158'>train for them</span> <span m='90616'>in school,</span> <span m='91074'>and they</span> <span m='91532'>spend a whole</span> <span m='91990'>career</span> <span m='92450'>on it.</span> </p><p><span m='93070'>I</span> <span m='93240'>started</span> <span m='93690'>early.</span> <span m='94120'>I</span> <span m='94190'>did</span> <span m='94420'>my</span> <span m='94560'>first</span> <span m='94810'>startup</span> <span m='95040'>in</span> <span m='95492'>1974</span> <span m='96850'>after</span> <span m='97190'>I</span> <span m='97220'>got</span> <span m='97470'>out of</span> <span m='97580'>the</span> <span m='97730'>Air</span> <span m='97850'>Force.</span> <span m='98830'>I</span> <span m='98920'>went</span> <span m='99170'>broke</span> <span m='99530'>because</span> <span m='99740'>the</span> <span m='99910'>oil</span> <span m='100280'>embargo.</span> </p><p><span m='101030'>I</span> <span m='101508'>worked for</span> <span m='101986'>big companies</span> <span m='102464'>again</span> <span m='102942'>for a few</span> <span m='103420'>years,</span> <span m='103898'>and then</span> <span m='104860'>since</span> <span m='105140'>1980,</span> <span m='105465'>I've</span> <span m='105790'>been</span> <span m='106160'>an</span> <span m='106390'>entrepreneurial</span> <span m='107820'>serial</span> <span m='108236'>startup</span> <span m='109980'>guy.</span> <span m='110530'>And</span> <span m='110970'>I</span> <span m='111040'>recommend</span> <span m='111300'>it</span> <span m='111560'>because</span> <span m='112880'>every</span> <span m='113110'>day,</span> <span m='113300'>there's a</span> <span m='113630'>new</span> <span m='113890'>and interesting</span> <span m='114970'>problem</span> <span m='115370'>to solve.</span> <span m='115980'>You're</span> <span m='116090'>responsible</span> <span m='116700'>for</span> <span m='116870'>a breadth</span> <span m='117559'>of</span> <span m='118996'>activities</span> <span m='119475'>or responsibilities</span> <span m='120433'>that</span> <span m='120912'>constantly</span> <span m='121391'>keep you</span> <span m='121870'>innovating,</span> <span m='122349'>and</span> <span m='123310'>that's</span> <span m='123660'>the part</span> <span m='124010'>of</span> <span m='124090'>the</span> <span m='124170'>business</span> <span m='124580'>that I love.</span> </p><p><span m='126040'>My</span> <span m='126210'>standard</span> <span m='126620'>advice</span> <span m='127560'>for</span> <span m='127700'>young</span> <span m='127930'>people</span> <span m='128340'>is</span> <span m='129300'>this.</span> <span m='129654'>Let's see</span> <span m='130009'>if</span> <span m='130139'>I can</span> <span m='130229'>get</span> <span m='130460'>it in</span> <span m='130590'>right</span> <span m='130840'>order.</span> <span m='134690'>Integrate</span> <span m='135210'>it</span> <span m='135250'>into</span> <span m='135460'>groups</span> <span m='135880'>and</span> <span m='136170'>organizations</span> <span m='137466'>at</span> <span m='137932'>school.</span> <span m='138398'>Take opportunities</span> <span m='139330'>to</span> <span m='139910'>learn</span> <span m='140450'>how</span> <span m='140610'>to</span> <span m='140750'>speak,</span> <span m='141760'>how</span> <span m='142050'>to</span> <span m='142210'>act,</span> <span m='142720'>acting</span> <span m='143192'>is important.</span> </p><p><span m='145080'>Learn</span> <span m='145460'>some</span> <span m='145900'>precision</span> <span m='146350'>with</span> <span m='146590'>your</span> <span m='146750'>language,</span> <span m='148270'>and</span> <span m='148480'>then</span> <span m='148700'>in</span> <span m='148850'>a</span> <span m='148940'>workplace,</span> <span m='149620'>look</span> <span m='149960'>for</span> <span m='150310'>jobs</span> <span m='151150'>that</span> <span m='151830'>actually</span> <span m='152270'>add</span> <span m='152650'>value,</span> <span m='152980'>or you</span> <span m='153280'>can</span> <span m='153380'>add</span> <span m='153710'>value</span> <span m='153970'>to the job,</span> <span m='154470'>or that</span> <span m='154970'>you</span> <span m='155470'>learn</span> <span m='156470'>from</span> <span m='156970'>experience</span> <span m='157470'>on the job.</span> <span m='158470'>That's very</span> <span m='158970'>difficult</span> <span m='159470'>for kids</span> <span m='159970'>nowadays.</span> <span m='161280'>But</span> <span m='161590'>do that,</span> <span m='161880'>and then</span> <span m='162364'>from an</span> <span m='162848'>academic</span> <span m='163332'>point of view,</span> <span m='164300'>if</span> <span m='164860'>you're</span> <span m='165120'>inclined</span> <span m='165770'>towards</span> <span m='166140'>engineering</span> <span m='166415'>or</span> <span m='166690'>hard</span> <span m='167142'>science,</span> <span m='167594'>do it.</span> <span m='168046'>If you have to</span> <span m='168498'>work a little</span> <span m='168950'>harder,</span> <span m='169402'>do it.</span> <span m='170760'>If</span> <span m='170990'>you're</span> <span m='171540'>more</span> <span m='171880'>of</span> <span m='172000'>a</span> <span m='172140'>romantic,</span> <span m='172780'>like</span> <span m='173010'>I</span> <span m='173190'>am,</span> <span m='173550'>and a</span> <span m='173930'>soft</span> <span m='174310'>engineer,</span> <span m='176440'>go</span> <span m='176710'>take</span> <span m='177070'>literature,</span> <span m='177620'>English,</span> <span m='178160'>languages,</span> <span m='179470'>and</span> <span m='180550'>worked</span> <span m='180900'>on</span> <span m='183208'>communication</span> <span m='183695'>skills,</span> <span m='184182'>which</span> <span m='185160'>obviously,</span> <span m='185800'>I</span> <span m='185930'>need</span> <span m='186160'>all</span> <span m='186410'>of</span> <span m='186480'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='187170'>And</span> <span m='188152'>I guess the</span> <span m='188643'>final thing</span> <span m='189134'>for</span> <span m='189625'>kids is</span> <span m='190116'>to</span> <span m='190607'>get your</span> <span m='191098'>feet</span> <span m='191589'>wet with</span> <span m='192080'>a startup</span> <span m='192571'>as soon as</span> <span m='193062'>you can.</span> <span m='193553'>My</span> <span m='194050'>recommendation</span> <span m='194335'>is</span> <span m='194620'>when</span> <span m='194740'>you're</span> <span m='194910'>in</span> <span m='194980'>college,</span> <span m='195490'>start</span> <span m='195918'>a</span> <span m='196346'>company.</span> <span m='197202'>Even</span> <span m='197630'>if you're</span> <span m='197980'>just</span> <span m='198200'>delivering</span> <span m='200080'>fliers</span> <span m='200800'>or</span> <span m='201370'>anything</span> <span m='201870'>that gets you</span> <span m='202370'>out</span> <span m='202870'>and moving,</span> <span m='203370'>and that</span> <span m='203870'>turns out to be</span> <span m='204370'>not only</span> <span m='204870'>credentials,</span> <span m='205870'>but</span> <span m='206370'>it teaches</span> <span m='206870'>you a</span> <span m='207370'>certain</span> <span m='209670'>relationship</span> <span m='210270'>to</span> <span m='210570'>getting</span> <span m='210870'>stuff</span> <span m='211170'>done.</span> </p>","file":{"id":195551,"video_id":"2707746541001","name":"61239542","duration":213290,"thumbnail_url":null}});