The Energetic Talent Generating Web3
By Cami Darling, Community Manager, Decasonic
Spiros Pissios, Community Intern, Decasonic
Welcome Our Summer Intern Class of 2022
Finding signals through shifting market sentiments, and sustaining optimistic realism during downturns is what sets greatness apart.
A venture investor must consider the optimism of when and how technology cycles emerge into paradigm shifts. Today, that shift is web3. At the same time, she needs to maintain the realism of deliberate, disciplined execution to outcompete in rapidly shifting trillion dollar markets.
This can be overlooked and drowned by behavioral biases and emotions: In long term venture investing and operating in technology, optimistic realism wins and wins big.
As web3 is accelerating in adoption faster among the younger generations, we also embrace their perspectives to better build our technology future.
At Decasonic we have brought on some rising stars with high potential. They are optimistic, energetic, and ready to work hard and smart in delivering big outcomes. Our objective to enhance these students’ knowledge in web3 while providing them opportunity to build something great is underway.
We introduce to you the Decasonic and Decasonic Labs intern class of summer 2022:
André Guardia of Illinois Institute of Technology is a rising Senior from San José, Costa Rica. At Illinois Tech, André is majoring in physics, minoring in entrepreneurship. He is a generalist at heart, with the ability to analyze various industries and opportunities in order to connect the dots. André was recently selected as a BIT Fellow for the Dorm Room Fund, a highly selective fellowship that supports aspiring VCs from underrepresented communities. André also served as a venture fellow at Republic, a crowdfunding platform for early stage startups. At Illinois Tech, André has over a year of experience as a venture associate with the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Tech Entrepreneurship.
Ruidi Huang is a rising junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from Shenzhen, China. He is currently studying computer science. In the past, Ruidi worked on full-stack Web2 development along with AI and algorithmic trading. After attending the Blockchain Summit at UIUC, he discovered Web3 VC through Decasonic and decided to apply for the program. His adaptability has allowed him to grow in his knowledge of programming and blockchain theory while also working through living in a new country. As President of PURE at UIUC, he leads research programs for engineering students. Ruidi plans on working in Web3 with a focus on the development of different decentralized applications on blockchains.
Spiros Pissios, entering the University of Chicago this fall, comes from just north of the city in Long Grove, Illinois. Throughout his time in high school he focused predominantly on leadership through retreats, sports, and clubs while also excelling in his academics. As vice president of the Advice Beyond the Classroom program, he led his team to a state championship and was awarded best public speaker. Spiros became interested in Web3 over quarantine when he began creating his own NFTs. With his undergraduate education ahead of him, Spiros plans to follow an economics track into the world of Web3 VC.
Decasonic Labs, in partnership with Kadena Eco
Joe Morgan is a rising sophomore at University of Illinois Urbana Champaign from Mount Prospect, Illinois. Joe is double majoring in finance and information systems. Joe prides himself on being open minded and adaptable which allows him to envelope himself in new industries, learn, and excel. He works on the Illini Blockchain at UIUC as a research analyst. There, he works extensively coordinating community events to grow the ecosystem. In high school Joe worked on python programming which helped inspire his interest in Kadena. He is striving to work in Web3 spaces in a business related sector or blockchain analytics.
Manas Gandhi of University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is a rising sophomore from Palatine, Illinois. He is on a computer engineering track. Manas’ ambition allows him to take on hard challenges while not being afraid of failure. At UIUC, he is a part of the business fraternity Phi Gamma Nu, a hub for connections sponsored by but not limited to KPMG, EY, PWC, and United Airlines. Manas wants to pursue his crypto and medical tech interests in a startup.
Jeason Yang is a rising senior attending the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign from Shenzhen China. He is double majoring in statistics and economics. Jeason is the definition of hard working as he works on his multiple projects with people from around the world. He is the CEO of AhaClub which connects students to professionals in tech, consulting, finance, and marketing. Jeason interned at both KPMG and Ernst & Young consulting private equity firms giving investment advice. In the future Jeason wants to work in Web3 spaces and or blockchain development, specifically healthcare applications.
Aishwarya Shah is a graduate student in information management from Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India. She did her undergraduate at UIUC and earned her diploma with a major in computer science and a minor in engineering. Aishwarya attributes her success to her listening skills that have allowed her to absorb the knowledge of the intelligent mentors she surrounds herself with. She interned as a market analyst at AGCO thoroughly examining quantitative and qualitative data. Aishwarya was Involved in Sentiment Analysis of Coursera Data which helped the MBA college at UIUC know if a particular course is good enough for future iteration.
She is looking forward to a role in the financial sector, specifically global markets.
Mike Sutanto of University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is a rising junior from Jakarta, Indonesia. He is double majoring in electrical engineering and computer science. Mike is a self-starter that goes out of his way to seek out new opportunities, especially those in Web3. In the Disruption Lab, Mike enjoys the challenging work on machine learning and blockchain. Mike is also the tech lead on the Iblock project focusing on building the blockchain ecosystem for UIUC. He intends to work in either Web3 or robotics.