Alumnus tells hackers not to be afraid of failure

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chamath PalihapitiyaStudents who competed in last weekend’s Hack the North received a piece of sage advice from University of Waterloo alumnus Chamath Palihapitiya: go fix the hard stuff.  

“If you have a parent who is suffering from cancer and you can commit your life to doing something [about the disease], not only will you honour that person in the best way possible, you will probably impact thousands of lives positively,” said Palihapitiya, CEO and founder of Social Capital, a firm that specializes in technology startups, providing seed funding, venture capital and private equity. 

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