After Alexander Bass spoke, the attendees, sponsors, and speakers enjoyed a nice lunch, including Popchips (@popchips) who sponsored their new line or tortilla pop chips. They were very yummy by the way. After lunch and a bit of conversation, next up was Stacey and Scott Ferreira were up to talk about their experiences and more about amazing news with MySocialCloud.
As with both Stacey and Scott, they weren’t directly following a path to technology from the start. Stacey was interested more in music and was first exposed to technology from her brother, Scott and through blogging about music. Scott, on the other hand, had interest in technology but first decided to study Architecture in college. Stacey studied music business at NYU.
So what catapulted them into technology? Both were affected by having their information lost on a crashed hard drive. This sparked them to get involved with MySocialCloud. Scott is CEO, Stacey is cofounder. MySocialCloud is a website that allows individuals to “discover and disseminate” information online.
But MySocialCloud isn’t a stuggling company at all. The company, through the wonderful website of Twitter, was recently offered funding from Sir Richard Branson (@richardbranson). This also resulted in the company recieving funding from other investors, including Jerry Murdoch. This is a great example of the importance of social media in creating and growing experiences in the technology realm. Due to the busy schedules of the investors, they aren’t able to have regular board meetings, but they do keep in touch biweekly.
So where does MySocialCloud stand now? The company certainly has grown more than just between Stacey and Scott. They now have 10 employees, including a CTO, Shiv Prakash, who’s birthday is today! The success of MySocialCloud has also resulted in Stacey and Scott focusing more on their company rather than college. However, Stacey mentions the importance of education in growing a person. They mention how “you can learn many things from a teacher that you wouldn’t have alone”.
Finally, how does a brother and sister work so well together. They do it well and learn a way of making compromises and learning to work together. Stacey mentions how the success comes from “within both of [them]” with their parents instilling the importance of a work ethic. Stacey attributes her interest in tech to Scott, but has had the same business ethic for the longest.
To learn more about MySocialCloud, don’t forget to check out and sign up on their website. Also, remember to stay updated of the Teens in Tech Conference on Twitter and through the blog posts and livestream on our website. Also, remember, Stacey loves messages, so don’t forget to contact her.