Alexei Beltyukov is a Russian entrepreneur and philanthropist, who holds a medical degree and an MBA from INSEAD business school, where he graduated from in 1997.
He recently became the Chief Operating Officer of Solvy.com, a new educational online system in mathematics. This new online education system focuses on making math education more accessible to students and educators. The Solvy.com approach allows students to practice math problems online and have the option to receive instant feedback after completing the math problems. Solvy.com was recently listed as “One of the World’s Most Promising Startups” by Launchingnext.com.
Beltyukov a business guru started his career in medicine but later switched his focus to business. This proved to be a very lucrative move for Beltyukov. In addition to Solvy.com, Alexei has business interests in other fields such as: railcar leasing, asset management, real estate, processing associated with petroleum gas and car repair shops.
Alexei co-founded Endemic Capital in 2013 to help other entrepreneurs like him. Endemic is a Russian-based angel network that helps fund start-up businesses, but it doesn’t stop there. Endemic continues to offer help to start-ups long after they have received their funding. A-Ventures Ltd, another of Beltyukov’s companies was created to help Russian companies with financial assistance when they are struggling.
A philanthropist at heart, Alexei also gives back to his alma mater. Alexei helped to initiate the Russian Alumni Scholarship at INSEAD. When putting himself through business school, Beltyukov was a recipient of a scholarship that helped him to achieve his dreams. Now on Twitter, apparently Alexei is focused on helping other business students reach their full potential through his scholarship. He is an inspiration to other students who aspire to be entrepreneurs.
Not only is Alexei interested in giving back to his alma mater, but he is also interested in helping his native home land of Russia. Alexei works with the Russian government to provide economic guidance and support through the Skolkovo Foundation. He is vice president of the Skolkovo Foundation which provides grants and other opportunities for Russian technology start-ups, as well as entrepreneurs looking to expand opportunities throughout Russia.
Alexei Beltyukov is a true philanthropist and has shown a life-long commitment to education and philanthropy. His impressive list of startups and business ventures continue to grow but these businesses all have a core focus of helping entrepreneurs and helping his home country of Russia, not to mention a focus on education for students that are business minded.
The late 1990s and early 2000s saw a shocking rise in school violence. Some parental and educational groups attributed this rise in violence to the violence depicted in video games. These type of statements had parental groups and gaming companies at each other’s throats. Fortunately, for everyone involved, a new study released would suggest that school violence is dropping rapidly. Top notch security teams and security measures have been implemented in the majority of American schools. This isn’t to say that school violence is everywhere, but it does go to show that parenting groups and children’s advocates would rather be safe than sorry.
In 2009, 74 percent of schools were recorded to have been involved in violent incidents. Qnet data shows these incidents dropped 9 percent this year alone and the numbers keep getting lower. Studies show that 94 percent of the incidents include bullying of some form, which would suggest that physical violence is at a record low of 6 percent or less. School administration has implemented more measures to make sure these numbers steadily decline. These methods include: advance security cameras, well trained security personnel, local police, identification systems for students and teachers, and regular programs to keep students up to date with quality safety procedures. Many of these methods are being implemented in high schools before middle schools or elementary schools. Studies showed that 90 percent of the nation’s high schools reported acts or threats of violence. Middle schools and elementary schools only reported that 53 percent of their schools was responsible for the same actions. Local PTA’s and school boards are happy about these numbers but want to strive to eliminate school violence completely.
FreedomPop founder Stephen Stokols has a dream of lowering the high costs many teachers and students struggle to pay for their cellphone bills each month by using wireless Internet hot spots across the US to lower the cost of data and wi-fi based calls. The idea for FreedomPop was created by Stokols as he embarked on a campaign to free up wi-fi space that often goes largely unused across the US as cellphone users instead spend their time using data they pay large sums for with a wireless provider. As a starting point FreedomPop believes it can provide low cost wi-fi access across the US for around 30 million of the 75 million and growing number of people who use cellphones.
The need for more data space was identified as early as 2007 when iPhone use crashed a large number of wireless networks with the high use of data across the US. A large number of cellphone and Internet providers responded by rewiring their networks to include a better standard of network, which was able to maintain access for all throughout the day and night. Wi-fi hot spots across the country often go unused as individuals do not known they are there and that they can connect for free to use apps and data that require access to the Internet.
According to several FreedomPop reviews, the service is offering a low cost alternative to using data, which can be charged extra for or be slowed down when a specific allowance is reached. The creators of FreedomPop have created a network of hot spots that are rented from major networks and are connected to automatically by a phone or mobile device as the individual passes through different areas of the country.