Josh Seides is entering Harvard University as a freshman in the fall and is from Atlanta, Georgia. He is a nationally recognized entrepreneur, business writer, social innovator, and pro bono adviser. He is a business thought contributor and has published in Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, Yahoo! Small Business, Yahoo! Finance, Fast Company, TechCrunch, among others. He also writes for national nonprofit journals including Nonprofit World and Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal.
Josh is the founder of the national nonprofit Technocademy, Inc. (since 2012), which teaches technology to senior citizens and veterans (www.technocademy.org), and has been featured in such outlets as US News & World Report, Yahoo!, Forbes, CNBC, and NBC News. He has been interviewed by a variety of media sources as well, including Forbes, AllBusiness, BusinessInterviews.com, Appen Media, and others.
With Technocademy, Josh has expanded to help over 180,000 people through in-person lessons, extensive online resources, and projects (including DVDs, Pocket Guides, and a mobile app coming out June 2015). He partners with 11 major technology companies—including Google, Microsoft, HP, Lenovo, and IBM—mainly for reselling arrangements to help seniors and veterans have lower price points for related products. Josh currently is setting up Technocademy chapters across the United States to expand the influence of in-person lessons.
Josh has been recognized with many national volunteering awards as part of his work with Technocademy, including President H.W. Bush’s Points of Light Award, World Peace First Award, Prudential Spirit of the Community Award, ABC/Disney/YSA Summer of Service Award, President’s Volunteer Service Award, 11Alive Kids Who Care Award, and others. He was named one of the “Top Three Teen Volunteers of the Year” by the Atlanta AFP and his hometown, Alpharetta, Georgia, has honored him with the Mayor proclaiming May 26 as “Josh Seides Day” in Alpharetta.