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WeEDIT Makes Your Memories Last

Summer is here and it’s your time to jump in feet first, sleep under the stars and try new things! Regardless how you choose to spend your summer certainly have your cameras ready to capture all the fun moments.  Many of us come back from a vacation boasting an extensive catalog of photos detailing our memories. We can’t wait to share them with our family and friends; we know we’ve captured every great moment. Digital photography made it possible for businesses like Shutterfly to thrive. Millions used their services to organize and preserve the most memorable moments in their lives (assuming they didn’t just dump the photos straight into Facebook). “I was a regular customer myself,” says WeEDIT founder Vahe Amirbekyan, “putting together albums for vacations, my children’s birthdays, and other significant events… until I realized that even the best pictures in the best frames simply did not paint the full picture in our memories. Why should we limit our memories to photos? We increasingly move to video in many aspects – we spend hours watching videos on Vine, Snapchat, and YouTube, and we constantly shoot …

Verlocal – Where the Experience Begins

As I was browsing the web in hopes of treating myself to an arts and crafts class for my birthday, I not only found an interesting class, but also discovered a great website –Verlocal. Verlocal provides hundreds of classes and workshops offered by local hosts, people who have expertise in various fields and happen to love teaching others. It’s like seeing something handmade on Etsy,  getting to meet the maker and learning how to do it. Impressed with their concept of an open platform for artists and makers to offer classes, I contacted the founders for an interview. The team who started Verlocal are Will Lee (CEO and Founder), Minsoo Kim (Co-Founder and Head of Business Development) and Hannah Chan (Co-Founder, Head of Design). Hannah, born and raised in Hong Kong, came to study in the US five years ago and is a UC Berkeley graduate. She met Will at a networking event: “If you meet Will, you’ll see how passionate he is about his ideas. That’s actually the reason I joined the company and …