Photo of Dean Ginsberg
Alumni Participant


Oberlin, Ohio

“The time to go into a new business is when it’s badly run by others.” – Richard Branson

While in Oberlin I majored in Economics and History and started two of the businesses that I now run — BinStored and ShuttleHome. After I graduated I moved back home to NYC and worked part-time in two very different companies: TechCity Properties and TrustCloud. TechCity is a real estate development company focused on the revitalization of a 2.5 million square foot mixed use industrial space in Kingston New York. TrustCloud is a universal, low friction, trust solution for the P2P industry (P2P means peer-to-peer as in Ebay or AirBnB or my personal favorite Bookalokal!) After participating in LaunchU last year I was offered a position working in the Creativity and Leadership Program at Oberlin College. I was reluctant to move away from my home in New York and back to the cocoon that is Oberlin but it was definitely the right decision. I’ve had the opportunity to help the students with their ventures from day one and I took on fun and challenging projects like creating the new LaunchU logo and the website that you are on right now!



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