Pace University awards Honorary Doctorate to Internet Star

Gurbaksh Chahal is scheduled to receive an honorary doctorate and the Leaders in Management Award from Pace University in New York, where he has lectured on entrepreneurship and established the Gurbaksh Chahal Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program.

 
In high school, Internet entrepreneur and Indian immigrant Gurbaksh Chahal started his first company in his bedroom in San Jose. In 2007, at the tender age of 25, he sold his second company, Blue Lithium, an Internet advertising company, to Yahoo for $300 million. Since then, he’s written an autobiography, “The Dream” (Palgrave MacMillan; 2008), which charted his path to success and has become required reading in some college courses, and has appeared on “Oprah” and on Fox TV’s “Secret Millionaire” reality philanthropy show.
 
His third company, GWallet, helps people buy currency for online social games like Facebook’s FarmVille, by watching online ads or registering for services such as Netflix, to earn coins to play.
 
Today, he’s scheduled to receive an honorary doctorate and the Leaders in Management Award from Pace University in New York, where he has lectured on entrepreneurship and established the Gurbaksh Chahal Entrepreneurial Scholarship Program.
 

Crain’s New York Business Website looks to Pace’s IT Index Report for the Status of the IT Job Market

Pace’s IT Index Report found that IT Jobs are increasing.

 
 
 
Crain’s New York.com: Manhattan tech job openings spike. Here’s one more indicator that the nascent economic recovery may be for real: The number of job postings in Manhattan in the information technology industry jumped 18% in the first quarter of 2010, compared to the year-ago period, according to the Pace/SkillProof IT Index Report released Wednesday.
 
The jump in job openings was at a level not seen since the second quarter of 2008, the report said.
 
 
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