Monday, August 04, 2008

Bernie Newcomb article

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation just published a very nice article, Leveling the Field, about one of our key supporters, Bernie Newcomb. Bernie was VP Engineering and co-founder at eTrade. Amazingly enough, eTrade started in the same building where Benetech is currently located (under its original name of Trade Plus). Bernie grew up as a visually impaired kid and Oregon and rejected the low expectations of the then-education institutions and went to college and on to become an engineer and successful entrepreneur.

Bernie is very low key, and I'm glad the Foundation encouraged him to go on the record with why he does what he does. He's a great role model for students with disabilities, as well as successful tech entrepreneurs!

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