I’m Buntu Redempter. 19 years old and born in Burundi, Africa. My life since my birth has been a nightmare. I’ve lived my 15-years of life in refugee camps, and lived on my own when I was 12. I came to the U.S.A in 2007, and still trying to make it.
Currently I have a new project coming soon at Gropify.com, and I have a poetry book coming out as well. You can find more information about me at my bio and my other links at wikindu.com, gropify.com and koolcable.com.
How do you balance time between school and entrepreneurial projects?
I am going to admit that I don’t actually spend too much time on school work.
I pay attention in class and do well in that regard, and I finish up my homework in the library before I go home. When I get home I cannot do any school work. I still put school first even though I don’t want to and I do my entrepreneurial projects when I get home.
What are some of your qualifications and experiences online?
My qualifications would be simple programming in Pascal, PHP and WordPress.
What advice would you give to someone building communities online?
Just be who you are, be honest and show your true identity.
Read a lot and everything even stuff that you don’t need and never try to trick people.
What are you studying in college? What’s best about college life?
I am pursuing computer engineering.
College life is awesome, because it gives you options and freedom. If you are like me, you want to be in control and have options you will like in college. I would say that what’s best about college is options and freedom that you have of doing what you choose.
You go to class if you want, pursuing what you want.
And you get to be in class for 2 to 4 hours each day and the rest in up to you. You have like 99% control of what you do in school and your life, but it all comes with responsibility.
How does selfishness close opportunities in people’s lives?
Selfishness is a bad picture and it takes you away from those who would be a mentor to you.
If you are selfish, you are more likely to be anti-social which leads you remove yourself from people whom you could learn from. I learned that being open and learning to share what you have and what you know, will open doors to you to other things coming your way.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by Innovation, technology, discoveries of new things, poetry, music, design, and fashion.
What person would you like to meet from history, if you had the opportunity?
Steve Jobs is definitely my hero. I would also like to meet people like Blaise Pascal.