SINGAPORE, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Academy is global think tank of young people dedicated to bringing privacy, ownership and control to digital lives
- 28 more from across the world to be chosen by June 10
The Digital Life Academy today announced that Pushkal Dharmendra of India has been selected to attend the Academy for its 2011 session this summer in Singapore.
The Digital Life Academy is a global think tank of people ages 16-25 who are interested in the areas of online privacy, data and content ownership, content monetization and similar topics. The Academy will comprise of 30 individuals from 20 countries, who meet for a 6-week period annually. Academy selection is based on the individuals demonstrating entrepreneurial drive, business acumen and a dedication to the concept of digital life freedom. Over 10,000 prospective candidates from more than 100 countries have enquired about the Academy.
"We are pleased to invite Pushkal to the Academy," said Johan Stael von Holstein, CEO of MyCube, the Academy sponsor. "He has outstanding academic credentials, currently attending the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He is a co-founder of his own startup, demonstrating his entrepreneurial ambitions. And his Academy application essay demonstrated a clear understanding that social networking and privacy can, and must, co-exist." The essay can be read at http://bit.ly/kjPfPT.
Mr. Dharmendra added, "I think the Academy is a necessary move to reflect on the basic tenets of this internet revolution. We must uphold our values and enrich them further in these times where everything is detached, controlled and profit-driven, and I hope this experience will help me do that. Above all I am looking forward to interacting with participants from all over the world who share the same vision."
The Academy will run from 4 July to 12 August 2011 at MyCube's headquarters in Singapore. Academy members receive free flights, free housing and a $3,000 Singapore dollar stipend.
Academy members will develop position papers, editorials, articles and business ideas related to the core Academy concepts of online privacy, ownership and control. After the program session, members will continue to serve as spokespeople for the Academy and will help to select and mentor future members.
The Academy is accepting applications for the 2011 session until 5 June. For more information on the Academy, please see http://internship2011.mycube.com.
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