Markevis Gideon (NERDiT NOW) - Closing the Technology Divide #VIRTUALEVENT (Presented by AWS)

Wilmington Tue, Apr 21, 7:00 PM (EDT)

About this event

Meet Markevis Gideon, founder of NERDiT NOW!

Markevis Gideon is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and is the Founder of NERDiT NOW. At the age of 12, Markevis was given the opportunity to work on computers when a teacher from Talley Middle School presented him with a room full of computers and told him to do with it as he pleases. That was just the beginning his interest further developed as he participated at the Computer Network Administration Program at Howard High School. During this time he was able to gain several Microsoft Certifications and work at MBNA.

Following his high school graduation Markevis attended Widener University where he began studying Computer Science. While in school he was working 40 hours a week at Geek Squad, while running a computer company “ConnectU” and selling used cars out of his university parking lot. He thought to himself why should I have to work so hard to pay for school? Instead of excelling academically he was failing all of his classes due to his hectic work schedule.

Once Markevis reached the point that dropping out of college seemed like his only option he met with the president of Widener University who changed his world for the better. Long story short Markevis did not only stay in school but he graduated on time with two degrees in accounting and computer science. It was because of Widener he was able to visit China for one month, which is why he decided to move to china after graduation and live there for five years.

Today Markevis is back in Delaware and running his small business NERDiT NOW. He began his company three years ago in his two bedroom apartment and now has a storefront with two fleet vehicles. He contributes a lot of his success to his education/experiences gathered through high school, college, and life in China. He often donates computers to the community for he says “It’s his goal to donate the communities that have given so much to me!”

Exclusive application for 1:1 Mentorship with an AWS expert

As a Startup Grind community member, you are invited to apply for our exclusive AWS + Startup Grind Mentorship Program as part of Mentorship Month.

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to participate in a one-on-one mentor session to get guidance on how to grow and develop your business and allow you to get first-hand advice from experts in your field. We offer 5 distinct mentoring tracks that you can choose from, including Fundraising, Product, Marketing, Sales, or Strategy & Ops, and you will get paired with an AWS expert in the field of your choice. All sessions are held remotely, and the program is completely free for all participants.

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Speaker

  • Markevis Gideon

    Markevis Gideon

    NERDiT NOW

    Founder

    Markevis Gideon is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and is the Founder of NERDiT NOW. His company has a storefront in Newport, DE, two fleet vehicles, he has appeared on ABC's Shark Tank and runs a non-profit working to close the technology divide.

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  • Brought to you by

    • Goldey-Beacom College Entrepreneurship Club

      Goldey-Beacom College Entrepreneurship Club

      Startup Grind Wilmington

      Planning Committee

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