2017 was an incredible year for Innovation & Tech Today. We were able to speak to incredible people, attend amazing events, and create some engaging content. Let’s take a look at some of the greatest articles we published throughout the year, including a conversation with a Shark Tank veteran, a look at the growing industry of consuming insects, and an exclusive interview with rapper and entrepreneur Akon.Photo Courtesy Of Aaron Bleyaert
By Anthony Elio
The creator of Conan O’Brien’s hilarious Clueless Gamer series, Aaron Bleyaert is a Team Coco veteran that is constantly trying to get the longtime talk show host interested in video games. While Conan may be clueless when it comes to gaming, Bleyaert has nothing but positive things to say about his pompadoured boss. In our interview, Bleyaert reveals his inspiration for the Clueless Gamer series as well as how late night TV and online content intersect.
By Charles Warner
In our cover story for summer this year, we featured Shark Tank star and established businessman Robert Herjavec. In our exclusive interview, we discussed what it’s like behind the scenes of Shark Tank as well as how the show is inspiring young people to enter the business world.
By P.K. French
While it might seem like something out of science fiction, the latest dietary craze could be ingesting insects on a regular basis. In this piece from our fall issue, we take a look at the world of entomophagy and how it could not only reduce the need for traditional meat production but also become a sustainable practice.
By Robert Alexander
One of the hottest topics around the 2016 election, was the online group known as the “alt-right” is still a great mystery to many. In our in-depth piece on the alt-right internet subculture, we take an inside look at what the group stands for and what role they may have played in the election of Donald Trump.
By P.K. French
The cover star of our 2017 spring issue, Akon is a true renaissance man. He’s excelled in music with hits such as “Mr. Lonely,” sustainability with the Akon Lighting Africa project, and business with his role as the chief creative officer for Royole. In our exclusive interview, we discuss the connection between music and business, the threat of the fossil fuel industry, and the future of Akon Lighting Africa.