The Visionnaires
The Visionnaires
Jan 11, 2021
#10 - David Cao: Leaving Harvard for 2-Month Road Trip While Building a Social Media App
Play • 2 hr 34 min

David Cao is a bioengineering and computer science student at Harvard, freelance content producer, and Co-Creator of Babbl. David recently took a gap year to travel Canada on a 2-month-long road trip financed by the government of Canada. He is also building a "voice-first" social media platform called Babbl that puts audio at the centre.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  • Advice and tips on how to successfully get admitted into top universities like Harvard
  • What Harvard is really like as a freshman and what people usually misunderstand
  • Typical mistakes people make when looking to get in a world-leading institution
  • How David convinced a government agency to pay him to travel around Canada while doing creative work in photography and videography
  • How audio-based platforms could become the next big thing in social media 

Chapter 1: Harvard Admission and The Harvard Experience (4:37)
Chapter 2: Gap Year and the Roadtrip (1:36:07)
Chapter 3: Babbl (2:10:49)

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