Jiake Liu has been co-owner or CEO of three companies since graduating from The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), including his most recent venture, the crowdsourcing platform ProspectWise. Where does he get his entrepreneurial spirit? You might say he inherited it. &quot;My mom has been an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember – she owned boutiques, hair salons, and restaurants in China,&quot; says Liu, whose family moved to Huntsville just before he began high school. And despite the language barrier since that move, he continues, &quot;she's worked very hard and moved up from being a waitress to now owning multiple restaurants.&quot; Of course, his dad can also claim some responsibility for Liu's success, introducing the future computer engineering major to his first computer at age 6. &quot;I have been hooked ever since!&quot; says Liu. &quot;I designed my first website when I was in elementary school. I've always liked computer games and wanted to develop them one day, so I knew computer engineering was right for me.&quot; He was able to further hone those skills during his academic career at UAH, which he says culminated in a senior design project that was &quot;definitely memorable.&quot; Inspired by the movie &quot;Minority Report,&quot; Liu and his fellow students created GAUNTLET. The high-tech glove, which functions as a wireless keyboard, went on to win Best Buy's College Innovator Fund.