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LUNCH WITH AN ENTREPRENEUR: Jae Yoo
February 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
***apply to attend via link***
Lunch with an entrepreneur will give you the opportunity to learn valuable skillsets that are highly sought out in the job market. Not to mention, an intimate chance to learn and network with our guest speakers.
If you’re successful in gaining access to the workshop, you will join our exclusive network of talented students and industry members.
About Jae Yoo
In 2015, Jae had $10 in his bank account. A struggling student, he had the choice between buying a Kebab or printing his past papers to pass his exams. He chose to eat and nearly failed his exams. He decided at that moment, “money should never be a barrier between students and their education.” Using his own money he launched FRINT which later re-branded into Niesh, New Zealand’s largest student platform hosting over 60,000 students.
A man of few words and many beers, Jae is also the co-owner of popular Auckland CBD bar Seoul Night. Jae rarely does public speaking and will be sharing his experience as a young entrepreneur with no degree under his belt.
What will happen at the workshop?
Joining 50 other inspired students, the Lunch with an Entrepreneur workshop will see you enter a fun-filled day at a collab working space in Auckland.
Who can attend the workshop?
We only have limited spots of 50 students per workshop! In your application, showcase that you’re a student who has a passion for searching for opportunities with the mindset of constant learning and growth.
What can I expect?
- A half-day workshop that will give you an insight into the skills that are highly sought by employers across the globe. With engaging workshop activities inspired by rapid growth companies such as Amazon and Google, this is not your typical workshop.
- One lucky student will have the opportunity to pitch their business idea and receive feedback from the entrepreneur.
- The guest entrepreneur will give you a look into the highs and lows of their career journey. The day will be wrapped up with a fully catered lunch, giving you the chance to network with the entrepreneur in an intimate environment.