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Month: April 2017

Project 5K Podcast: Entrepreneurship with Newton Zheng (2/3)

Newton is a social entrepreneur currently in his 2nd year at the Commerce Program in Queen’s University. He’s a former national badminton champion, founder of 2 non profits, and runs his own web development and graphic design firm ePropel. His first non-profit Project 5K is a student run organization dedicated to encouraging volunteerism and giving back to the community. His second non-profit is called SJMF Youth, and raises money each year to travel to and build houses in the Dominican Republic. He’s also a super nice guy and good friend of mine. I actually interviewed him after he graciously let my friend Lucy and I room at his house on our visit to Queen’s (right before running out to catch a bus back to Toronto). I hope you enjoy!


Newton is a participant in Ontario’s Summer Company Program, where he started his own business ePropel. It is a web development, graphic design, and digital marketing firm. Over the course of our talk, we ended up talking a little about his business, a lot of which might help a lot of people who may be interested in entrepreneurship themselves!

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Project 5K Podcast: Life Lessons with Newton Zheng (1/3)

This interview series is with Newton Zheng. Newton is a social entrepreneur currently in his 2nd year at the Commerce Program in Queen’s University. He’s a former national badminton champion, founder of 2 nonprofits, and runs his own web development and graphic design firm ePropel. His first non-profit Project 5K is a student-run organization dedicated to encouraging volunteerism and giving back to the community. His second non-profit is called SJMF Youth, and raises money each year to travel to and build houses in the Dominican Republic. He’s also a super nice guy and good friend of mine. I actually interviewed him after he graciously let my friend Lucy and I room at his house on our visit to Queen’s (right before running out to catch a bus back to Toronto). I hope you enjoy!


In the first part of the series with Newton, he talks about what he would do differently if he went back in time, his own passions, and the most important life advice that he wants to share with you guys!

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Project 5K Podcast: Parenting and the Future with Lucas Chang (4/4)

They say save the best for last, and that rule definitely applies to the fourth and final part of our interview series with Lucas Chang. These clips are my favorite by far, and Lucas gets into his plans for the future, how he raises his kids, the potential of students, and some final advice that he wants to leave with all you high school readers.


For those of you just joining us, Lucas is a social entrepreneur and is the founder of Startup York Region and the Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference. He formerly worked at Telus, runs his own business consultancy on the side, and is currently part of a software Startup called PerfectlySoft.

This is part four of a four-part series click here to see the other three parts:

  1. LIFE LESSONS WITH LUCAS CHANG 
  2. “FINDING YOUR WHY”
  3. “MONEY AND SUCCESS”

One of Lucas’s passions is to give back and mentor youth in the community. He takes pride in his ability to building a community and making connections between people. To him, that’s “where the magic happens.”

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Project 5K Podcast: “Money and Success” with Lucas Chang (3/4)

This is the third post in an interview series with Lucas Chang. In these clips, he talks about his perspectives on money and success in his life. He gets into how he really defines success through his children, the importance of helping others, and what his own personal definition of success is.

 

For those of you just joining us, Lucas is a social entrepreneur and is the founder of Startup York Region and the Y2 Entrepreneurship Conference. He formerly worked at Telus, runs his own business consultancy on the side, and is currently part of a software Startup called PerfectlySoft.

One of Lucas’s passions is to give back and mentor youth in the community. He takes pride in his ability to building a community and making connections between people. To him, that’s “where the magic happens.”

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