I spent my 20’s in China, where I co-founded China’s first person-to-person microfinance platform, called Wokai (if you’re familiar with Kiva.org, Wokai was a “Kiva for China”). Over the 5 years that I ran Wokai:
After returning to the States, I dedicated myself to learning to code, with the goal of being able to craft the technology of companies that I built in the future. I developed a foundation in Frontend Web Development and Ruby on Rails, then worked as a full-stack web developer at Popexpert.com (an online marketplace for coaches and personal development courses) and Rise.us (a 1-on-1 personal dietician app) as well as developed and taught an intensive course to teach product managers to code at Product School.
Today, at Flowful, we’re building our second iteration, attempting to achieve product market fit by using technology to accelerate the the growth of people working with coaches and therapists. I’d love to meet anyone working in this industry who's passionate about happiness and personal development. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you’d like to chat.
Through my efforts with Wokai, I was lucky enough to be recognized as the Most Influential Foreigner in China in 2010 by China Newsweek and one of the 100 highest potential social entrepreneurs in Asia under 30 by the Foundation for Youth Social Entrepreneurship in 2009.