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30under30 is an Anthill initiative launched in early 2008 to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among young Australians. This year saw a surplus of highly qualified entrants, so we thought we would highlight some of the bright and innovative nominees who just missed the Top 30. More.
So, what’s an Intrapreneur anyhow?
Not all great entrepreneurs are business owners. Employees can have entrepreneurial talents too! We present one such young gun who we feel is worthy of recognition for his ‘intrapreneurial’ achievements through his inner workings.
Fai Wong, NSW (b. 1982)
Name: Fai Wong
Age: 29 (as of 1 August 2012)
Known for: Start Some Good, Bus of Books
Take a good look at the social startup scene in NSW and you’ll find Fai Wong just offstage, guiding things along. The young tech wiz has taken an unique route to noteworthy.
At Social Startup 48 in Sydney, Wong had the happenstance to meet one of the co-founders of Start Some Good, whose crowdfunding-for-charity platform closely corresponded to his own vision for a startup.
“It was all just too coincidental so I emailed them to express my interest to be more than just an employee,” says Wong, who is now chief technology officer.
“Other people would not have thought outside the box and approached them like I did!”
Start Some Good has since raised over $400,000 in donations around the globe.
Previously, Wong lent his programmer’s brain to Bus of Books, a not-for-profit sponsoring literacy programs in rural communities, where he remains credited as a co-founder. In the movement to create a better world, Wong is laying down the code for positive change.
Anthill asks: Fai Wong, what has been your greatest ‘sales’ achievement?
I became a CTO for Start Some Good because I expressed my interest. This was the greatest sales lesson I learned from Robert Kiyosaki: always be making an offer because they might say ‘yes’.
Bus of Books: Inspiring young lives one book at a time
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