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Lunch with


CEO & Founder of Niesh

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.

Grid AKL, John Lysaght Building
February 21
9 AM – 1 PM



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.

Lunch with an Entrepreneur is part of the ON: Entrepreneurship Series.

We aim to create a network of businesses, individual leaders, and talented students to help young New Zealanders progress to their next destination.

In partnership with:


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Lunch with Simon Watson (Co-founder & Director of Urbanaut Brewing)

Mar 28

Lunch with Vic Crone
(CEO of Callaghan Innovation)

Apr 15

Lunch with Stewart Sherriff
(Former CEO of 2degrees Mobile)

May 13

Lunch with Rachel Taulelei
(CEO of Kono NZ)