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The SKYLER IRVINE Show

Jenny Poon: Building a Better Community for Entrepreneurs

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Show Notes:

On this episode of The Skyler Irvine Show, Skyler is talking to Jenny Poon. Jenny is a serial entrepreneur, award winning designer and strategist, and co founder of Co+Hoots.

– Jenny 2016 Phoenix Business Journal’s Business Person of the Year

– What did Jenny do before owning Co+Hoots

– How Jenny got into the coworking space

– Challenges she faced as a Chinese immigrant

– Learning from her parents being entrepreneurs

– How many members does Co+Hoots currently have?

– Why midtown is a great place for entrepreneurs

– Opening Co+Hoots in Mesa

– Rapid Launch Program

– Tips for entrepreneurs 

– Her favorite movie

– Why networking and resources is the most important part of entrepreneurship 

About Jenny:

 
favorite movie?
upcoming events/products launching:
Mesa expansion
 
home tow
Minneapolis, MN..been here since 2006
 
favorite local restaurant or event
the prototyping festival in mesa, it is the best example of community building and engagement i have seen in AZ
 
most memorable mistake you have made in your business or career?
picking the wrong partner and throwing away 100k and a year as a result of it
 
someone who has inspired you and why?
My mother, she built so much with so little.
 
favorite quote
Life is not a scantron test. -Marc Chung
 
favorite Book(s)?
That’s tough, i’ve always loved Tina Fey’s Bossypants
 
what makes you happy?
the silly laugh my daughter has
 
biggest regret in business?
not trusting my own abilities earlier on.
 
advice to someone pursuing a career path in what you do? 
wow…. i dont know who’s crazy enough to follow this path, but i’d say set your north star on something that you truly believe in. There is no room to build a business around something you don’t believe in deeply.
 

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