Startup Business Development

What were you doing before you joined the Uprise program?

My background is in Business Development and Strategy, and through the program I’ve realised that I’m very curious and experimental, so I’m interested in being part of building something entirely from scratch.

How has your career changed since graduating from Uprise Academy?

I’m currently working part-time remotely for a Danish travel company called Kilroy that specialises in tailor-made youth travel experiences ... I’m currently leading and scaling an entirely new business area [for them]

What was the biggest lesson you learned after joining Uprise Academy?

Aside from the skills that I’ve learnt from the Startup course, I’ve also gained a deeper understanding about myself and what actually motivates me. For example, being able to work remotely is important so that I constantly feel challenged in new environments and can bring a creative perspective to what I do.

What advice would you give to someone thinking about applying for the program?

If you’ve been working for a number of years, it’s important to take a step back and ask yourself if the career and lifestyle you’re leading is what you actually want. Everyone is at a different stage of figuring that out for themselves, it’s not easy and you might not have a clear answer after 3 months, but as long as you keep questioning yourself, you’re taking steps towards finding out answers.