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EP 3 | Fong Wai Hong - From Geeky Gamer to Successful Entrepreneur

By Derek Toh

“I was the geeky gamer kid who failed subjects in school and nobody wanted to be friends with. I was the kid who got picked last in basketball.” --- Fong Wai HongIn this podcast episode, Wai Hong shares how he suffered from computer gaming addiction that caused him to fail five subjects in university. Wai Hong then talks about how he became an accidental entrepreneur. He shares some of the challenges faced while scaling Storehub (his latest venture) rapidly, and the importance of culture and values in an organisation. Fong Wai Hong is Chieftain and co-founder at StoreHub, an omnichannel operating system for over 12,000 retailers and restaurants across South East Asia. Wai Hong grew up in Malaysia, spent 4 years in Singapore as an ASEAN Scholar and lived 10 years in Melbourne. Immediately after completing his BA at the University of Melbourne, Wai Hong co-founded and was managing director for 5 years at OZHut, a multi-niche online retailer. Wai Hong was also named Australia's Best Young Entrepreneur in 2011 by StartupSmart and amongst Melbourne's top 100 most influential people by The Age Newspaper that same year. Wai Hong has since spent 1.5 years living in Shanghai where he studied Mandarin and eventually returned to Malaysia in 2013 where he founded StoreHub.  If you enjoy the podcast, do leave us feedback on Apple Podcasts/ iTunes! It will help us understand our listeners better and help convince high profile guests to join us on the show.Follow our host, Derek Toh:Instagram: instagram.com/derektohcLinkedin: linkedin.com/in/derektoh

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