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Surviving Cardiac Arrest at Age 33: Jason Wang + Dr. Amer Johri PH265

Pursuing Health

Jason Wang is a former collegiate basketball player who started CrossFit in 2011.  He competed at West Regionals in 2017 as a part of Team Reebok CrossFit Ramsay.  Today, Jason lives in Calgary, Alberta and works out at CrossFit Currie Barracks with his close friends and box owners, Eric and Christi Barber. Outside of the gym, Jason is a corporate and securities lawyer at Bennett Jones LLP with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, financings and capital market transactions. Dr. Amer Johri is an associate professor of cardiology at Queen’s University, the Founder/Director of the Cardiovascular Imaging Network at Queen's, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, and a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography.  He completed his research/clinical fellowship in imaging at the Massachusetts General Hospital. You can connect with Dr. Johri via Twitter @amerjohri Related Episodes: Ep 92 - Bob Harper on Surviving a Heart Attack If you like this episode, please subscribe to Pursuing Health on iTunes and give it a rating or share your feedback on social media using the hashtag #PursuingHealth. I look forward to bringing you future episodes with inspiring individuals and ideas about health every week. Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information only, and does not provide medical advice.  I recommend that you seek assistance from your personal physician for any health conditions or concerns.

47mins

12 Jul 2022

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TaiwanPlus x ICRT Episode 22: Jason Wang

TaiwanPlus x ICRT

Do you like your dinner aromatic and delicious, or shocking and surprising? Before you answer, let Master Chef contestant, Jason Wang, tell you all about the story behind each dish in his new Taiwanese culinary show "Jason's Table". This week, the former opera singer and music teacher shares his passion for connecting with over traditional foods.

15mins

30 May 2022

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Jason Wang, BS 09 - Pursuing Different Interests and Passions at Different Stages of Life

OneHaas

In celebration of the Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we chat with Jason Wang, founding partner of Beluga Capital, a venture capital fund investing in early-stage technology companies. Jason has been a food and tech entrepreneur since 2011. He was the founding CEO of Caviar, a popular food delivery app that Square acquired in 2014. Before Caviar, he cofounded Munch On Me in 2011, a daily deals platform that was part of the Summer 2011 batch at Y Combinator. He’s also held various roles at Google, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Microsoft. Jason was born in China, but his family came to the US when he was just one year old. He grew up in Texas but moved to the Bay Area when he was eight, and this is where he spent most of his life. Although Jason studied accounting and ended up in finance and banking, he had always wanted to study business.In this episode, Jason shares how he got into entrepreneurship, specifically in the food and tech industry, launching Caviar and selling it after two years, and becoming a franchise owner of The Halal Guys Inc.Jason also talks about how he got into the investment space and launched Beluga Capital, a venture capital fund investing in early-stage technology companies. Finally, Jason let us in on his travel adventures, having been to 107 UN-recognized countries and his goal of climbing the Seven Summits.Episode Quotes:Selling Caviar to Square “The whole experience was like a whirlwind because we were the first on-demand food delivery app. We launched a week apart us and Postmates. We're the first couple of years before DoorDash and Uber Eats even existed. So, I remember there's just so much happening all the time. There's not much competition. We were getting all these restaurants and users and different markets. And it was just hard to keep up. We're drowning in our own growth week after week. We kept hitting our targets. But we were coming to a point where we're about to break because our growth just cannot keep up with human physical ability to route orders on a screen. And it started happening for all of our early markets that would become really successful. The acquisition came at a really good time.”Why they started Beluga Capital“Even when we were at Caviar, my co-founders and I, we just started getting a lot more inbound interest from entrepreneurs. And we thought one of the best ways we can help them is not only advice but also give them some capital. That way, we'd be more vested into their companies. So, with some of that exit liquidity we had, we decided, hey, we're not going to raise any outside capital, it's all going to be personal. And we're just going to invest in startups. It's our way of giving back. Because going through a startup is, essentially, no buy-ins in the beginning, right out of college. We had so much help. And without that help, we could never have succeeded in the way we did. And so, we wanted to do something like that for the next generation of entrepreneurs.” On pursuing different interests and passions“I see it as different stages of my life. Starting out, I would not go into venture investing, I want to be more an operation role. Because that was more fun to me, like I had the best time of my life. Just looking back, while I was in it, I was like, "Wow, it's a constant stress and hard work." But looking back on it, I would only do that in my 20s. I don't want to be in my 40s or 50s and have that same—if I didn't have to go through the same thing again, so that I'm more geared towards investing. And I love it. I guess, for me, it's like different phases of my life there's different roles or areas that I enjoyed more.”Show Links:LinkedInBeluga CapitalSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/onehaas/donations

26mins

19 May 2022

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Realtor to Investor in 5 Years -- At 25 Years Old! | Spilling the Beans w/ Jason Wang

Legacy Wealth

Welcome to another episode of Spilling the Beans! Today I'm sitting down with Jason Wang, a 25-year-old real estate broker here in Charleston. He's already made hundreds of thousands of dollars a year as a broker, but now that he's come out to one of my mastermind events, his thinking has gotten a lot bigger. Check out what Jason's got going on and his plans for the future. //SAY HI TO JASON Instagram: @charlestonrealtorjasonwang Facebook: /charlestonrealtorjasonwang Website: https://www.jasonwangteam.com/

1hr 6mins

27 Mar 2022

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S2E9 (episode 19): Jason Wang on second chances after incarceration

People are the Answer

In this episode, Jason and Jeffrey discuss Jason’s very difficult upbringing as a child of immigrants, how he ended up in  the criminal justice system, and ultimately how he changed his life and the lives of many others for the better. Along the way, he became an entrepreneur, a catalyst for change, and an incredible example for those re-entering society after incarceration. Watch this episode on YouTube Learn more: FreeWorld website, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin Jason Twitter At the age of 15, Jason Wang was given a 12-year sentence at a maximum security prison in Texas.  Upon release he earned two master’s degrees and was still unable to find a job due to his criminal history.  Jason decided to become an agent for change. He started FreeWorld. FreeWorld empowers people who have been in prison with educational support and technical skills to enter into high wage, high demand careers so they can live fulfilling lives, prison free. FreeWorld aims to break the cycle of recidivism and generational poverty by demonstrating the potential of reentering citizens creating meaningful career pathways and providing critical support services for the individuals and their families to overcome significant barriers. Jason’s full story

1hr 10mins

2 Mar 2022

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Jason Wang // S2 Ep 116 // Breaking the Cycle of Recidivism With FreeWorld

Asian Hustle Network

Welcome back to Season 2, Episode 116 of the Asian Hustle Network Podcast! We are very excited to have Jason Wang on this week's show. We interview Asian entrepreneurs around the world to amplify their voices and empower Asians to pursue their dreams and goals. We believe that each person has a message and a unique story from their entrepreneurial journey that they can share with all of us. Check us out on Anchor, iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, TuneIn, Spotify, and more. If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave us a positive 5-star review. This is our opportunity to use the voices of the Asian community and share these incredible stories with the world. We release a new episode every Wednesday and Saturday, so stay tuned! At the age of 15, Jason Wang was given a 12-year sentence at a maximum-security prison in Texas. Upon release, he earned two master’s degrees and was still unable to find a job due to his criminal history. Jason decided to become an agent for change. He started FreeWorld. FreeWorld empowers people who have been in prison with educational support and technical skills to enter into high-wage, high-demand careers so they can live fulfilling lives, prison-free. FreeWorld aims to break the cycle of recidivism and generational poverty by demonstrating the potential of reentering citizens creating meaningful career pathways and providing critical support services for the individuals and their families to overcome significant barriers. Impact areas: justice reform, economic empowerment, workforce development, education, racial justice, economic development, and poverty alleviation. This podcast episode is sponsored by Kia. Movement that inspires. Visit bit.ly/3IfxBQT to learn more. To stay connected within the AHN community, please join our AHN directory: bit.ly/AHNDirectory--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/asianhustlenetwork/support

48mins

5 Jan 2022

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[JASON WANG] Doing the Work & "20 Years Later"

Information Dump

Jason Wang (he/they) breaks down his latest tech rehearsal for "Ranked Choice Dating" and discusses the upcoming DocBloc project "20 Years Later." Ranked Choice Dating is running September 10th, 20th & 24th, 2021 at The Brick [579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211] as part of their ?!: New Works! Theater Festival. Ranked Choice Dating is an interactive theatrical video game where you'll try to score a hot date with NYC's steaming mayoral candidates. Will they stay the night? Or will you get stopped and frisked? You’ll make choices that test your wit, charm, and lack of consideration for human life to reach one of 10 possible endings. "20 Years Later" is performing September 11th, 2021 at the NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent's Triangle [Memorial park in New York City, New York] as part of The Rattlesticks 9/11 A Village Gathering: To Honor and Remember. Learn more at https://docbloc.org/ Ranked Choice Dating Collaborators: Written and performed by Jason Wang (he/they) - IG @flybippo Katie Hwang (she/her) - Writer + UI Artist - IG @katieihwang Sally Chen (any) - Art Director & Illustrator - IG @salpal.c - salpalsworld.myportfolio.com Eva Yan (she/they) - Project Coordinator + Background Artist - IG @masotzhen - masotzhen.itch.io Candace Hudert (any) - Co-Director and Code - IG @whatnames -  whatnames.itch.io Melissa Ingle (she/her) - Co-Director - IG @melissa.ingle - melissaingle.com Elaina Chung (she/her) - Sound Design - IG @chungfutea "20 Years Later" Collaborators: Created & Directed by Ash Marinaccio - IG @introublewiththeking - ashmarinaccio.com/ Kyla Jeanne - Creator/Performer - IG @ky._.la Ciela Elliott - Creator/Performer - IG @ciela_elliott Kristen Hoffman - Creator/Performer - IG @thekristenhoffman Bryan Moreno  - Creator/Performer - IG @mo7eno Marielle Parra  - Creator/Performer - IG @melle_pr07 Jason Wang (he/they) - Creator/Performer - IG @flybippo Melissa Ingle (she/her) - Co-Director - IG @melissa.ingle - melissaingle.com Information Dump is the only Poopcast that allows you to "know as you go." 💩💩New Episodes Drop the First Monday of Every Month!💩💩You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you can find podcasts. created and hosted by Melissa Ingle | logo design by Brianna Jones | "I'm in Here!" written by Ian White | special thank you to The Brick Theater, Theresa Buchheister, and Roy Chang | Follow us on Instagram (@InformationDump) or on Twitter (@DumpInformation) --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/informationdump/support

5mins

9 Sep 2021

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[JASON WANG] What inspired "Ranked Choice Dating?"

Information Dump

Jason Wang (he/they) tells us what inspired him to create Ranked Choice Dating. Ranked Choice Dating is running September 10th, 20th & 24th, 2021 at The Brick [579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211] as part of their ?!:New Works! Theater Festival. Ranked Choice Dating is an interactive theatrical video game where you'll try to score a hot date with NYC's steaming mayoral candidates. Will they stay the night? Or will you get stopped and frisked? You’ll make choices that test your wit, charm, and lack of consideration for human life to reach one of 10 possible endings. Collaborators: Written and performed by Jason Wang (he/they) - IG @flybippo Katie Hwang (she/her) - Writer + UI Artist - IG @katieihwang Sally Chen (any) - Art Director & Illustrator - IG @salpal.c - salpalsworld.myportfolio.com Eva Yan (she/they) - Project Coordinator + Background Artist - IG @masotzhen - masotzhen.itch.io Candace Hudert (any) - Co-Director and Code - IG @whatnames -  whatnames.itch.io Melissa Ingle (she/her) - Co-Director - IG @melissa.ingle - melissaingle.com Elaina Chung (she/her) - Sound Design - IG @chungfutea Information Dump is the only Poopcast that allows you to "know as you go." 💩💩New Episodes Drop the First Monday of Every Month!💩💩You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you can find podcasts. created and hosted by Melissa Ingle | logo design by Brianna Jones | "I'm in Here!" written by Ian White | special thank you to The Brick Theater, Theresa Buchheister, and Roy Chang | Follow us on Instagram (@InformationDump) or on Twitter (@DumpInformation)--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/informationdump/support

5mins

9 Sep 2021

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[JASON WANG] "Ranked Choice Dating"

Information Dump

Jason Wang (he/they) stops by for a surprise dump to talk about his and Melissa's upcoming project Ranked Choice Dating. Ranked Choice Dating is running September 10th, 20th & 24th, 2021 at The Brick [579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211] as part of their ?!:New Works! Theater Festival. Ranked Choice Dating is an interactive theatrical video game where you'll try to score a hot date with NYC's steaming mayoral candidates. Will they stay the night? Or will you get stopped and frisked? You’ll make choices that test your wit, charm, and lack of consideration for human life to reach one of 10 possible endings. Collaborators: Written and performed by Jason Wang (he/they) - IG @flybippo Katie Hwang (she/her) - Writer + UI Artist - IG @katieihwang Sally Chen (any) - Art Director & Illustrator - IG @salpal.c - salpalsworld.myportfolio.com Eva Yan (she/they) - Project Coordinator + Background Artist - IG @masotzhen - masotzhen.itch.io Candace Hudert (any) - Co-Director and Code - IG @whatnames -  whatnames.itch.io Melissa Ingle (she/her) - Co-Director - IG @melissa.ingle - melissaingle.com Elaina Chung (she/her) - Sound Design - IG @chungfutea Information Dump is the only Poopcast that allows you to "know as you go." 💩💩New Episodes Drop the First Monday of Every Month!💩💩You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or anywhere you can find podcasts. created and hosted by Melissa Ingle | logo design by Brianna Jones | "I'm in Here!" written by Ian White | special thank you to The Brick Theater, Theresa Buchheister, and Roy Chang | Follow us on Instagram (@InformationDump) or on Twitter (@DumpInformation)--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/informationdump/support

5mins

9 Sep 2021

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BEST OF #thePOZcast E41: Jason Wang- Helping Ex Cons Earn A Second Chance

The POZCAST: Career & Life Journeys with Adam Posner

Please check out a past favorite of mine from 2019, with Jason Wang. I met Jason via Defy Ventures, an in-prison entrepreneurship program that I support. They help current and formerly incarcerated men and women earn a second chance. Jason is incredible and I am confident that you will love his story- check it out ! ThanksSuper pumped to introduce my guest today Jason Wang. I first met Jason about a year ago through my work with Defy Ventures. And for those who do not know, Defy is an in-prison program where incarcerated men and women take part in a University-accredited program on well-being, entrepreneurship training, personal development, mentoring, business incubation, financing opportunities, and network development. We will get more to that story in a bit. Jason is a born entrepreneur. At the age of 8, he would buy a box of 300 fortune cookies from his dad’s restaurant for $7 and sell them at school for .25 cents each. He quickly became the “Fortune Cookie King” to his fellow classmates. At the age of 13, he started another business that generated over $100k in revenue with 95% profit margins. Unfortunately, this business was illegal. Oh, and his teammates were his fellow gang members. Jason was finally caught at the age of 15 for a first degree felony and was sent to prison on a 12 year sentence. Since his release, he has earned a double masters (MBA, MS International Business), worked as a managementconsultant, and started several other ventures. Today, Jason is the Founder and CEO of FreeWorld. And he is here today to share his incredible story of perseverance and personal growth.If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a review/rating: https://ratethispodcast.com/thepozcast #thePOZcast is brought to you by our friends at Interseller – the prospecting + outreach platform of recruiters and sellers. Whether you’re doubling down on business development or recruiting talent, Interseller does all the heavy lifting of finding contact data, automating the email and follow-up process, and syncs all that rich data into 20+ CRMs and ATSs. Reach out and get going in a 2-week *free* trial today and let them know you heard about them from Adam on #thePOZcast.Check out a free demo today! https://bit.ly/2Fbm/BZFor more, please visit www.thePOZcast.com

33mins

21 Aug 2021

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