Have you seen The Kissing Booth on Netflix? If so, you have Wattpad to thank, as the story was first published there. In this episode, Allen Lau, the CEO and Co-Founder of this global multiplatform entertainment company, takes the #NewcomerRiseUp seat.
A Hong Kongese-Canadian entrepreneur, Allen leads Wattpad’s vision to entertain and connect the world through stories. His accomplishments and contributions to Canada as an entrepreneur and investor are second to none. Let’s decode the person and journey behind the title; his introverted nature, being famous for not having a hobby, having to tell his parents that he was quitting his job at one of the largest technology company’s in the world to join one of the smallest, the importance of timing, building empathy and compassion through content, and how connected the world is today.
Newcomer Rise Up is a digital and television interview show created and hosted by Trishala Pillai. Season 1 of the show is produced by Jugaad Community, sponsored by Shopify, and brought to you by New Canadians TV Network.