I chased my dreams to Seoul, South Korea for a start-up that focuses on promoting Cassava Diplomacy in Asia. I am strongly focused now on South Korea, Japan, and China spaces. The goal is to reconnect with the ASEAN community.
Visit my page to understand my goal:
However, as any story on entrepreneurship, you can only just imagine the obstacles I have faced. Catch up on the blog:
I learned of a loop hole to bypass a $90-150,000 FDI requirement. How did I learn about this? Persistence and I might just confess here, since my livelihood is on the line.
I with sound mind told a very patient government employee, I had no intention of leaving her desk and will come back over and over till someone tells me of the program. I heard of the program through the grapevine. One hour later with the help of a graceful English-speaking volunteer and two other employees with google translate, I got the chance to register for my first course.
I completed the longest course and now I must complete the remaining two scheduled for August and September. Apart from completing all three courses, you must have graduated from a Top 100 world university and the submission of your documents, must be within a two-year window frame from your graduation date.
I graduated December 2015, so I hope you can appreciate the time sensitivity here.
I am on a temporary visa, extremely time sensitive and I am existing on fragile loopholes.
My link back to Houston for this company is setting up scholarships at Lone Star College, University of Houston and Texas Southern University for students pursuing degrees in the field of Public Affairs, Political Science, or International Relations. I really have so much more than that, but more on that later.
These funds will be used for my startup expenses and starting my Korean speaking courses. I want to dedicate myself full-time in studying the language. There are language programs here that are very intensive and will be extremely beneficial for me on this journey.
I can read Korean not as fluid but I can read and navigate the subway map :)
I do not have the ability to hold a conversation. I am grateful for the hegemony that English has on language in this part of the world. English is used in business and everyday life however I am in Korea and I need to speak Korean.
I hope you can help me or even repost?
Thank you for your help in promoting
- Daniel Lawrence
- Reginald Willis
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