From Dropping Out to Start a Business to Pre-Series A Round: Reflections and Challenges on the Entrepreneurial Journey

In this ESS event, we are honored to have Ms. Yipei Wei, founder of AFFiNE, a Miro/Notion alternative with over 23K stars on GitHub, as our guest speaker. Her company has reached millions of users across 195 countries and has more than 20 ambassadors. Through this lecture, she will provide valuable insight into entrepreneurial thought processes in startup operations, successful open-sourcing with global expansion, entrepreneurial pitfalls, how to avoid them, and why perseverance is key even in the darkest moments of building a startup.