Sharon Oh- CEO and Tech Entrepreneur Extraordinaire!

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         Meet Sharon Oh- one of the world’s youngest tech entrepreneurs! Entering the world of mobile app development at a young age with her technological creations, Sharon is the CEO of Augmented Vacancies- a new job searching tool for youth all around the globe! Experienced not only in the ways of business, Sharon is also a popular speaker, and is known for her confidence building workshops and inspiring talks! Read on to learn more about the world of Sharon Oh!

        “Primarily, I became an Entrepreneur without knowing what an Entrepreneur really was. I thought running a business could be an overnight success, but that is not the case. I originally came from a non-technical background where technology wasn’t really my thing. I invented Augmented Vacancies by learning how to code myself, and engaged the latest technology (called Augmented Reality) into the mobile application which I created. After running Augmented Vacancies for the last 2 years, I have had a lot of ups and downs. But I would say I have no regrets about the company’s upbringing!

        Over the past 2 years, I have seen my network grew from ten to thousands of connections, with many primarily being in the Digital and Tech sectors. I feel honored to be able to sit next to those cool CEOs that we all know! I constantly receive invitations from colleges and universities to run talks to inspire students about my startup journey and aspirations. I’ve also been thankful for the many prize and award nominations by my local community that have supported the company.

        Being a Tech Entrepreneur is a very hard journey. It takes a lot of determination, resilience, and motivation to be able to stand out in the crowd. It is a lonely journey, and no one really understands how you feel unless they have been through the same journey. You might have anywhere from ten to thousands of people helping you buy the end of the day, and it is on your shoulders to lead and manage the team successfully in your quest to change the world. I do not think of running Augmented Vacancies as my job- in fact, I think of it as a lifestyle. I love speaking to people and meeting different individuals every day. It is challenging but fun experience- something you probably don’t experience with a 9-5pm job.

People often times call me a serial Entrepreneur because I constantly come up with different ideas. Right now, I’m even involved in organizing a conference called Think Startup! Having learnt that running and setting up a business is hard, I am determined to help other young people, students, and graduates get enough help and support throughout their Entrepreneurial journey. Being an entrepreneur is a frightening trip, and it often times requires a lot of support and help. I am glad to have really cool and supportive networks helping me right now, like my 8 people team working for AV, who are also involved in numerous talks and exhibitions within the STEM sectors. They also help with my nominations for awards, and encourage me that “I can do it and DO IT WELL”.

In terms of advice to all girls out there, I would suggest a quote from Steve Jobs, another entrepreneur: “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it”.

We are all in this together: trying to prove our ability and trying to let the world know that “We all can do it”! Let’s keep fighting and be amazing!

As you can see, Sharon is a dedicated tech entrepreneur with her eyes set on success! Sharon teaches us that with hard work and confidence, you’re your wildest dreams may soon become a reality! You can follow all of Sharon’s adventures on her twitter page, @sharonoh2 !

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