Ep 194 – Empowering Creators

Ep 194 - Empowering Creators

There’s no denying it. Content is everything in 2022, peers. And no-one saw that more clearly than Annie Hwang. 

In today’s episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, we hear from the Co-Founder of Jemi, a platform that helps creators to build an online storefront and monetise their content. By empowering the next generation of creators to become entrepreneurs, Annie is assisting up-and-coming digital creatives in supporting themselves. 

In this episode, the San-Francisco-based entrepreneur shares her tips on that hard first year, why we need to start validating ourselves more, and the power in open communication. 

Annie Hwang:

Where once being a digital creator was just a hobby, now it’s a multi-billion dollar industry that has changed the way we live our daily lives. 

A brand who’s (mostly) responsible for that? Facebook. 

In today’s episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, we hear from Annie Hwang. A former Facebook employee, Annie and her partner (in both life and business) Jason Cui are helping creators to leverage monetisation opportunities through their platform, Jemi. 

In this episode, Annie shares her upbringing between the U.S and South Korea, what it was like studying at the prestigious Harvard University, as well as how to lean into discomfort and build tolerance as a young entrepreneur.

Street Cred:

Annie Hwang is the Co-Founder of Jemi, a platform that helps creators to build an online storefront, selling anything from fun online experiences to personalised merchandise to their fans. Previously an employee at Facebook, Annie is also an alumni of Computer Science and Psychology at Harvard and in 2021 became a Forbes 30 Under 30 listee in Consumer Technology.

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