William Xu

Vancouver, Canada

UBC Comp sci grad, Aspiring entrepeneur, web developer
William's Skills
Writing
Web Development
Web Design
Wireframes
Team Leadership
Strategic Partnerships
Software Development
Scrum
Social Media Marketing
Requirements Analysis
Product Design
Problem Solving
Paper Prototyping
Online Research
New Business Development
Mobile Design
Marketing Strategy
Market Research
Interaction Design
Idea Generation
Human Computer Interaction
Go-to-market Strategy
Event Planning
Entrepreneurship
Digital Marketing
Digital Brand Strategy
Design Thinking
Customer Management
Creative Direction
Competitive Analysis
Business Analysis
Analysis
Business Development
User Experience
Marketing
Background

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group

<25

About William

UBC Computer Science recent grad currently working on personal development(entrepreneurship, startup, and web dev skills) and fleshing out a social advertising startup idea that he is super excited about (Ask me about it!)

Looking to network, with the added goal of finding a technical co-founder experienced with web dev projects so that I may focus on the business side. Startup experience not necessary, startup mindset mandatory. Ready and willing to commit 100% for a suitable pairing.

Recent accomplishments include launching a successful sneaker convention and leading a 3 man team to a 4th place finish at Protohack UBC. Relevant experience includes working with my father on business development for his spring water startup and sales/business relations development on a cherry exporting deal for his exports company.

Also notably graduated from the University Transition Program, entering UBC at the age of 15.

Quote

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. - Frederick Nietzsche

Work Experience

General Intern

Crystal Clinton Bottling Co.

January 2016 - June 2016

- Collaborated directly with CEO and investors on business development and strategy offering fresh insights and perspective - Information acquisition and synthesis (Conducting market research, interpreting lab reports, research and reporting on government regulations/policy) - General administrative tasks, business communications, participating in client meetings - General IT tasks, performing web maintenance, writing web content

Project Manager

Kikfest

July 2016 - August 2016

- Responsible for developing and communicating business strategy - Engaged in communications and discovering leads for business development - Designed and executed social media campaign, online presence - Collaborated on marketing strategy, lead creative efforts campaign - Responsible for location scouting and event logistics

Education

University of British Columbia

Computer Science

2011 - 2017