他在超过 100 个世界顶尖团队中脱颖而出,因为在 29 岁

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他在超过 100 个世界顶尖团队中脱颖而出,因为在 29 岁

本文以中英双语刊出/中文翻译:黄维德

今天是我的 29 岁生日,首先,我想感谢我的父母,是他们让我来到了这个世界。另一方面,我也想谈谈我人生至今最棒的三个决定。

1. 大学时转攻德语

我大学一年级念的并不是德语,所以我参加了德语系的转系考。为何选择德语?因为我一直想去欧洲(欧陆啦,不好意思啊英国),也知道德语不但是欧洲十分常用的语言,也是相当热门的第二语言。当然,由于德语和德国方面的资源在台湾相当有限,念了三、四年德语之后,你可能还是没办法精通;此外,毕业后的工作机会也不是非常多…… 不过,叛逆的我还是通过考试,成功转进了德语系。报考人数大约有五十人左右,但德语系只收五个转系生,感谢老天,我英文和中文拿了高分,所以我考上了!

2. 选择去柏林攻读硕士

花了三年半的时间拿到学士后,我想实现自己的梦想。大多数台湾学生在申请海外学校时,会请顾问检查所有的文件,不过,能协助我的顾问实在不好找,网路上也没有太多申请德国国际课程的资讯,所以一切都得自己来。我找到了想念的学校,考了一些英语能力检定和 GRE、準备申请文件、请母语为英语的朋友校对文件,再接受了几间学校的面试。我非常幸运,又一次拿到了录取通知!

我爸妈原本以为我会失败然后放弃,但我熬过了这场考验,带着两个装满身家的行李箱,就这样来到了欧洲。问题是,我之前根本没有去过欧洲。这是个非常大的赌注,也让我爸妈非常担心。

3. 辞去全职工作开始创业

在行动广告产业工作几年后,我非常渴望尝试一些新事物。仔细思考之下,我两度辞职创业,一路上起伏无数(细节这里就先不谈啦),不过,我学到了许多难以置信的事物,更让我惊讶的是,我还发展了一些我从来不知道的技能。

如今,我开了几个中文专栏,也準备开始写新的英文专栏,谈创业和科技新创企业。我们在超过 100 个申请团队、30 个进入最终阶段的团队中脱颖而出,得以加入柏林最棒的育成机构 Hub:raum。

此外,我刚刚策划主办了我在柏林的第一场活动,参与者超过 100 人──包括 Facebook 和 Twitter 的投资者、参与座谈的 500 Startup 合伙人、担任讲者的 Number 26 和 EyeEm、慷慨赞助的猎豹移动与 TechCode、参与竞赛的机械学习新创企业,当然,还有我亲爱的朋友们。

最后,还有一件很重要的事得说。我们在经历低潮之后,必定会重新审视身边各种各样的关係;我想感谢每一位不离不弃的朋友,感谢你们愿意体谅、支持一个几近破产的创业者。

The 3 Best Decisions That I Made So Far In my Life

Today is my 29 years old birthday, first of all I have to thank to my parents who made and delivered me to this world.

On the other hands, I would like to talk about which 3 decisions that I made the best in my life so far.

1. STUDIED GERMAN FOR MY BACHELOR

I was not enrolled in German/ Germanistik first year at the university, thus, I did exam in order to transfer to German department. Why German? Because I always wanted to come to Europe (Europe Continent, Sorry U.K), I know German was one of the common spoken and also popular 2nd language to learn in Europe. Certainly, you would not learn the best German after 3–4 years study, since the scarce resources of German and Germany in Taiwan, besides, not so many job opportunities after graduating, well… as rebel as I am, I passed the exam, got acceptance letter from German department. Thanks god, they only took 5 students from the exam 50 something? I got good grades of English and Chinese, thus, I made it!

2. CHOSE TO COME TO BERLIN TO STUDY MY MASTER

After 3.5 years, I completed my bachelor study, I would like to make my dream come true. There were not so many resources that you could find online to apply for international program in Germany. Most of cases in Taiwan, you need to hire consultant to check every document to apply for studying overseas. Apparently, there was no consultant who can assist me on this. Again, I did everything by myself, I found the school, took some English proficiency tests and GRE, prepared the applications and asked my friend who is English native speaker to proofread my documents and went through some interviews with schools. Lucky me, I received a letter with congratulation again!

During the time, my parents thought I would fail and gave up, but I made it through and packed my belongings with 2 suitcases then HERE I AM EUROPE!

The problem was, I had never been to Europe before, that was a big bet and endless worrisome from my parents.

3. QUITTED FULL TIME JOB AND STARTED MY STARTUPs

After couple of years working at mobile advertising, I desperately wanted to have something new. After carefully thinking for couple of years, I quitted my job twice and started my new journey. There were a lot of ups and downs (I don’t want to go through details here) However, what I have learned is extremely unbelievable, and what surprised even more is that I started to develop some other skills that I have never knew. I opened couple of new columns in Chinese with salary Moreover, I will also start another new one talking about entrepreneurship and tech startups in ENGLISH soon! Stay Tuned!

We won a startup competition with more than 100 applications and 30 teams in final so that we can join one of the nicest incubator- Hubaum in Berlin.

Besides, I just planned and organized my 1st event in Berlin with more than 100 people participated, along with Facebook and Twitter investors. 500 startup partner was on the panel, Number 26, EyeEm were as speakers, also generous sponsors Cheetah Mobile/ TechCode, and some startups from machine intelligence filed and beloved friends.

The last but not the least, if you have been through the down time, you will re-evaluate your relationships around you. Thank you for all of you are still there for me, being considerable and supportive for an almost-broke entrepreneur.

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