Season Two: Episode Eight — Advice from a successful entrepreneur for lawyers and anyone who is interested in pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors, including understanding legal challenges, how to raise funding, and the right time to quit your day job.
Episode Description: David Adler (Fordham Law ‘19) and James Fitzpatrick (Fordham Law ‘20) interview Chieh Huang (Fordham Law ‘08), CEO and Co-Founder of Boxed, an online wholesale retailer, to discuss the legal and practical challenges of pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors.
- [:30] David Adler introduces himself, James Fitzpatrick, and Chieh Huang, CEO of Boxed.
- [1:37] The personal and professional reasons Chieh attended law school and the impact his legal training has had on his company’s success.
- [5:12] Chieh describes his journey from practicing attorney to prosperous entrepreneur.
- [12:26] Advice for lawyers who are interested in pursuing entrepreneurial endeavors.
- [15:17] Legal challenges and advice for a startup company that does it all.
- [19:21] Understanding employee benefits from one of the most generous companies in the world.
- [22:14] Two tips for mastering the “jerk test” and the most effective way to make a positive social impact.
- [27:30] Raising funding and the right time to quit your full-time job.
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