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Startup Veteran Joins Cañada College’s Business Department

Mon, 4 February, 2019 at 5:11 pm



Professor Jojo Roque will be teaching BUS 158:  Startup and Freelance Fundamentals this Spring 2019 semester.

Jojo is a startup veteran with over 17 years of experience building and growing businesses. He helped build Esurance into a billion-dollar company and has led other startups through various stages of development: from formation to launch to growth to acquisition. At the same time, he did freelance consulting and advisory over several years.

Jojo holds an MBA from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Philippines. He currently leads business development for an insurance startup.

What are you most excited about with the BUS 158: Startup and Freelance Fundamentals class you’ll be teaching this upcoming semester?
I'm excited about teaching students with the knowledge and real-world lessons I've learned over the years. I'm also excited about helping students and giving them some tools to use in whatever venture they plan to pursue.

What do you think is the biggest challenge to student success?
Nothing that they can't overcome through hard work and determination.

Who is your hero?
Gandhi

What is your favorite movie?
Good Will Hunting

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