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Startup Tech Seattle: How I Became a Serial Entrepreneur Before Turning 30

September 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



At the age of 25, Simon Yu is a founding member of TWO Seattle Startups. Bomba Fusion, a Korean Fusion food truck that is a staple to the Seattle lunch scene, is a project that Simon started in college. CakeCodes, Simon’s latest project, is a Seattle based app company rewarding users with free Bitcoin from their phones.

From selling Korean tacos out of his college apartment at the age of 19 to starting a food truck and later to joining CakeCodes as a CEO, Simon has become quite familiar with Seattle’s startup ecosystem. In this talk, Simon will share his stories, the lessons he learned along the way and challenge prospective entrepreneurs to follow their startup dreams.

Meet the Speaker

“Simon Yu is the CEO of CakeCodes, a Seattle app publisher engaging advertisers with users by way of cryptocurrency. Simon and his Cake Codes co-founders are currently participating in “9 Mile Labs Cohort VI” to accelerate their success with the company. This is Simon’s second company – he also runs the Bomba Fusion food truck which is expanding to a brick and mortar store.

Also in Attendance

Calvin Hsieh, co-founder of CakeCodes. Calvin started CakeCodes with three friends for a college project, and is also participating in “9 Mile Labs Cohort VI” with Simon. Together, Simon and Calvin were top-10 Finalists (out of the 300 participating companies) in Galvanize’s 2016 National “Pitchers & Pitches” Pitch Competition.”

About our Sponsor

Galvanize is the premiere dynamic learning community for technology. With campuses located in booming technology sectors throughout the country, Galvanize provides a community for each the following:

  • Education – part-time and full-time training in web development, data science, and data engineering
  • Workspace – whether you’re a freelancer, startup, or established business, we provide beautiful spaces with a community dedicated to support your company’s growth
  • Networking – events in the tech industry happen constantly in our campuses, ranging from popular Meetups to multi-day international conferences

To learn more about Galvanize, visit galvanize.com.


Galvanize Seattle – Pioneer Square
111 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98104 US