This week’s episode of “WisBusiness: The Podcast” is with Saran Ouk, CEO and founder of ConNEXTions, a Madison nonprofit startup connecting low-income youth with mentorship and financial education.
She says the goal of her business is to guide underrepresented adults in the Madison area toward financial, educational and career goals.
After starting the program in 2016, Ouk says the community response was impressive.
“We’ve actually had a lot more mentors apply than mentees. The first year we started with just seven mentees and 25 mentors applied. So we don’t really have to work hard to find mentors,” she said. “People just love the thought that they could guide a young adult with their career goals.”
Listen to the podcast, sponsored by UW-Madison, at WisBusiness.com.