Total loan: $8,000


Berkeley, CA, United States / Food

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Aaron's story

I was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Maryland at the age of 10. Since we were a family of immigrants, everyone - including my parents, my uncles, my aunts - started small businesses similar to Mad Seoul. This entrepreneurial spirit greatly influenced me throughout my life. However, knowing that I needed a profession, I studied architecture for both my undergraduate and graduate studies. After 10 years of professional practice in Chicago, I still wanted to have an opportunity to feel successful and have something of my own. Hence, I brought forth my Korean roots through an attractive business idea which materialized as Mad Seoul, a fast-casual Korean restaurant, on March 28th, 2019.