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On Monday, November 15, The Hun School welcomed Allon Bloch, CEO of K Health, and parent of Eleanor ’22 and Cole ’24, to campus for an open forum discussion with students about the ins and outs of working in technology and being an entrepreneur. 

Mr. Bloch shared several important messages with students including the notion that there is no right formula for starting a business, there is no one-size-fits-all model for a career path, and most importantly, life experience is one of the most valuable assets an entrepreneur can have. 

When it comes to starting a business, Mr. Bloch warned students that taking that leap of faith certainly comes with its fair share of stress and they will never have all the answers in the beginning, but it’s important to recognize the power an idea can have. To find success as an entrepreneur, Mr. Bloch encouraged students to think of an idea based on personal life experiences. 

“K Health came from the fact that medical information online is often wrong and scary,” he said. “How many of us google our symptoms when we don’t feel well and then we are terrified by what pops up in the search results? I was always frustrated by how difficult it was to find out what’s wrong and get access to the right healthcare. That was a real need that I had based on my own personal experiences, so I decided to create a solution for it.” 

Mr. Bloch continued to express the power of perspective, “If you want to start your own business one day and you don’t know where to begin, start thinking about your own life experiences and needs that you have. Or think of a big societal problem that you are interested in, maybe one that has impacted you personally. The goal is to find a need for something that you think people have and solve it with your business.” 

In conclusion, Mr. Bloch left students with one piece of advice that will last them a lifetime. 

“Life experiences come with life,” he said. “So never rush. The experiences that you will gain in your life will always be valuable, and being able to bring those experiences to a table of investors one day will benefit you.” 

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