Oscar Wong was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and moved to the United States when he came to college at the University of Notre Dame. He first started his career as an engineer, eventually creating his own nuclear related engineering business 13 years after he graduated college. After he sold that business in the 1980’s, he began his brewing company, Highland Brewing in 1994, which soon grew to become not only the first brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, since Prohibition, but has also grown to having distribution to over 40 different locations across the East Coast. This interview covers Mr. Wong’s childhood, career journey, and business advice he has for young entrepreneurs.
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