HAN-SF Local Business Spotlight: Last Minute Gear – Jan 29, 2020

Join the Haas Alumni Network – San Francisco for the second ever Local Business Spotlight at Last Minute Gear to learn how owner James Dong (BS ’10) went from management consulting to opening his own outdoor gear shop in SF where customers can buy new, borrow free, or rent 24/7 365 days/year. Beyond a career path Q&A, James will also be available to help with questions about the outdoors and gear in general (including repairs, if you bring the item or a good photo/video of the issue).


+ Attendees will receive 15% off their purchase of new gear

+ Light refreshments will be provided by our sponsor, Ascend Real Estate (thank you!) and are included in the ticket price


6:00 – 6:30 PM: Networking and Light Refreshments

6:30 – 7:15 PM: Business Insights + Career Path Q&A with James

7:15 – 8:00 PM: Help with Outdoors & Gear

About Last Minute Gear and James Dong

Last Minute Gear is an outdoor gear shop, with a broader mission to make the outdoors more accessible while reducing waste and unnecessary over-consumption. Like a traditional retailer, they sell brand new, high quality equipment. But unconventionally, they also have a 24/7/365 rental program, with some of the same high quality equipment at 90% off retail prices. They also host a free-to-borrow community gear library. Based in San Francisco, but serving the Bay Area and beyond!

James founded Last Minute Gear after working at Bain & Company and graduating from Haas because he believes in business for good.Outside of work, James is an avid outdoorsman (though if he’s honest, most of his free time is spent on gym walls as opposed to granite walls), and always trying to get others to join him on his crazy adventures.

About the Local Business Spotlight Series

The HAN-SF Local Business Spotlight series aims to provide UC Berkeley Haas alums with the opportunity to meet local business owners, get more connected with the SF community, learn about alternative career paths and find inspiration for something new. Friends of Haas (non-alums) are welcome to attend!

About Our Sponsor Ascend Real Estate

Ascend Real Estate is a top-producing team of Bay Area Realtors serving home sellers, buyers and investors, and is a part of Side, a VC-backed prop tech startup. Read more about the company and its team of Bay Area realtors here.


Please email ucberkeleyhansf@gmail.com.


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