Starting a company is one of the easiest parts of being an entrepreneur. Launching that company toward scalable growth, however, can be an intricate grind trying to figure out what to do. Often this journey is lonely, but not anymore.

Our 4th Annual National Conference, Launch, will give you the foundation as you build your company toward sustainable growth. You will have access to an extraordinary mix of Asian American/Pacific Islander keynote speakers, workshops, panels, and a nationwide network of entrepreneurs who will share their expertise and experience. You will be better equipped to launch your company to the next level.

Our Early Bird tickets are available until Sept 22.


Our Program


Oct 25

Stratto 550

1415 Louisiana St, 43rd Fl Houston, TX 77002

  • 3:00 - 5:00pm - Inner Circles Session

  • 5:00 - 6:30pm - Women’s Initiative Fireside Chat ft. Chloe Dao winner of Project Runway Season 2

  • 7:00 - 10:00pm - Conference Kick-Off Mixer



Oct 26

Asia Society
Texas Center

1370 Southmore Blvd
Houston, TX 77004

  • 8:00 - 9:00am - Registration / Breakfast

  • Keynote Speakers: Chloe Dao and Benny Luo

  • 12 Workshop Topics including:

    • How to Gain Traction for Your Business (Scaling)

    • Start-up vs. Lifestyle Entrepreneurship

    • Digital/ Social Branding

    • Women in Entrepreneurship

    • How to Fulfill Your Dreams

    • Outsourcing in the Philippines

    • Investment Panel

    • Website Throwdown

  • Networking Sessions

  • Group Dinner



Oct 27

Location TBD

  • Brunch with ACE NextGen



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Chloe Dao

Winner of Project Runway, Season 2

Executive Producer and Judge of Project Runway Vietnam, Season 1

CEO of Dao Chloe Dao

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Benny Luo

CEO of NextShark, largest media hub for Global Asians

Founder of NewMediaRockstars

Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media

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Bing Chen

Chairman and Co-Founder of Gold House, a collective of pioneering Asian founders, creative voices, and leaders

Managing Director of a venture capital accelerator

Previously YouTube's Global Head of Creator Development and Management

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Amy Chang

Senior strategy executive with 25+ years of experience in publicly-traded and privately-held companies

CEO of Delta Nutrassentials

Investor of healthcare services, life sciences tech, and consumer health companies

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Dominic Zhai

Founder & CEO of Supreme Optimization, world’s top digital marketing agency exclusively for life sciences

Founder and host of the Why You No Doctor podcast focused on empowering young Asians around the globe to pursue unconventional career paths

Forbes 30 Under 30 in Marketing and Advertising


George Yueh

1 of 7 Peak Performance Strategists from Tony Robbins Companies

Sales mastery consultant to executives, managers and professionals in the areas of sales, organizational development, and the psychology of achievement and Peak Performance

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Courtney Pong

Owner of ComedySportz Boston

Led team building workshops and provided entertainment programming for Fortune 500 companies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Brocade, Cisco Systems, eBay, PayPal, Nike, Intel, HP and Adobe



Youngro Lee is CEO and Co-founder of NextSeed, a community-driven online investment platform enabling investments in local projects by anyone, and NextSeed Securities LLC, an SEC-registered broker-dealer

Prior to founding NextSeed, Youngro was a corporate attorney specializing in private fund formation and private investments for 8 years at leading international law firms in US, Europe and Asia


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Co-Founder and Creative Director of Bosscat Kitchen & Libations, Ten Asian Bistro, BCK, and Miss Mini Donuts across Newport Beach and Houston

Bosscat Kitchen named 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America and Top 50 Whiskey Bars on Yelp in 2019.


Andrew Chau

Co-Founder of Boba Guys and Tea People USA

Inc. Magazine 500 Award Recipient


Rosalynn Silva

Director of Digital Advocacy at Walmart’s Public Affairs Group


Lakhi Siap

Founder of Chicago Asian Network

Over 12 years experience in PR, Business Development, and Asian American Outreach


Lavanya Jawarhalal

President and Co-Founder of STEM Center USA

Has been featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank”


Kevin Felix Chan

CEO and Co-Founder of Best Delegate

Program Manager at ACE NextGen

Active member of Entrepreneurs Organization (EO)


Ming Chou

CEO and Co-Founder of Nu Restaurants Corp

Has been featured on Fox, NBC, ABC, Houston Chronicle, and Eater

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