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Cross Campus Downtown LA

800 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Join fellow civic minded Asian American Entrepreneurs in a weekend of networking, workshops, and fun at the 2nd annual ACE Next Gen Conference! This is an invite-only event and there are only 75 tickets available. If you know of someone who you think would be great for this conference, please let us know!

The event will be held at the beautiful Cross Campus co-working space in Downtown LA. Network with Millennial, Millennial-ish, and more tenured Asian American entrepreneurs.

Tentative Schedule (for most updated schedule, see

August 18th @ Seoul Sausage Company
7pm-10pm - National ACE Board & ACE NextGen Entrepreneurs mixer

August 19th @ LA Cross Campus
MC: Lily Kim, Principal, Ascene Chicago
(Workshops will be seperated into two tracks, the Venture Track aimed at general audiences, and the Growth Track for more established businesses with employees)

Keynote: Cultivating the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs by Bill Imada of Founder IW Group, PBS Board Member, and former member of President Barack Obama's Advisory Commission on API's

Interactive Group Discussions with experts/speakers on the following subjects: Selling Without Selling, Financing Your Business, Take A Break, Communicate Effectively, Social Entreprenuership, eCommerce, Run Better Kickstarter Campaigns

Growth Track: Build A Business With A Soul - The Story of Boba Guys by Founder Andrew Chau

Venture Track: The Beach Office: How to Build a Business Around the Lifestyle You Want by Dale Ting, Founder of The Bucko Products & Founder of EntreAsians - A Community of Entrepreneurial Asians

Lunch & Networking

Entrepreneurship: The Asian Advantage by Joon Han, Board Member of UC San Diego, Consultant/Founder of Better San Diego (, and author/TedX of Get Ahead by Giving Back.

Growth Track: Smashing the Bamboo Ceiling by Executives of Fortune 500 companies (speakers TBD)

Venture Track: Breaking the $1M Revenue Barrier by Ray Chang of Motorsport Lab Experiences, Founding Venture Partner of NextGen Angels (

Growth Track: Sell to Large Companies: Perfect Your B2B Pitch by Rebecca Okamoto, Principal & Founder of

Venture Track: The Rewards of Gender Diversity by Lavanya Jawarharlal, CEO of STEM Center USA, and Shark Tank contestant.

Asian Misrepresentation in the Media by Michael Tow & Teja Aboleda, of Tow-Arboleda Films, award winning creators of API social justice films, and have acted/produced in R.I.P.D., Unfinished Business, Master of None and PBS

Build A Company That Lasts by Wally Tusha of Saturn Electronics, Amar Shokeen of RJT Compuquest Inc.

ACE NextGen LA Pubcrawl - Come party only as entrepreneurs do. The night will start off at barcade/lounge and we will ratchet it up with karaoke and clubbing to end the night.
7PM - ????

August 20th
Hangover Recovery Time - Location TBD

Mastermind Groups

You will have the opportunity to present your business to a small peer group in a Mastermind session and get feedback and help from a diverse group of people!

Food and Networking

Of course, we all love to eat. All meals are included with your conference registration. Here's what we have planned food-wise:

  • Friday Evening - Seoul Sausage in DTLA
  • Saturday Lunch - TBD, working on a food truck!
  • Saturday Dinner - Choice of Korean BBQ or Mediterranean Food


We have a hotel block at The Westin Bonaventure in Downtown LA. Book your hotel room with this link.

Roommate requests: Sign up and connect with other attendees with this Google Doc


Plan on arriving Friday afternoon and leaving late Saturday evening or Sunday.

  • Friday evening - Networking Event at Seoul Sausage
  • Saturday daytime - Conference programming: Workshops, discussions, and speakers
  • Saturday evening - Networking and dinner in Koreatown/Downtown LA

Register now! We have limited spots remaining.

Note: Your name, company name, website, and company description will be shared with other attendees!

For more information, see our website at

Full Attendee List:

Alan Tse, Manager, Cross Campus
Alex Gao, President, Moment 3D
Alex Yu, Principal, Alexander Yu Real Estate
Amar Shokeen, Founder, RJT Compuquest
Amy Chang, CEO, EssentialAD2
Andre Cobbins, Moment 3D
Andrew Chau, Co-Founder of Boba Guys
Ankit Patel, CBD Crew
Ann Tien, Pacific International Southeby's Real Estate
Bill Imada, Founder of IW Group
Bin Chen, Co-Founder of Boba Guys
Blair Li, Marketing/PR Manager, Mei Zhou USA
Blair Li, Marketing/PR Manager, Mei Zhou USA +1
C.h. Shian, CEO of Keyshore Investments (
Catherine Subagyo, Co-Owner, Jang Subagyo LLC
Chewy Jang, Co-Founder of Ppippilong Kids, President Kid's Dream
Chiling Tong, President of National ACE
Christopher Huang, Photographer
Dale Ting, Founder of The Bucko Products
Dandan Zhu, Principal Dandan Global
Daniel Oliver, Vice President of Development, National ACE
Dennis Huang, Executive Director of Asian Business Association, Aba LosAngeles
Dikshant Rajbhandari, Community Manager, ACE NextGen
Doug Baulder, SVP of Edison SCE
Dung Tran, CEO, Bahn Meee Truck
Duy Nguyen, Partner, HLN Group
Evan Louie, Partner, HLN Group
Garrett Gin, VP of Global Marketing Affairs, Bank of America
George Ko, CEO, Giant Robot Media
Glen Chen, Principal of NextSeed
Gloria Li of California State Board of Equalization
Ha Nguyen, Founder, 7 Leaves Cafe
Huy Ly, Founder & President, Meijun
Ian So, Co-Founder of The Chicken & Rice Guys
Jason Garreth Loke, rap artist - jason chu
Jason Lee, Founder/Owner, Jubilee
Jaz Limos, Founder, Saints of Steel
Jeffrey Lee, Chief Product Officer, Dicon Fiber Optics
Jimmy Ferguson, Owner/Operator of 20+ McDonald's
Jolina Li, Buzzy Booth, Founder
Joon Han, Strategist, Serial Entrepreneur -
Katy Zhao, Financial Advisor
Ken Ma, Co-Owner/Business Development Director, Mott Street Optical (flag ship store for Mott Optical Group) and Mott & Bayard Eyewear
Larry Wong, Photographer
Lavanya Jawaharlal, CEO of STEM Center USA
Le Zhang, Founder/CEO, Squadle, Inc.
Lily Kim, Principal of Ascene Chicago
Lisa Lam, Founder, LaLa Lam
Lisa Williams, Manager Global Accounts, HelmsBriscoe
Mark Keam, Independent Consultant
Mark Keam, Independent Consultant +1
Michael Chan, CEO, Asian Inc. +1
Michael Chan, CEO, Asian Inc.
Michael Tow, Producer/Actor/Entrepreneur, Tow-Arboleda Films
Mohnia Patel, CBD Crew
Naomi Harasaki, Partner, HLN Group
Nareth Yin, Owner/Founder, Sach Ko Truck
Norman Wong, President of Wonton Foods
Ray Chang, CEO of Motorsport Lab Experiences
Ray Chou, Founding Partner of Mythopeia
Rebecca Okamoto, Principal of
Ron Liu, Love Art Sushi
Shau Wai Lam, Chairman Emeritus, DCH Group
Son Nguyen, Founder, 7 Leaves Cafe
Soo Jin Cho, Founder, Beantown Builder
Suhas Prasad, Founder, Cranium Stack
Teja Arboleda, Producer/Actor/Entrepreneur, Tow-Arboleda Films
Thomas Nakanishi, Advisor/Consultant
Tracey Doi, CFO, Coca Cola
Tylor Laigo, LA Jewelery
Wally Tusha, Founder, Saturn Electronics
Xuanghuong Vo, Owner, Meraki Spa
Xuanghuong Vo, Owner, Meraki Spa (+1)
Youngro Lee, CEO of NextSeed

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Cross Campus Downtown LA

800 Wilshire Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA 90017

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