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LEVEL UP 2020

A Virtual 6-Month Executive Education Program for AAPI Business Sustainability and Success in COVID-19.

LEVEL UP 2020

The National Asian Chamber of Commerce, Gold House, and Asian Hustle Network is introducing LEVEL UP 2020 – a new program designed to bring 400 Asian Americans entrepreneurs together to explore topics in entrepreneurship, leadership and provide resources during the pandemic.

It is a free 6-month program sponsored by the CARES Act to help entrepreneurs deal with the effects and also start new businesses. The program features exclusive webinars and networking events facilitated by accomplished entrepreneurs and leaders.

Important Program Dates:

  • Registration opens on Monday, Sept 21, 2020.
  • Application deadline is Friday, Sept 25, 2020.
  • The program starts on Monday, Sept 28, 2020.

Note: Space is limited. Applicants will be notified if accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Dreamers, who haven’t started a business, but are interested in entrepreneurship.
  • Hustlers, who have launched their business and have revenue of up to $1M.
  • Builders, who run business over $1M+ in revenue.
  • Women entrepreneurs, who are starting their businesses and want to connect or help other women entrepreneurs. 

Each class will be invited to a monthly webinar and networking event as well as a monthly keynote that is open to all class members.

  • Dreamers: First week of the month
  • Hustlers: Second week of the month
  • Builders: Third week of the month
  • Women Entrepreneurs: Last week of the month

Due to resource constraints, we are limiting the classes to only one class per user, but there will be additional opportunities for networking with the other students. All contents will be recorded and posted at the conclusion of the program.

For women entrepreneurs, you have the opportunity to participate in the Women’s Initiative program in addition to another class. All content will be recorded and posted at the conclusion of the program.

This program is sponsored by the CARES Act, a government program intended to help American businesses recover from the effects of COVID-19. It is administered by ACE NextGen, the national nonprofit Asian American Pacific Islander Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship. Therefore, this program is accessible at NO COST for all entrepreneurs.

Featured Speakers

Michelle Tam

Co-Founder & CSO
Nom Nom Paleo

Andrew Yang

Founder
Humanity Forward

Vanessa Dew

Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer
Health Ade Kombucha

Kevin Lin

Kevin Lin

Co-Founder
Twitch

Ha Nguyen

Co-Founder & COO
7Leaves

Sahra Nguyen

Co-Founder & CEO
Nguyen Coffee Supply

amrit-chaudhuri

Amrit Chaudhuri

Co-Founder & CEO
Smart Labs

Olivia Wong

Olivia Wong

Speaker & Lecturer
Prototype Thinking Labs

Maggie Chui

Co-Founder & COO
Asian Hustle Network

Ryan Chen

Co-Founder
Neuro

Lavanya Jawaharlal

President
STEM Center USA

Billy Dec

Billy Dec

Founder
Rockit Ranch

Maggie Hsu

Maggie Hsu

Co-Founder
Gold House

Jon Cotay

Founder & Owner
AKIRA Chicago

Tina Wong Zysk

Founder & Creative Director
Grace + Ivory

Le Zhang

Le Zhang

Founder & CEO
Squadle

Alice Hu

Founder
Woo Woo Company

Bing Chen

Co-founder & Chairman
Gold House

Monica Kang

Monica Kang

Founder & CEO
InnovatorsBox

Rudy Pamintuan

Rudy Pamintuan

Managing Director
Sherman Worldwide

Kat Coffin

Kat Coffin

Founder
Slake

Jeff Lee

Jeff Lee

Chief Product Officer
DI-Con Fiberoptics / Felix

Narni Yoder

Co-Founder & Partner
Simple Labs

Mark Ocampo

Co-Founder & Managing Director
Auro Chocolate

Courtney Pong

Owner & General Manager
CSz Boston

Ben Tao

Ben Tao

Founder & Manager
Pratico Goods

Frances Luong

Frances Luong

Co-Founder
Re:verb

Kevin Felix Chan

Co-Founder
Best Delegate

Cassandra Lam

Cassandra Lam

Co-Founder & CEO
The Cosmos

David Namkung

David Namkung

Co-Founder
Kinzie Capital Partners

Karen Mok

Co-Founder & COO
The Cosmos

Dale Ting

Dale Ting

Founder & President
Bucko Brands

Class Webinars calendar

*Speakers and Presentations are subject to change. All times are in est*

DREAMERS

HUSTLERS

BUILDERS

WOMEN'S INITIATIVE

Sample of webinar Class

waitlist Application Form

 

The registration for Level Up 2020 has CLOSED. You can still send an application to be in our waitlist. We will contact you if any spots open. 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors & Supporters

Kinzie Capital Partners
Nom Nom Paleo
PraticoGoods
Nguyen coffee supply
7leaves
InnovatorsBox Logo
Jon Cotay Logo
ACE NextGen