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We Are ACE NextGen

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Our Story

ACE NextGen was founded to increase Asian presence in American leadership. Although Asians account for 5.6% of the total population in the U.S., less than 2% occupy leadership positions in politics, business, medicine, academia, and entrepreneurship.

ACE NextGen serves as a platform for young Asians to forge their own path towards advancement with the support of a like-minded community.

What began as a Boston organization in 2015 is now a national influence advancing the overall status of the Asian community in America.

Core Values

ACE NextGen connects, elevates, and gives back to the Asian American Pacific Islander entrepreneur community. We are the millennial branch of the  nonprofit Asian Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE).


We're always giving back


We learn from each other


We seek deep relationships


We help our wider community

Growth Mindset

We're actively leveling up


Hello and welcome to ACE NextGen! We’re so excited to have you join us. Entrepreneurship can be a lonely road, but it doesn’t need to be. ACE NextGen
was first founded in Boston to provide the AAPI millennial entrepreneur
community a place to share learnings and increase collaboration. We’ve now
grown our chapters and membership to Southern California, DC, New York City,
Houston, Chicago, and more. Our members share the same core values –
they’re generous, humble, authentic, community-oriented, and have a growth

On the podcast “How I Built This,” host Guy Raz asks every guest whether their
success is built on skill or luck. I’ve learned since joining ACE NextGen that
another factor weighs heavily on one’s success in business and life – that is,
having a trusted support network. ACE NextGen provides me with just that.

ACE NextGen’s Inner Circles Program introduced me to a group of
entrepreneurs whom I now talk to on a near-daily basis. Through my chats with
them, I feel seen, heard, and understood. We’re constantly swapping ideas and
experiences, and our deep dive conversations have generated so much of what
I’ve implemented within my own company.

I hope that through ACE NextGen you too will find a circle of peer advisors who
can help you on your entrepreneurial journey. And I look forward to the day we
can all get together again and meet in person.

Cheers! Welcome to ACE NextGen!
– Angie Chang, President

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