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BUILDERS CLASS SCHEDULE

UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR

Date: Tuesday, October 20, 8 P.M. EST
Topic: Marketing Under A Mask: Building Business With New Collaborative Action Models, Tactics & Solutions
Speaker: Billy Dec
Company: Founder, COACT Agency

Billy Dec is a 2 time Emmy Award Winning TV Personality, Actor, Attorney, Restaurateur, and owner of celebrated hospitality and entertainment venues like Sunda New Asian and The Underground Nightclub. In addition to being CEO/Founder of Rockit Ranch, a hospitality management company, Dec launched a new cutting edge marketing agency called COACT, and an HR firm called HR Pro, both built on leveraging growing communities of top independent talent in their respective industries. Dec can regularly be seen on NBC’s TODAY Show, acting in films and on TV shows like Criminal Minds and Empire, hosting his own podcast “The Meal of Your Life!” and is hosting/producing a new documentary for PBS he recently shot in his mother’s native island of the Philippines.

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Thursday, October 29, 8 P.M. EST: Builders Networking Event 

Meet new entrepreneurs, make new friends, hear inspiring origin stories, challenges and wins as you network with fellow builders in various industries. This networking session will be facilitated to bring about engagement and connections within the builders class.

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 8 P.M. EST
Topic: How to Scale Your Business Using the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)
Speaker: Kevin Felix Chan
Company: Co-Founder, Best Delegate

Kevin Felix Chan (KFC) is the Co-Founder and CEO of Best Delegate, an education company that provides Model United Nations programs worldwide. He has taught in 20 countries, organized a dozen conferences at the United Nations headquarters, and introduced UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Kevin served as the Chair for the Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) Accelerator where he oversaw the growth of 40 companies. He sits on the Board of EO Los Angeles and ACE NextGen.

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Monday, November  30, 8 P.M. EST: Builders Networking Event 

Meet new entrepreneurs, make new friends, hear inspiring origin stories, challenges and wins as you network with fellow builders in various industries. This networking session will be facilitated to bring about engagement and connections within the builders class.

Date: Tuesday, December 15, 8 P.M. EST
Topic: 
Speaker: Ryan Chen
Company: Co-Founder, Neuro

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Thursday, December 17, 8 P.M. EST: Builders Networking Event 

Meet new entrepreneurs, make new friends, hear inspiring origin stories, challenges and wins as you network with fellow builders in various industries. This networking session will be facilitated to bring about engagement and connections within the builders class.

ACE NextGen

Thursday, January 28, 8 P.M. EST: Builders Networking Event 

Meet new entrepreneurs, make new friends, hear inspiring origin stories, challenges and wins as you network with fellow builders in various industries. This networking session will be facilitated to bring about engagement and connections within the builders class.

Date: Tuesday, February 16, 8 P.M. EST
Topic: Big Business Best Practices For Small Business
Speaker: David Namkung
Company: Co-Founder, Kinzie Capital Partners

David Namkung is the Founder and Managing Partner at Clarity Partners, LLC. Clarity is a Management, Technology and Trial Consulting firm headquartered in Chicago. At Clarity, he is responsible for day-to-day operations as well as business development and management of the service delivery organization. He has managed the growth of Clarity Partners since its inception in 2004 to its current state of over 140 employees and $24 million in annual revenue. The firm was honored on Inc. Magazine’s 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists of 5000 fastest growing private companies in America. Clarity is also on the 2016 Crain’s Chicago Business Fast Fifty, ranking as the 28th fastest growing company in Chicago.

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Thursday, February 25, 8 P.M. EST: Builders Networking Event 

Meet new entrepreneurs, make new friends, hear inspiring origin stories, challenges and wins as you network with fellow builders in various industries. This networking session will be facilitated to bring about engagement and connections within the builders class.

PAST EVENTS

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 8 p.m. EST
Keynote Speaker Event: Follow Your Gut
Speaker: Vanessa Dew, Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer, Health-Ade Kombucha 
Moderator: Anna Tsui, Founder, The Intuitive Business School

Vanessa Dew co-founded Health-Ade Kombucha in 2012 alongside her best friends and husband-and-wife team, Justin and Daina Trout. As Chief Sales Officer, Dew brings an invaluable knowledge of sales and marketing amassed from years spent at a major pharmaceutical company before leaving to help start Health-Ade Kombucha. Through her expertise in channel penetration and people management, Dew has led Health-Ade’s sales team to boost availability in key channels and markets, while cultivating the Health-Ade brand as a whole. The brand is now available in 30,000 stores including Whole Foods, Target and Trader Joes. Health-Ade has 300 employees.

Date: Monday, October 5, 7 P.M. EST
Topic: Pivoting and Resilience Building From COVID-19 
Speaker: Ha Nguyen
Company: Co-Founder, 7Leaves

Ha Nguyen was a full time attorney in 2010 when his brother Quang came up with the idea of 7 Leaves Cafe. The vision for 7 Leaves would be a tea shop focused on providing authentic but approachable Vietnamese teas with a culture committed to the team and to the customer. The culture stems from the 7 co-founders (hence the name) who are 4 brothers, 2 in-laws and one friend! From one shop in Los Angeles, 7 Leaves has now expanded to over 20 locations in the Bay Area as well as Nevada and Texas. Ha is the COO of 7 Leaves and comes up with his industry leading methodologies through extensive research on the best practices in the beverage industry.

Date: Wednesday, October 14, 4 P.M. EST
Topic: From Night Pharmacist to Cookbook Author
Speaker: Michelle Tam
Company: Co-Founder & CSO, Nom Nom Paleo

Michelle Tam is the co-creator of the Saveur Award winning food blog, Nom Nom Paleo. Together with her husband, Henry Fong, they’ve also produced a two-time Webby award winning cooking app, authored two New York Times bestselling cookbooks, and have been nominated for a James Beard Award.Dubbed “the Martha Stewart of Paleo” by The New York Times and CBS News, Michelle is the food nerd behind Nom Nom Paleo’s recipes and personality. She is also a chef ambassador for Whole Foods Market and has created an exclusive line of sauces and spice blends with them.Michelle has a degree in nutrition and food science from the University of California at Berkeley, and a doctorate in pharmacy from UCSF. For over a dozen years, she worked the graveyard shift at Stanford Hospital and Clinics as a night pharmacist before her side hustle became her main hustle.