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DREAMERS CLASS SCHEDULE

UPCOMING EVENTS CALENDAR

ACE NextGen

Thursday, October 15, 8 P.M. EST: Dreamers Networking Event

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

Date: Wednesday, November 4, 8 P.M. EST
Topic: How I Built My eCommerce Business
Speaker: Ben Tao
Company: Founder & Manager, Pratico Goods

Ben Tao is an entrepreneur who has been managing e-commerce businesses selling on Amazon, Walmart and Shopify for the past 5 years. In addition to e-commerce he has experience with affiliate marketing, app development, and blog/content development. Ben worked in corporate America for several years before making the jump to working for himself in 2013.

ACE NextGen

Thursday, November 12, 8 P.M. EST: Dreamers Networking Event

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

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 8 p.m. EST
Topic: Ways to Finance Your New Business
Speaker: Le Zhang, Founder & CEO, Squadle
Speaker: Dale Ting, Founder & President, Bucko Brands

Dale Ting is a lifestyle entrepreneur who believes in time, location, and financial freedom. His main business is RegalBeagle.biz, an e-commerce store that sells The Bucko Soap Scum Cleaner, cleaning accessories, and bamboo fiber boba straws. Prior to starting his businesses, he was in the corporate world as a product development engineer at the Procter and Gamble Company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dale grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, loves sports, and hopes to own a minor league baseball team someday. 

ACE NextGen

Thursday, December 3, 8 P.M. EST: Dreamers Networking Event

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

Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2021, 8 P.M. EST
Topic: Building A Digital Agency
Speaker: Frances Luong
Company: Co-Founder, Re:verb

Frances Luong is the CEO and Co-Founder of Re:verb – a digital lead generation firm for medical practices and professional services. She began her career as a director of marketing in the hospitality industry, leading the marketing launch of what is now a multimillion dollar concept, before starting Reverb in 2017 to refine and scale her customer generation methodology. 

Re:verb now generates leads at ticket values of up to six figures for its client roster under an AAPI female managed team. Frances particularly enjoys empowering the growth of AAPI women as team members and clients.

Outside of work, she contributes to the AAPI community as an ACE NextGen Houston board member and national volunteer. She is a Posse Scholar and Freeman Scholar. She resides in Houston, TX. 

ACE NextGen

Thursday, January 14, 2021, 8 P.M. EST: Dreamers Networking Event

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

Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021, 8 P.M. EST
Topic: Failing like a Pro: Lessons from Our Greatest Business Failures
Speaker: Anson Wu
Company: Founder & Chief Creative Officer, discoverGREY

Anson Wu is a successful entrepreneur with a proven track record in building engaging brands across industries. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, he first learned and practiced creative thinking as an architect. After graduation, Anson spent almost 10 years building a successful millennial marketing agency to help brands engage with younger consumers through digital media. Anson is a frequent speaker on the topic of digital marketing and entrepreneurship and he lives in the greater Chicagoland area.

ACE NextGen

Thursday, February 11, 2021, 8 P.M. EST: Dreamers Networking Event

Meet new entrepreneurs, make new friends, hear inspiring origin stories, challenges and wins as you network with fellow dreamers in various industries. This networking session will be facilitated to bring about engagement and connections within the dreamers 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: Thursday, October 1, 5 P.M. EST
Topic: How to Build a Business from Scratch

Speaker: Tina Wong Zysk
Company: Founder & Creative Director, Grace + Ivory

Tina Zysk is the founder and Creative Director at Grace + Ivory, a modern, curated brand of customizable, made-to-measure wedding dresses. After seven years working in foreign aid and business development in DC, she took the leap to fulfill her passion for business done better and launched her social enterprise in 2017. She lived in China for four years, which is where she got to develop relationships with the talented women who would become the dressmakers for Grace + Ivory. Tina believes that social enterprise is the future of good business and is the way forward to address global development issues, so a portion of each dress purchased supports women’s programs around the world. 

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 8 P.M. EST
Topic: Rapid Prototyping – The Fastest Path to an MVP
Speaker: Olivia Wong
Company: Speaker & Lecturer, Prototype Thinking Labs

Olivia Wong is an innovation expert who has taught thousands of organizations how to prototype, test, and iterate at lighting speed. Her company, Prototype Thinking Labs, trains companies to create new offerings that will viscerally captivate customers with data-driven confidence, at the same time reducing months or years from development. Using a breakthrough method born at Google X, Olivia inspires teams to break past dogma, shortcut debate and dive straight into the heart of innovation: experimentation and rapid learning. Drawing from case studies from Google X and the best innovation labs in the world, she can show your organization how to solve moonshot problems 10x faster.

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.