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Re:Launching America’s Small Businesses

Learn how to quickly prototype and rapid-test new offerings like a digital product with Olivia Wong of Prototype Thinking Labs. Learn how to make boba from the Boba King himself, Andrew Chau of Boba Guys. Speak directly to Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer about the economic implications of COVID-19. 

These are just a few value-packed segments we have lined up for you on ACE Nextgen’s RE:Launching, a day of community-building personal and professional growth. Make new connections and learn applicable skills to grow your business. Most of all, we’ll have fun as we rise together, stronger as an Asian American Entrepreneur community.

There will be opportunities to join the ACE Nextgen community on a donation basis throughout the day for continued relationship-building and personal/professional growth.


12:00PM-9:30 PM EASTERN

12:00pm-12:15pm EST

Welcome to Re:Launching

Ian So, Co-Founder of ACE NextGen 
Special message from Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang
Special message from United States Representative Grace Meng

12:15pm-1:00pm EST

Small Business Pivots

Lavanya Jawaharlal, STEM Center USA
Chewy Jang, LA Face Masks
Kevin Felix Chan, Model UN Institute
Thomas Nguyen, Peli Peli

1:00pm-1:30pm EST

Hate Is A Virus

Bryan Pham, Asian Hustle Network
Michelle Hanabusa, We Are Uprisers
Tammy Cho, Better Brave

1:30pm-2:00pm EST

Starting a Weekend Business

Vedika Jain, Weekend Fund

2:00pm-2:30pm EST

Resilient Entrepreneurs

Brian Park, SparkLabs and Startup Grind DC

2:30pm-3:00pm EST


Patrick Lee, Rotten Tomatoes

3:00pm-3:15pm EST

Practical Breathwork for Business

Andrea Maeng, In Business and Life

3:15pm-3:30pm EST

Building An Efficient Engineering Team For Your Startup

Jon Chen, FiscalNote

3:30pm-4:00pm EST

Rethinking Innovation

Monica Kang, Innovators Box

4:00pm-4:30pm EST

Rapid Prototyping a New Income Stream

Olivia Wong, Prototype Thinking Labs

4:30pm-5:00pm EST

The Story of 7Leaves

Ha Nguyen, 7 Leaves Cafe

5:00pm-5:20pm EST

McDonald's: Growing During a Recession / owner operator

Neel C, McDonalds
Stephanie Y, McDonalds

5:20pm-5:45pm EST

McDonald's: Growing During a Recession / marketing

Elizabeth Campbell, McDonalds

5:45pm-6:00pm Est

Becoming the Donut King and the Donut Princess

Mayly Tao, DK Donuts

6:00pm-6:30pm Est

Marketing Masterclass

Andrew Chau, Boba Guys

6:30pm-7:00pm Est

Boba-Making Class with Boba Guys

Andrew Chau, Boba Guys

7:00pm-7:30pm Est

California State Treasurer Fireside Chat

Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer 
Angie Chang, KCAL Insurance

7:30pm-8:00pm Est

Michael Tow: Balancing Entrepreneurship, Family and an Acting Career

Michael Tow, Actor, Lucky Grandma

8:00pm-8:30pm Est

Fireside Chat with Gold House Founder Bing Chen

Bing Chen, Gold House

8:30pm-8:50pm Est

What I Learned From Interviewing Asian American Change-Makers

Lucia Liu, Rock the Boat Podcast

8:50pm-9:00pm est

Alan Z: Black & Yellow Unity

Alan Z

9:00pm-9:20pm est

Nextshark Founder Fireside Chat

Benny Luo, Nextshark

9:20pm-9:30pm est

Jason Chu: "UHH OOOHH! (No Hate)"

Jason Chu

01. Re:Launching America's Small Businesses

Ian So on ACE NextGen
Lavanya Jawaharlal
Kevin Felix Chan on Traction in Crisis
Chewy Jang on pivoting to LA Face Masks

02. Redesigning Your Business

Monica Kang on Rethinking Creativity
Olivia Wong on Rapid Prototyping

03. Fighting Asian American Hate Crimes: “Hate is a Virus” Campaign

Monica Kang on Rethinking Creativity
Olivia Wong on Rapid Prototyping

04. Grace Meng (D-NY), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Alan Kim (D-NJ)

05. ??

Brian Park, SparkLabs, and Startup Grind DC

06. Chef's Hour and Cooking Demonstration

Willet Feng, Burger Chan
Deuki Hong, Sunday Bird
Thomas Nguyen, Peli Peli

07. Self-Care for Entrepreneurs

Andrea Maeng, Breathwork 
Thu, Yoga

08. How I Built This

Jaida Yang

09. Boba Guys Hour: Marketing & Boba-Making Class

Andrew Chau, Boba Guys

10. Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer

Andrew Chau, Boba Guys

11. The Business of Entertainment

Bing Chen, Gold House
Benny Luo, Nextshark 
Michael Tow

12. Closing Performances

Jason Chu
Alan Z
George Ko
Hollis Wong Wear

RSVP to Win Raffles

Registration includes a raffle ticket, and additional raffle tickets can be acquired through donations.

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Small Business Sponsors


Corporate sponsors


About the Organizer

ACE NextGen is the national non-profit dedicated to supporting AAPI millennial entrepreneurs through speakers, CEO peer groups, conferences, retreats, and advocacy on behalf of AAPI small businesses. We are part of National ACE, the Asian Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce and Entrepreneurship.


Registration is free! Attendees can choose to make a donation toward ACE NextGen, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, to organize ongoing speakers, programs, and resources to support Asian American Pacific Islander small business owners.

New Entrepreneur

1 Raffle Ticket

Startup Entrepreneur

5 Raffle Tickets
Listed under Small Business Sponsors
Tagged on social media group post

Established Entrepreneur

15 Raffle Tickets
Listed under Small Business Sponsors
Featured on social media stories

Serial Entrepreneur

35 Raffle Tickets
Listed under Small Business Sponsors
Featured on social media stories
Mentioned throughout the festival

Registration INCLUDES

Access to the Re:Launch Festival on May 30th

ACE NextGen membership for 2020 (Access to speakers and programs)

Raffle ticket(s) for prizes given out during the Re:Launch Festival

Sponsorship and social media exposure

Proceeds go to ACE Nextgen

Not the small businesses listed, indicate chapter when selecting membership

New Entrepreneur

1 Raffle Ticket

Startup Entrepreneur

2 Raffle Tickets
Listed under sponsors

Established Entrepreneur

5 Raffle Tickets
Shoutout in social stories

Seasoned Entrepreneur

10 Raffle Tickets
Dedicated social media post


Not the small businesses listed, indicate chapter when selecting membership

Small Business Sponsor

Featured spotlight post on social media
Listed on website

Philanthropist Sponsor

Featured spotlight post on social media and stories on FB/IG
Listed on website

Community Champion Sponsor

Featured spotlight post on social media and stories on FB/IG
Listed on website and newsletters

Organization Sponsor

Featured on all ACE NextGen content, newsletters, social media, and verbal acknowledgements at national events