Networking, funding, and educational opportunities are invaluable when it comes to getting your business off the ground or taking it to the next level. We’ve gathered some resources for AAPI business owners that may be helpful in your entrepreneurial efforts.
This blog was last updated in May 2022.
ACE NextGen is a membership organization that serves to uplift AAPI entrepreneurs by fostering relationships and educational opportunities. Membership costs $150 per year and grants you access to exclusive events, Facebook groups, suppliers, and more. They also have a free membership that grants you access to news and updates from ACE NextGen.
National ACE provides educational, financial and general support resources to AAPI business owners. You can sign up for their email list to receive notifications about grants for AAPI-owned businesses.
The Asian Women Giving Circle is a volunteer group based out of New York City that provides funding to projects led by Asian American women artists and community groups. Their grant cycle is currently closed but will re-open when they have funding available.
Join SCORE on Thursday, May 19th at 1:00 EDT to learn about: five benefits to starting your own business, available loan programs – and how to apply to them, and the importance of retaining a business owner. We have reached out to event coordinators to confirm if this event is captioned.
Join the SBA on Thursday, May 26th at 1:00 EDT to celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month. This event will focus on the importance of financial wellness, creating generational wealth, and increasing equity and access to support AANHPI-owned businesses. SBA events are captioned, and you may request additional accommodations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Accommodation Request” at least four days before the event.
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