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SPARK Accel

Spark Accel

SPARK Accel is a personalized virtual accelerator designed to help Taiwanese American entrepreneurs grow as leaders and scale their businesses. Built by a team of experienced tech professionals across the U.S., the program will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to learn from successful TA founders and business leaders, join a supportive members-only network, and win up to $15,000, with no strings attached. The inaugural 4-week program will take place during weekday evenings between July 19th and August 13th and is 100% free. Applications are open until June 12th. Visit www.sparkaccel.com...

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Member of the Month: Merrick Tien

Member of the Month: Merrick Tien

For our May Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Merrick Tien! Read on to learn more about him. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. Hi TAP! I grew up in New York City, and have been a consultant, marketer and product manager, currently looking for jobs in streaming media or cleantech. Back in college, I sang in a world tour with a jazz a cappella group, and was also a member of some choruses. For my pandemic hobby, I'm dabbling in basic audio production, mostly as a way to sing indie rock,...

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Yun Hai Taiwanese Dried Fruits Kickstarter

Yun Hai Kickstarter

Yun Hai was founded in 2018 to bring small batch, Taiwanese food brands to the US and to raise awareness of Taiwanese culture. They started with handmade soy sauces and chili crisp, but are now bringing our favorite, Taiwanese-style dried fruits to the US!  Inspired by the recent pineapple ban, Yun Hai is working with small farmers and agricultural co-ops across Taiwan to help bring some of our most beloved fruits stateside. Launching with the classic Irwin Mango, Golden Diamond Pineapple, and Pearl Guava, these fruits are dried gently to preserve their aromatic flavor and chewy texture,...

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Member of the Month: Catherine Wei

Member of the Month: Catherine Wei

For our April Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Catherine Wei! Read on to learn more about her. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. Hi everyone, my name is Catherine! I moved to NYC after college and have enjoyed being a member of TAP-NY! My professional experience has revolved around marketing since I love that there’s both consumer-centric and data-driven aspects to the field. I currently work in media and tech, specifically focused on measuring advertising effectiveness. In my free...

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Coming Together Against AAPI Hate

Against AAPI Hate

We’re tired. We’re frustrated. We’re heartbroken. And we know that many of you are as well in light of the shootings in Atlanta this week and the ongoing attacks and hate against the Asian American community. At the outset of the pandemic, we wrote about coming together to support each other in a virtual environment. Since then, we’ve reiterated our stance against racism, shared resources, and encouraged you all to join in on the momentum to speak up and call for change to combat racism. A year later, we’re asking again for our community to come together. We know that this is an...

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TECO Taiwan Career Talk 2021

TECO Taiwan Career Talk 2021

Interested in working abroad? Join the Investment and Trade Office of Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the US for a virtual career event on Monday, March 29, 2021, at 8 PM to explore job opportunities abroad provided by Taiwanese enterprises. At the event, human resources representatives from ASUS, Acer, Realtek, Micron, and Taishin Financial Holdings will introduce job openings and share their insights of future recruitment trends. This event aims to bridge US talent with Taiwanese enterprises. DetailsDate: Monday, March 29, 2021Time: 8 PM – 10 PM EDTRegistration:...

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TAP-NY Deal Alert: AAIFF 2021 Submissions

AAIFF 2021 Submissions

The Asian American International Film Festival (AAIFF) is proudly known as “The First Home to Asian American Cinema.” Organized by Asian CineVision, it is the first and longest-running festival dedicated to showcasing the moving image work by media artists of Asian descent for and about the Asian diaspora experience. The 44th festival is accepting submissions in a range of categories, including music videos and digital/web. TAP-NY members get an exclusive discount for submissions with code '3aRpdni' (no quotes) when submitting through AAIFF's FilmFreeway. This year's...

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Member of the Month: Joey Lee

Joey Lee

For our March Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Joey Lee! Read on to learn more about him. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. Hello TAP friends!  My name is Joey. I'm a professor at Columbia University who designs and studies games for learning and social impact. I'm interested in using interactive media and experiential technologies like virtual reality and games as a way to teach various topics — or to raise awareness of problems in the world like climate change or...

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NATEA Women’s Summit 2021

NATEA Women's Summit 2021

Gender should not constrain a person’s goals. This year, to amplify women's voices and in support of the International Women’s Day’s 2021 initiative theme, #ChooseToChallenge, NATEA (North America Taiwanese Engineering & Science Association) is hosting a Women’s Summit over two days, March 5th and March 12th. Register for the free event here. Event Agenda: Day 1: Friday, March 5, 2021; 5:00 to 7:00pm PST Theme: Women in TechFemale leaders from top-notch technology firms will share how to change careers, land your dream jobs, and get a seat at the executive roundtable. Lineup: 5:00 -...

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Member of the Month: Jessica Chen

Jessica Chen MOTM

For our February Member of the Month, we interviewed superstar member Jessica Chen! Read on to learn more about her. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. Hi, I'm Jessica W. Chen, and I'm a producer, screenwriter, and actress based in Queens, NY. My work explores themes of identity, love, womanhood, and becoming an adult. I'm the founder of Lil Swimmers Productions, a Taiwan-based film production company, and Re-Casting the Movies (RCtM), a nonprofit that promotes diversity in casting and media...

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