Written by CAPA-JRC reporters Eileen Luo, Doris Wang, Sophie Huang, and Emily Jia Throughout the month of August, the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) hosted a series of four Zoom-based trainings to help applicants succeed in their annual Asian-American Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) Contest. Founded in April of 2018, the ILF is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Asian Pacific American community. By organizing this contest, the ILF hop
Written by CAPA-JRC reporter Eileen Luo The last event, which took place on August 25, was a Q&A session where the host from Chinese American Parents Association of Montgomery County (CAPA MC) asked the speaker, Millie Liu, about her experiences as an entrepreneur. Liu is the founding partner of FirstStar, a venture capital (VC) firm, and a MIT startup company. After a brief introduction, the Q&A session veered towards entrepreneurship. “A lot of [entrepreneurship] is really
Written by CAPA-JRC reporter Emily Jia The third event, which took place on August 15, had Rachel Wang, Ivy Shi, Sophia Shiu, and Emily Wu, who are co-founders of Girls for Business (GFB), speak about key steps to building your business. Wang, the business’s founder, describes the business as a non-profit organization whose mission is “to empower middle and high school girls interested in business.” During the talk, the co-founders talked about how they believed there were fi
Written by CAPA-JRC reporter Sophie Huang The second event, which took place on August 11, had speaker Nina Wang, an entrepreneur, introduce to participants how to write a competent business plan to successfully help their businesses. Wang split her lecture into three sections: Business Formation, Business Management, and Financial Operations. In the Business Formation section, Wang mainly focused on problems that may happen when starting your company and how to solve them.
Written by CAPA-JRC reporter Doris Wang The first event, which took place on August 7, was held by speaker Terry Hsiao to teach participants more about business and becoming entrepreneurs. Hsiao, who currently teaches entrepreneurship at Marymount University, split his lecture into three sections: What I Have Learned, How to Be Successful, and Important Skill Sets. In his first section, Tsiao introduced different lessons he has learned through his experience in the business f
Written by CAPA-JRC reporters Daniel Li, Joy Jiang, Justin Jiang, and Hongjin Fang On Saturday, August 21, parents and students of Montgomery County traveled to Westfield Wheaton Mall to attend the annual MCPS Back-to-School Jam. In past years, the event had been known as the Back-to-School “Fair”, but the change of name has not dimmed the number or enthusiasm of attendees. After a year of absence due to the pandemic, this year’s Jam hosted several thousand attendees and feat