Cover Image for NY #TechWeek Immigrant Founders & Funders Breakfast
Cover Image for NY #TechWeek Immigrant Founders & Funders Breakfast

NY #TechWeek Immigrant Founders & Funders Breakfast

Hosted by Jie Li & 3 others
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New York, New York
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Join us at the Immigrant Founders & Funders Breakfast taking place on June 5! As the Hamilton Musical famously sang, "Immigrants, we get the job done" 💪

We will also hear from John Shen on his decorated immigrant entrepreneurial journey.

🎤 John Shen moved to the US in 1993 and earned his degrees from Peking University and Duke University. He founded American Lending Center (ALC), transforming it into one of the most successful nonbank small business lending institutions. John has also established three other companies: Sunstone Management, Sunstone Trust Company, and Partake Collective. His companies have received numerous awards, including Inc. 5000’s "Fastest Growing Private Companies" and Financial Times’ "The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies." 

📕 Here is more about John's full journey as an immigrant entrepreneur. There will also be a book giveaway and signing!

Come meet fellow dreamers 💭 Perhaps it'll be the start to your new adventure 🚀

P.S. ​Exact address to be updated closer to date!


👋 ​Lair East Labs is a startup accelerator based in New York that empowers founders to expand internationally. Each year, 10 startups join our 4-month onsite accelerator and receive investments of up to $150K. The program combines learning from top alumni founders and access to a network of mentors and investors with extensive experience navigating the Asian markets.

​We are grateful for the support of:

🙏 InvestHK is a government agency tasked with strengthening Hong Kong's status as the leading international business location in Asia. InvestHK's New York team works with U.S. based companies, including startups, that wish to set up an office – or expand their existing business – in Hong Kong. Our services include providing information about the startup ecosystem in Hong Kong, connecting people to the startup community, hosting startup events and helping to foster a positive environment for startups to thrive.

🙏 American Lending Center, LLC is a private non-bank lender headquartered in southern California, and a nationally recognized leader in commercial lending, providing capital to small businesses nationwide. We believe that the success of the small business community is built on access to fast, flexible credit.

🙏 Arcjet helps developers protect their apps in just a few lines of code. It allows developers to build security in from the beginning rather than bolting it on later and wasting time refactoring. This includes features like rate limiting, bot detection, signup form spam protection and attack detection. Check out to see it in action.

🙏 ASCENDING is an AWS Certified Advanced Consulting Partner. ASCENDING provides AI and Cloud computing consulting service to SMB and startups.

This event is a part of #TechWeek - a week of events hosted by VCs and startups to bring together the tech ecosystem.

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New York, New York