Join Goldman Sachs for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!


Join us for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!

DATE: Monday May 23, 2016
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM EST
LOCATION: 200 West Street | New York, NY

We are proud to celebrate Asian Pacific Heritage Month at Goldman Sachs!


Please join us for an exclusive evening with senior professionals from our firmwide Asian Professionals Network as they share their growing impact within the firm and beyond. This event will feature a fireside chat with divisional senior leadership discussing various topics from the businesses they support to diversity at the firm.  The fireside chat will be followed by a networking reception with Goldman Sachs professionals at our headquarters.


Please note Goldman Sachs will not provide travel and hotel accommodations.


To RSVP for this event, please contact  Space is limited so please RSVP at your earliest convenience to secure your registration.

Introducing our first Real Estate Series Event – April 28th

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Real Estate Series

A Practical Guide to Buying an Apartment in NYC

Thursday, April 28, 2016 @ 6:30pm – 9:30pm


  1166 Ave of the Americas, 35th Floor

New York, NY 10036

National Association of Asian American Professionals, New York (NAAAP-NY)

pleased to partner with Cooper & Cooper Real Estate and Mercer Racial and Ethnic

Diversity Business Resource Group, to kick off our first Real Estate Seminar Series.

Whether you’re looking to buy your first home or thinking of investing in a second

property/vacation home, this insightful seminar provides all the ins-and-outs of the purchase

process while considering current market conditions.

Topics include:

Condo vs. Co-Op

Market Overview

Financial Analysis

The Sales Timeline

The Buy-Side Team

Valuation and More!

After the informational session, attendees will have an opportunity to engage our speakers to

ask more detailed questions as well as network with other like-minded professionals.

Bring a friend and join us for a special edition and the first of many real estate talks to come,

primarily focusing on buying, renting and selling properties. Our featured speakers include:

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NAAAP Member: Early Bird – Free

Non-Member: Early Bird – $15

(early bird ends 4/20 at 11:59PM)

NAAAP Member: Regular – $10

Non-Member: Regular – $25


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You don’t want to miss this exciting event!

Talk Tuesday: Tech/Start-ups/Venture Capital edition

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Talk Tuesday: Tech/Start-ups/Venture Capital edition
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 @ 6:45 – 9:45 pm
Wells Fargo Learning Center
Madison Conference Room
  150 E 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017
NAAAP-NY is pleased to partner with Asian Connection, Wells Fargo’s Asian American affinity group, to bring to you our next Talk Tuesday event.

Talk Tuesday is professional development series that connect top local executives from various industries in a fireside chat to share best practices, advice and experiences. After the panel discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to network with panelists in an intimate setting.

Join us for a special edition of Talk Tuesday (Tech/Startup/Venture Capital)where we bring 4 startup CEOs, 1 venture capitalist and a Miss Asian America to moderate this soon to be sold out event. You would not want to miss this.
Beer/Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Early bird price: Members – $15
Early bird price: Non-members – $25
(early bird ends on Monday, 3/21
Regular price: Members – $20
Regular price: Non-members – $30

 Stephanie Lin is proud to represent Women in STEM as Miss Asian America 2015-16. She is currently also acting spokesperson for the Tainan Earthquake Relief Fund, and Host and Producer of Sandbox, a YouTube series that profiles entrepreneurs and founders. Prior to her stint as Director of Marketing at 500 Startups, Stephanie managed branding, vendor and licensor relationships for top-

grossing games at Kabam. Prior to gaming, Stephanie was a news producer for NBC 4 and, and also held positions at Saturday Night Live, the TODAY Show and CNBC’s Fast Money. She began her career as a production and administrative assistant to Diane Sawyer and the ABC 20/20 team.



Bob Wu, CEO and Co-founder of Teleport and Venture Partner with Social Starts. Bob is currently the CEO and co-founder of Teleport, one of the first companies built on Uber’s API. He is also a Venture Partner with Social Starts and was previously the Lead Partner. Social Starts is a seed stage VC fund that invests in companies like Mashable, Boxed, Greenhouse, Elite Daily, SimpleReach, and Grovo. Before that he worked at Ziff Brothers Investments in a variety of roles across different groups including Family Office, Private Markets & Strategy, and Executive. Prior to that he worked as an investment banker in Shanghai, China structuring pre-IPO technology companies. Bob is the co-founder and former President of Taiwanese American Professionals – New York (TAP-NY) and also the former President of Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL). He has also held non-profit board positions with Amigos de las Americas – NY Chapter as well as Council of Urban Professionals (CUP). In his free time he teaches financial literacy to high school students through Junior Achievement (JA). He holds a BA in International Relations (Global Business) from the University of Southern California.

Neal Shenoy, CEO & Co-Founder, Speakaboos and Founding Partner, [212]MEDIA. Neal is CEO & Co-Founder of Speakaboos, an award-winning mobile education platform that motivates young children from PreK – 3rd grade to read. Neal is responsible for assembling team with deep industry expertise across organizations such as Nickelodeon, PBS Kids, Scholastic, Barnes & Noble, Hasbro, Pepsi and Mattel. Neal is also a Co-Founder of Saavn, the largest digital service for South Asian music in the world, whose investors include Tiger Global, Bertelsmann and Liberty Media. Saavn was recently chosen by Forbes as one of the most promising U.S. companies. Saavn has the broadest music catalog in the industry across 900+ record labels and 28 languages, reaches over 20MM consumers on web, mobile and social platforms and is built on proprietary technology for search, play, recommendation and personalization. Neal is a Founding Partner at [212]MEDIA which builds consumer media ventures in fragmented markets alongside major media companies. In addition to Saavn, Neal co-founded each of the [212]MEDIA portfolio companies. [212]MEDIA and its ventures have been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, NY Times, TIME, Variety, MSNBC and CNN for their innovative approach to building industry-leading ventures.

Sally Wang, CEO and co-founder of DocFlight. Sally (Yuanheng) Wang is a health tech entrepreneur and multidisciplinary IP & Regulatory lawyer, with an interdisciplinary career in healthcare that spans law, policy, business, science & technology. She is the CEO & Co-founder of DocFlight, an international telemedicine startup connecting Chinese patients with top US doctors. DocFlight is incubated at top the NY incubator, ERA, in a class of 11 companies selected from over 1000 companies. DocFlight is a partner of Microsoft, IBM, and Mt. Sinai Hospital, and various Chinese hospitals and healthcare institutions, and received high praises from many tech leaders, including former head of Google China, Kai-fu Lee, and YCombinator founder, Jessica Livington. Previously, she was Chief Strategy Officer, EVP of IP & Regulatory at a mobile health startup, valued at $100 million. She clerked for a Southern District of New York judge, practiced at a premier IP boutique, worked on healthcare issues of national importance at the US Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee and the US Food and Drug Administration. Sally began her career as a business management consultant for the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Sally received a joint JD/MPH from Harvard Law School/Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and A.B. in Biology, magna cum laude, from Harvard College.

Richard Liang, CEO and founder of Preo. Preo founder and CEO Richard Liang is a native New Yorker who was raised in Brooklyn and started developing businesses at age 14. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School, Richard studied mathematics and finance at the University of Michigan. After graduation, he landed a position at an investment banking firm before moving to investing with a private equity firm. The world of banking and finance offered security but little inspiration, prompting Richard to attend Columbia Business School. It was here that he developed his passion for businesses, and it was at an innovation event that he was inspired to develop Preo.

Shawn Cheng, Principal at Vayner/RSE, Venture Capital. Shawn Cheng is a Principal at Vayner/RSE, Gary Vaynerchuk’s venture capital firm. Vayner’s focuses early stage investments for startups in need of strategic guidance in marketing and storytelling. Prior to joining he worked in Digital Strategy, Digital Advertising, Social Media and Search at BBDO, Razorfish and VaynerMedia for 10 years. He has also been working with startups for over 5 years and helped to build dozens of brands such as, Mondelez, GE, Starwood Hotels and Victoria’s Secret. Originally from California, he now lives in Brooklyn and is currently interested in virtual reality, esports and silver tech.

02/24/2016 Lunar New Year Celebration



with JPMorganChase, Morgan Stanley & Verizon

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 @ 6:30 – 10:00pm
Jing Fong Restaurant
20 Elizabeth St. New York, NY 10013

We have confirmed 400 attendees.
Only a week left to join the fun!
Hurry up and get your early bird tickets, which end on Wednesday, February 17, 11:59PM!

In celebration of the Lunar New Year and the Year of the Monkey, NAAAP-NY is excited to host an evening of cultural celebrations, festivities and networking with the Asian-American affinity groups of JPMorganChase, Morgan Stanley, andVerizon! We are expecting a huge turnout, so be there to take part in this fabulous evening of food and fun!

Highlights of the evening include:

  • 9 course dinner banquet
  • Lion dance, ribbon dancers, networking games, a private DJ and much more!
  • Panel consists of executives from JPMorganChase, Morgan Stanley and Verizon (stay tuned for bios)
  • Network with executives and like-mind professionals from various industries
  • 500+ attendees
  • Cash bar

Early bird price: Members – $40

Early bird price: Non-members – $50 (early bird ends on Wednesday, 2/17)


Regular price: Members – $45

Regular price: Non-members – $55


*Become a NAAAP-NY Member today!
Only $25 for early sign-ups.
Get $10 off with code: NAAAPLNY2016 (Reg. $35). Sign up here



We expect a sold out event, so hurry and get your ticket before it’s gone!

We look forward to ringing in the Year of the Monkey with the NAAAP community!

To view photos from our 2015 Lunar New Year Celebration, click here.


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Join Us For an Invitation-Only Panel Discussion That Will Explore the Next-Generation of Finance in New York

Discover how start-ups are transforming Wall Street…

Learn how technology and innovation are impacting your job…

And hear from several Fin-Tech entrepreneurs & investors that are shaping the future of finance right now.



Tuesday, October 6
at 6:30pm – 9:30pm

WeWork SoHo West

175 Varick St, New York, New York 10014

For Tickets:

07/14/2015: WineO 101 Social Event with NAAAP by WineO Club

An informal, fun way to learn about wine with your fellow members.  A great way to network, socialize, get to know each other in a fun and interactive way.  Who doesn’t want to learn more about wine?  Have you ever wondered what wine to choose at the store or restaurant?  Have you wanted to learn more about wine in general? Would you like to know how to pair wines with food?
Impress your boss/co-workers at your next after hours meeting/social with the wine knowledge you acquire from this event.  Also, get tips on how to conduct oneself after hours in a corporate setting.



Tuesday, July 14th, 7-9pm



Hudson Malone Upstairs – 218 East 53rd St.


NAAAP-NY Members Ticket – $30
General Admission Ticket – $65

To purchase tickets, go to:

Each ticket includes:

  • Taste and enjoy 4-6 different wines
  • Learn how to taste like a sommelier
  • Blind tasting
  • Cheese pairings
  • Charcuterie
  • Bread

06/17/2015: NAAAP-NY & Bank of America Present “Becoming Money Smart: Know Your Financial Resources”


Join NAAAP-NY and Bank of America for an intimate evening of learning.

Hear from the Bank of America experts on topics such as college financial resources, small business banking, retirement planning and more!
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 @ 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Rooftop of the Wyndham Garden Chinatown

93 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
RSVP here

06/23/2015: TALK TUESDAY: Legal Industry (featuring AABANY, SABANY, KALAGNY, and AALDEF)


NAAAP-NY’s signature event, Talk Tuesday, returns this month with a focus on the legal industry and we are delighted to welcome the following four Asian legal associations!

  • Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)
  • Korean American Lawyers Association of Greater New York (KALAGNY)
  • South Asian Bar Association of New York (SABANY)
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)

This is a great opportunity for members to participate in a “fireside chat” with leading mentors and management in the featured industry.

Our “Legal Industry” Talk Tuesday will be on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  Panelists for the evening are:

  • Will Wang, panelist rep from AABANY
  • Song Kim, panelist rep from AALDEF
  • Rippi Gill, panelist rep from SABANY
  • Bridgette Ahn, panelist rep from KALAGNY

Light appetizers will be served, cash bar.

RSVP here
NAAAPNY Members: See Member email for discount code
Non-Members: $20

Cherry Blossom APIA Heritage Cocktail Reception

3/19 – Lunar New Year Celebration with JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs

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This year, NAAAP-NY rings in the year of the sheep with the Asian American professionals of Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and JP Morgan.

Expect terrific networking opportunities, joyous festivities, and cultural performances. Get your tickets ASAP – this is one of our most popular events of the year and guaranteed to be a sell out!

Each ticket includes three drink tickets and passed appetizers.

NAAAP-NY Annual Paid Member Ticket – $50 (early bird, ends Mar 11), $55 (regular price)
(check your email for Member link)

General Admission Ticket – $65 (early bird, ends Mar 11), $70 (regular price)

Become a NAAAP-NY Annual Member: