Meet Sukone Hong, a 17-year-old CEO from South Korea who runs two businesses and has made over $1 million in sales from his fashion brand this year.
His brand: According to a CNBC Make It profile, Hong, who had a hard time fitting in at his school due to bullying, started his first venture reselling brand name clothes on Naver, a popular search engine in South Korea, on a $150 budget.
Glamnetic founder creates multimillion-dollar lash company for ‘more Asian female representation, empowerment’
The founder behind Glamnetic has opened up about how being bullied, changing her birth name to fit in, and dealing with the lack of Asian representation in the beauty industry led her to create a multimillion-dollar lash company.
Ann McFerran, 28, told Forbes that she “always felt self-conscious about her thin lashes” and often wondered why her eyes didn’t look like the “big blue eyes” of her Barbie dolls.
Kwik Learning CEO Jim Kwik has graced the cover of Entrepreneur magazine for its June 2021 issue, which hit newsstands on May 18.
Kwik starter: In the cover story, the “brain” coach and mental health advocate recalled how he found inspiration to improve his learning habits despite early challenges.
A Filipino American entrepreneur has accused Pepsi of forcing her company to change its name and plagiarizing their product while claiming to support women-led small businesses.
To add to the insult, Celeste Perez, who co-founded Droplet, said a Pepsi employee bought their drink before the beverage giant launched a similar version right on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
Shirley Young, a prominent Chinese American business leader, has died at the age of 85.
Diagnosed with breast cancer, Young passed away at a hospital in Manhattan on Saturday night, according to family members.
Chinese Immigrant Who Came to the U.S. With Just $100 Donates MILLIONS of PPE for Front Line Workers
A McDonald’s store owner in Vacaville, California has reportedly donated millions of personal protective equipment (PPE) to health workers fighting COVID-19 within and beyond the Bay Area.
CC Yin, 83, owns 30 McDonald’s branches in Northern California, more than half of which are located in Solano County.
There are things inherent to the immigrant experience that equips people with the mindset and skillsets necessary to create impactful businesses.
According to Forbes, studies show “that 55%, or 50 of 91, of the country’s $1 billion startup companies had at least one immigrant founder.”
Vietnamese American serial entrepreneur Truong Thanh Thuy, also known as Thuy Muoi, passed away on Jan. 24 in Los Angeles after more than three years of fighting lung cancer. She was 35.
Thuy Muoi, who had contributed to NextShark, was known as Vietnam’s “Queen of Startups.” She founded the Salt Cancer Initiative (SCI), a nonprofit organization that provides information, education and emotional support for cancer patients in the Southeast Asian country.
Most students in secondary school are still figuring out what they want to do in life, but not Nur Iman Safiyah Mohammed Shahree, who is believed to be the youngest entrepreneur in all of Malaysia.
Nur Iman, a Form 2 student at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Subang Bestari school and proud owner of her own “tudung bawal” line called Baluna Bawal, began her journey when she was 11, according to Harian Metro as translated by New Straits Times.
What is it like being an Asian American entrepreneur? Before the age of 30, I started a company, played soccer for my university, met my wife, had two children, sold my company to Snapchat for $54 million, left all my belongings to start a travel show on YouTube and visited over 50 countries with my family.
Being Asian American wasn’t my weakness, it was my super power.
Tokens left from failed relationships are usually kept hidden, thrown away, or even burned as they often remind brokenhearted people of experiences they would rather forget; in Vietnam, however, such sentimental relics are put on display in the “Old Flames market”, where they can be purchased by interested customers.
Located in the capital city of Hanoi, the one-of-a-kind bazaar brimming with painful memories and emotional baggage is the brainchild of young entrepreneur Dinh Thang. He opened the market in February and it has grown significantly more popular with the help of social media.
Zetian Zhang, also known as “Milk Tea Sister”, was named China’s youngest female billionaire in May by New Fortune magazine at the age of 24.
Zhang married Richard Liu Qiangdong, founder and CEO of Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, back in 2015, and has helped drive company growth by actively promoting its fashion and luxury portfolios.