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Member of the Month: Jocelyn Liang

Member of the Month: Jocelyn Liang Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. I'm an LA native and spent the first 24 years of my life in Southern California before moving to the Big Apple NYE of 2015. After dabbling briefly in retail finance as my first job, I quickly switched gears and entered the world of marketing agencies. When I'm not project managing my way through work, I'm constantly planning my next trip and researching travel deals. I'm hoping to pay another visit to Europe this year, (London or Paris)...

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Startups, Tech, Careers: Interviewing the Founder of The Hatchery

Startups, Tech, Careers: Interviewing the Founder of The Hatchery

Ten years ago, Taiwanese American Yao Huang founded The Hatchery, a New-York based startup incubator, with the mission of fostering an environment in which innovation can thrive. Today, her firm partners with brands like Microsoft and Amazon to incubate innovative, early-stage companies.  We sat down for a cup of coffee with her for this month's TAP-NY Spotlight! Huang was named by Forbes as 1 of 11 women at the center of New York’s digital scene, and by Beta Beat as one of 25 Women Driving New York’s Tech Scene. She also traveled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Indonesia as...

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Member of the Month: William Lin

Member of the Month: William Lin Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies, etc. I was born in Saudi Arabia then lived in Taiwan before coming to the United States. My fascination with detective novels/economic sleuthing took me into financial advisory work before I made the switch to mergers & acquisition related work. In other words, my career experience has ranged from checking under the skirts of companies to helping companies get married. I am a thrill seeker with adventurer with a passion for culture/travel...

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The Tang’s Founder Talks Noodles, Authenticity, and Home

The Tang’s Founder Talks Noodles, Authenticity, and Home

For our inaugural entry of TAP-NY's Spotlight series, we caught up with Eric Sze, founder of newly-opened contemporary Chinese noodle bar The Tang, and peppered him with questions over noodles and some cans of Apple Sidra.   Can you introduce yourself? Names Eric Sze, born and raised in Taipei. Went to Taipei American School (TAS) from 5th grade all the way to graduating high school. Too Taiwanese to be ABC, too American to be Taiwanese. What’s your favorite memory from your childhood? I'm sure most Taiwanese people can attest, most favorable memories relate to food. Mine is having a big...

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Introducing Spotlight by TAP-NY!

Introducing Spotlight by TAP-NY!

TAP-NY is a 100% volunteer-run non-profit organization that exists to foster the Taiwanese American community within the NYC area. Spotlight is a publication by TAP-NY dedicated to raising Taiwanese American awareness, both within the community and across community borders. Our first article series is Spotlights, where we will be conducting deep dive interviews with prominent community members across a variety of distinctions.  Our second series is Stories, where we will publish the unique community-influenced memories of our members. Know someone you think we should interview?  Send tips...

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Member of the Month: Simon Li

1. Tell us about yourself! It can be about anything – where you grew up, your professional background, your hobbies. I grew up in Kansas City and actually went to high school with TAP board member Jessica Yeung, where we were basically the only Asians in our school. At a young age, I became interested in tech startups, so I went to UPenn for college hoping to learn how to start a business, but instead got caught up in the finance crowd. After working in finance for a couple years in NYC, I got an opportunity to join a big data startup in the city, and after learning everything I could...

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