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GAACC September Small Business Master Class

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (3:30 PM - 8:00 PM) (CDT)


Learn from the experts. Connect with your small business community. Advance your business. 

With a mission to serve local and support the AAPI small and medium business community in Central Texas, the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce Master Class series combines our minority business certification program with panel sessions featuring industry experts who offer critical advice and knowledge on business development in a casual question-and-answer format.

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Programming Notes:

The Make It Center will provide tours of their fantastic facilities at the end of the Master Class. You can register to participate in a tour during the event.

There will be raffles and plenty of opportunity for networking - bring your business cards!

Arrival and Parking:
  • Please park in the ACC Highland South Parking Garage (enter and exit from the entrance on Wilhelmina Delco Dr.) at 6018 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. (Click for map). There is no fee to park in this garage.
  • From the garage entrance, follow the Blue arrow depicted on the ACC Building 2000 Entrance Map to the 2nd Floor Public Entrance (indicated by the yellow star). Also see: 2nd Floor Public Entrance Photo 1 and Photo 2
  • From the 2nd Floor Entrance, proceed to the stairs leading to the 1st Floor and Master Class Event Space. See ACC 2nd Floor Map

Is your company taking advantage of all opportunities? By becoming certified as a small and minority-owned vendor, your company can gain priority access to procurement contracts with organizations and entities committed to supporting historically disadvantaged businesses. Join us and learn how.

Session 1: Minority Business Certification Panelists


J. Jorge Anchondo
Project Consultant

UT Austin - RTP for HUBs


Shannon Brunner
HUB Coordinator

Flintco Construction, LLC

Dinita Caldwell
Executive Director

Austin ISD Historically Underutilized Business Program Department

Indria Hollingsworth
Senior Regional Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager - South-Central Region

JE Dunn Construction

Shawn Willett
Deputy Procurement Officer

City of Austin - Financial Services Department

Larry D. Williams
HUB Community Liaison

Travis County Purchasing Office

Wen Zhang (moderator)
Founder & CEO

INNW Institute

This event is free and open to the public.


Does the world know your company exists? Are your target audiences ready to buy? Whatever your product or service may be, thoughtful marketing is directly tied to your company's success in sales. But how to navigate the thousands of choices you face in building a robust, authentic, and action-oriented presence with your target market? Our expert panel will show you. 

Session 2: Marketing & Sales Panelists


Kristine Bryant
Founder & CEO

Gladiator Consulting


Carolyn Cummins

Santosha Solutions


Ramin Jahedi

Black Ops Agency


Daniel Lee
Marketing Manager

Tso Chinese Takeout & Delivery


Juliana Weiss-Roessler

WR Digital Marketing


Wen Zhang (moderator)
Founder & CEO

INNW Institute

This event is free and open to the public.


NOTE: Anyone registering for this event who is not a current GAACC member will receive a complimentary Associate-level membership to the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce. By registering, you agree to receive email communications from the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to our sponsors, this event is free of charge. Your registration information may be shared with GAACC Master Class partners.


3:30-4:00 pm: Registration + Networking

4:00-5:00 pm: Session 1: Small & Minority Business Certification Panel / Q&A

5:00-5:30 pm: Intermission for Networking/Food & Beverage

5:30 pm-7:00 pm: Session 2: Small Business Marketing & Sales Panel / Q&A

7:00 pm-8:00 pm: Technical Support Partners + Networking

Beverage Sponsors

Happy Lemon at The Linc


Supporting Sponsors

Precision Financial Insights

Interested in becoming a GAACC Master Class sponsor?
Download the sponsorship information pamphlet.


GAACC Corporate Sponsors & Partners

The generous support of these sponsors and partners allows GAACC to continue delivering programs to members and to the public with the mission of Serving Local while Thinking Global, and to support our members through advocacy, education, and connections.


Austin Community College District
6018 Wilhelmina Delco Dr.
Austin, TX 78752 United States

Please park in the ACC Highland South Parking Garage at 6018 Wilhelmina Delco Dr. (There is no fee to park in this garage) Then make your way to Highland Campus, Building 2000, 1st Floor, Presentation Hall.

Event Contact
Albert Tinay
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Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (3:30 PM - 8:00 PM) (CDT)

This Master Class will be presented in two sessions. Session 1: Minority Business Certification begins at 3:30 pm. Session 2: Sales and Marketing begins at 5:30 pm.

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