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AACYF 30 under 30 list releases, Class of 2018

“AACYF 30 under 30” 2018 list was released by the All America Chinese Youth Federation, LAPOST, Chinese American Institute for Public Diplomacy in Los Angeles on March 19, 2018.

There are 7 categories this year, 31 recipients were selected from about 900 candidates. AACYF 30 under 30 is the only list selecting from Chinese American and Chinese students in the states, and it’s recognized as the most influential and credible selection for Chinese American start-ups. According to organizer: they are most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars for our Chinese communities’ future.

Social Entrepreneurs:

Vick Liu: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) student, Co-Founder of TravlerPack designed, manufactured, and tested TravlerPack—a quality, multi-purpose sleeping bag for refugees in extreme weather conditions.

Elvis Yihui Zhang: Founder @, a nanotechnology company developing environmental protection products.

Xingyu Wang: MA OF New York University, Graduate School of Art and Science, founder and CEO of Beyond the City, (a social enterprise that aims to narrow the gap between the city and countryside through education).

Kehan Dong: UCSC Junior student, founder of 「The Code of Love 」an international nonprofit organization that provides aid support for the education system in low-income regions. Founder of 「Inner Journeys, a boutique online travel agencies and lifestyle media platform, committed to the world’s most fascinating way of life and holiday experience.

Shao-Hua Wu: Co-Founder and CEO of n3xt con, a nonprofit organization focusing on connecting young professionals and entrepreneurs with mentors and sponsors.

Technology, Manufacture:

Tiantian Zhang: the Co-founder of Vigo Technologies, a Silicon Valley-based hardware company behind Vue, the world’s first pair of stylish smart glasses.

Yi Wang, founder of intelligent voice interaction technology and built up this 66-people is the robot’s brain,it has a humanized logic of thinking, can empower everything and bring people more intelligent life.

Bond Xin Zhao: founder of Shenzhen Shengyuan Tech Co., Ltd.(Linner), established in 2016, is a global industry leading noise-cancelling acoustics company.

Zhengyu Li, the chairman of the Cambrian Innova Tech LLC (CIT),

Betty Yimin Xie, Co-Founder of Wonder AI Research Institute, an industry-driven AI accelerator. Founder & Chairman of CMU Summit on US-China Innovation & Entrepreneurship Organization, a two-sided tech platform.

Finance, Investment:

Bill Tang: Co-Founder & Managing Director of ICONIZ, a Los Angeles and Beijing based blockchain startup accelerator that specializes in blockchain related companies.

Wilson Wei is the co-founder and CEO of Lino (, a blockchain technology company founded by a team of UC Berkeley, Stanford and Columbia alumni.

Yunzhou (Jimmy) Wu, Zhejiang University and UCSD MBA alumni, the founder and CEO of a peer-to-peer currency exchange platform USYNO.

Bolun Li, Founder and Chairman of ZogoFinance, Director of Strategy at Sisyphus Assets,

Sean Li, co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Original Tech, a Silicon Valley financial technology company

Art, Culture, Sport:

Lily Zhang, A two-time Olympian (London 2012 & Rio 2016) and featured on the Netflix documentary “Topspin”, 4x US Women’s National Champion.

Mark Wei serves as the Northern California director of NCTTA (National College Table Tennis Association) for five years and is responsible for the annual college table tennis competitions. Each year, hundreds of major school teams participate in the competitions.

NoTwoBros: Where West Meets East–Creating a new music genre using Chinese bamboo clappers, acoustic guitars and various elements of pop, country, hip hop, EDM, and Chinese Quyi, NoTwoBros is a music duo consisting of music producer, singer, and guitarist Tianyi Liu and Chinese bamboo clapper artist / rapper Yuchen Jin. In 2017, the group independently released their first studio EP and music video “Red Chill Cool”, which received airplay on Beijing Music Radio and multiple radio stations. Along with the success of “Red Chill Cool”, “Beihai Bei”, and “Zhajiangmian”, the duo performed in New York, Los Angelos, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Beijing, and Shanghai, to many diverse audiences in China and the U.S.

Entertainment, Fashion, Media:

ShuYang Austin Li: founder of EDGE Fashion: EDGE Fashion is a Boston-based fashion public relation firm. The company specializes in integrated marketing communication.

Liying Mei: is a writer, director who grew up in Wuhan and Beijing, China. She has a MFA degree from School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Her recent fiction short film COCOON was screened at film festivals around the world such as the American Pavilion Emerging Filmmakers at Cannes, BFI Flare, Iris Prize, Atlanta film Festival, Raindance Film Festival, etc. It also won the 2017 DGA Student Film Awards Asian American Category.

YingYing Li: Founder of Yingfluence, Certified Communication Coach at Own The Room;

Mengmeng Men: Cinematographer, Assoicate member of S.O.C


Mike Zhang is a serial entrepreneur, executive, and investor, he is currently the co-founder and CEO of Shift Ventures,a diversified consumer products company

Alen Xu (Jinmao Xu) is a serial entrepreneur, he is the co-founder & CEO of both Hiveel (the used car marketplace), and WebXury Networks, a DCAAS (datacenter as a service) service provider, providing data center products and solutions to cross-border companies.

Education, Service Provider:

David Liu (Liu Feng), Founder, Chairman and CEO of HETU Education Group, Founder of JNC Study Abroad Platform, Founder of North American Student Network(USSTUDENT.COM)

Cai Chen, PhD student at UCLA, co-founded Embark China which is devoted to educating the youth in China on the topic of artificial intelligence (AI).

Liang Yang, co-founder of Phemia Education Consulting, LLC

Justin Jia, serial entrepreneur, co-founder & CEO of Blur Technologies.

Shuntao Zhang, Co-founder of Chinese student social media website in America

Yixu Hua, Duke University Alumni, Founder of HumaCar, online marketplace for car buying and selling.

AACYF is 501(c)3 organization launched its 30 under 30 list in 2017. Each year the list recognize 30 business and industry future leaders.

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