About APitch Day

APitch Day is an event organized by non-profit organizations, Taiwan Chamber of Commerce of New England (TCCNE) and Taiwan Youth Chamber of Commerce of New England (TYCCNE).

Boston is known for its rich entrepreneurial culture and diverse international population. About 14% of all residents in Massachusetts are foreign-born, and a large number of them come here to study and work with the top science and tech innovations in the world. Other science and tech-focused cities in the world, such as Taipei, often look to Boston as a model to build their own innovation ecosystems.

Seeing this opportunity, TCCNE and TYCCNE came together to create APitch Day, a platform for early-stage entrepreneurs to connect with both the local startup ecosystem and an international community of immigrants from Taiwan and Asia. We seek not only to provide the usual feedback and contacts as a regular pitch event, but also to foster exchange about entrepreneurship between countries.

We are looking for early stage startups who agree with our mission and are looking for a platform to present their startups and ideas to our community.


Founded in 1996, Taiwan Chamber of Commerce of New England (TCCNE) is a nonprofit trade organization dedicated to promoting and advancing the continued success of New England as a thriving community in which to live, work and do business. The Chamber takes a leadership role in the business community for Growth, Advocacy, Information and Networking. Working with Taiwan Youth Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Taiwanese Student Association of New England, TCCNE is organizing an internship connection with local businesses and young professionals. TCCNE is one of the thirty-two local chapters of Taiwan Chamber of Commerce of North America, which has more than 3,500 Taiwanese business members. These businesses have provided more than 50,000 jobs in their local communities and constitute a significant economic force in the North American region.


Founded in 2010, Taiwan Youth Chamber of Commerce of New England (“TYCCNE”) is a non-profit organization that is committed in helping New England young Taiwanese professionals in all field through career enhancement, self-improvement, leadership development and social and community events. TYCCNE provides a platform for members to network, to exchange life and career experiences, to discover entrepreneurship opportunities, and to deliver innovative ideas and solutions to challenges.


I-hui Lai

President of TCCNE

Former President of TCCNE 2017-2018

President of TYCCNE

Events Manager at ALM Works

David Lin, CFA

Investment Manager

Founder of Asian Women for Health

President of MITCCCS

Chief Operating Officer at White Anvil Innovations, LLC

Senior Scientist at Q-State Biosciences

Scientist I at bluebird bio

Software Engineer

Senior Research Analyst at Boston University

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