Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Gold House provides Asian and Pacific Islander (API) entrepreneurs and creators with critical tools, connections, and financing through start-up accelerators and the leading invite-only community of API founders.


Gold Rush is the preeminent 12-week accelerator that champions the most promising API-led startups. Its company-defining services include curated advisor matching; rigorous masterclasses on branding, growth, fundraising, and more; structured networking; an exclusive Founder Showcase (Demo Day); and several acceleration tracks.

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The Julia Gouw Female Founders Award is an annual $10,000 scholarship awarded to a female-identifying founder in Gold House’s Founder Network that best exemplifies entrepreneurial excellence and a commitment to diversity and multicultural celebration.

In partnership with Gold House’s Founder Network, Panda Express’s Innovations team will select one beverage and one snack brand to launch a pilot test as part of an ongoing initiative to uplift API-founded brands.

We are launching another accelerator this year. Stay tuned for more details!

Founder Network

The Founder Network is a community of the most promising Asian and Pacific Islander (API) entrepreneurs. Through industry-specific programming, connections with strategic leaders and partnerships with fellow founders, the Founder Network advances the success of API entrepreneurs.

Curated Network

Founders join a cross-industry network of the most promising API entrepreneurs and cultural leaders who connect through crafted groups and private salons.

Insider Knowledge

Founders gain access to a premier group of operators, experienced founders, media, and industry experts


From funding to marketing partnerships, founders connect with Gold House’s premier cultural leadership network to dramatically accelerate their business ambitions.