Celebrate the A100, the most impactful Asian Pacific Leaders.

Gold Rush is Gold House’s semiannual accelerator‌ for the most‌ ‌promising‌ ‌Asian and Pacific Islander (API) led companies. Apply for a chance to amplify your brand, story, and vision.

Founded in 2019, Gold Rush was built for and by API founders to overcome societal stereotypes and seed the next generation of successful API entrepreneurs and C-Suite leaders.

According to the Harvard Business Review, APIs are the least likely demographic to be promoted to management. In industries like technology and finance, APIs account for less than half of executive ranks as compared to overall employee representation.

Gold Rush builds lasting community across current and past founder cohorts, accelerates your growth, and illuminates the path ahead via deep, personal mentorship from our advisors.


Founders attend biweekly sessions led by Gold Rush Advisors on topics ranging from branding to fundraising to finding product market fit. During these sessions, you’ll hear directly from successful API startup founders and meet in small discussion groups to learn from each other. The Gold Rush team also hosts virtual social meetups throughout the program.


Founders participate in a culminating Founder Showcase, spotlighting your brand to an audience of top tier investors, cultural leaders, and influencers. You’ll also have the opportunity to be featured on the Gold Rush Market, which is widely promoted by Gold House’s mainstream media and celebrity partners.


Founders join a perpetual, cross-industry network that meet regularly to share insights and build partnerships. You’ll receive a Gold House Next Gen membership, a benefits portal, networking events, and more. Your advisors are successful API founders and investors themselves and often continue to advise mentees after the program ends.



We can wait for a seat at the table or we can build our own table.

Join us on this journey.