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AACC: Self-Starter Speaker Series

June 21, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us on Wednesday, June 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Vera Asian for our Self-Starter Speaker Series. Our speakers, Kim Nguyen and David Sudarma will share some insight into how their upbringing shaped who they are as business professionals.

  • This event is limited to 60 people and registration is required.
  • Appetizers and soft drinks provided
  • Free street parking around the Downtown area after 5pm.


AACC Members: FREE
Non-Members: $10


Kim Nguyen, first and foremost is a supportive wife and loving mother.  She’s also a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist.  She owns and operates MT Design, a national design/build firm that works with many national and international brands.  She is also the CEO and Founder of YCMG Brands, which owns, operates and licenses out several restaurant brands and concepts throughout the US.

Having been a refugee, experiencing hardship and struggles first hand, and overcoming the many challenges from the help of many anonymous people along the way, Kim believes in paying forward through her various causes – from building housing for orphans, to providing power & electricity to a third world village, to drinking water to towns, providing education, mentoring, and many more.

Giving selflessly of herself through time, talent, and treasure, Kim believes that is how one should live as well as how she likes living with a purpose.

David Sudarma is the Chief Technology Officer of ASU Preparatory Academy and ASU Prep Digital. Though new to Education and EdTech, David brings years of experience with him in technology and business on multiple fronts. Most recently David left his position as CTO of Cru, a large worldwide non-profit. Prior to that, David owned his own Creative and Development agency working with clients like Microsoft, John Maxwell, Nintendo, the State of California and more. David is passionate about User Experience and marrying end-user needs and goals with business objectives and strategy. He doesn’t do life alone! He’s married with 3 kiddos and currently resides in Orlando Florida. In his free time, he’s out and about trying delicious food, DIYing his house and playing music at church.


Vera Asian
422 N. Terry Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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