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Founder’s Friday featuring Alec Nguyen @ Afforai

Team Presenting

Please provide a brief description about your company.

Afforai is an AI-powered data processing platform that identifies growth areas for e-commerce businesses by extracting key insights from their customer reviews data.

Two hashtags that best describe you 
#keepgoing #noregret

What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Being able to speak 4 languages to travel around the world and make new connections.

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
When the people in my life is happy.

What is your greatest fear?
Fear of regret.

Whom do you most admire?
My father. I grew up watching my dad build his business from the ground up to support our family. His journey showed me what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

What are your top tips for balancing work and life?
Exercise keeps your mind and body at top efficiency.

What is something new that you learned about running a business this year?
Networking and creating meaningful connections is as important in business as in personal life.

What is your most marked characteristic?
Hard working.

What is your greatest regret?
Not showing love to my parents enough.

What is your motto?
If you know how to do it, get it done the best you can. If you don’t know how to do it, figure out away and also get it done.

What is a legal mistake you wish someone warned you about?

You don’t need lawyers for everything little thing, it burns through a lot of funds for a startup.

Tricia Meyer 301

Tricia Meyer is Founder + Managing Attorney of Meyer Law, one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States. Meyer helps entrepreneurs and technology companies from startups to large corporations with day-to-day matters and notable clients include companies that have appeared on Shark Tank to companies gracing the Inc. 500 to some of the largest companies in the world.

Tricia has been named on the Forbes Next 1000 list, is one of the Most Influential Female Lawyers in Chicago according to Crain’s Chicago Business and been recognized as a top 10 technology lawyer.

As an entrepreneur and a lawyer, Meyer has a unique perspective and has mentored thousands of startups and scaling companies at tech incubators and accelerators across the United States such as 1871, WeWork Labs and Techstars. Tricia has been featured in Inc., Crain’s, Chicago Tribune, NBC Chicago, American Express OPEN Forum, and more. Learn more at and follow Meyer Law’s story on Instagram @loveyourlawyer.