Speaking Engagements

YJ Lin is a GallupStrengths Coach, Speaker and Moderator, celebrated for his influential role in nurturing startup and community ecosystems. His engagements are diverse, ranging from leading ‘State of the Startup Ecosystem’ discussions with city leaders across major U.S. cities to guest speaking at institutions like Stanford and the University of Texas.


With his expertise in developing startup communities and forging strategic partnerships, YJ annually moderates and judges over 25 pitch competitions, inspiring local ecosystems with compelling stories and insights. His active involvement in educational initiatives, such as the Kendra Scott Women’s Entrepreneurship Program, Latino Business Action Network, and hosting the Austin Asian Professional Summit underscores his dedication to fostering diverse entrepreneurial and professional talent.


As a mentor to startup organizations, YJ embodies a deep commitment to community engagement and mentorship. His presentations go beyond mere knowledge sharing; they incite attendees to take meaningful action in their professional and personal lives, whether in business, family, or faith. YJ’s purpose as a collaborative visionary shines through in every engagement, as he empowers communities to discover and realize their potential.


  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Stanford
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Texas
  • University of Houston
  • Texas State University


  • Denver Startup Week
  • Dallas Startup Week
  • Houston Tech Rodeo
  • SXSW
  • TechCrunch Disrupt
  • StartupGrind Global Summit
  • United Nationals World Logic Day


  • Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce
  • Austin Chamber of Commerce
  • MassChallenge
  • Founders Institute
  • TechStars
  • TechCrunch
  • Round Rock Chamber of Commerce
  • Round Rock Public Library
  • Latino Business Action Network
  • Atlanta Tech Village
  • Atlanta Tech Park
  • Dallas Entrepreneur Center
  • Denver Downtown Partnerships
  • Graham & Walker

Media Mentions