Judy Chu
Congressmember, United States
Honorary Chairwoman, SVIEF

Judy Chu was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in July 2009. She represents the 27th Congressional District, which includes Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley of southern California.

Rep. Chu currently serves on the House Judiciary Committee, where she is a member of the Subcommittees on Intellectual Property and the Internet as well as Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

She also serves on the House Small Business Committee, which has oversight of the Small Business Administration. Rep. Chu is the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access. She is also a member of the Subcommittees on Contracting and Workforce as well as Investigations, Oversight and Regulations.


Ira Ehrenpreis
Founder & Managing Partner, DBL Partners
Chairman, SVIEF

Ira Ehrenpreis is Founder and Managing Partner of DBL Partners, a leading impact investing venture capital firm. Ira has also led Technology Partners venture firm's energy innovation investment practice for many years, investing in Energy Technology, Water Technology, and Advanced Materials opportunities.

Ira is a recognized leader in both the venture capital industry and the energy innovation sector. In 2007, Ira was named one of the "Top 50 Most Influential Men Under 45" and in 2014 was inducted into the International Green Industry Hall of Fame.


Iris Lei
Founder and Executive President, SVIEF

Iris Lei is the Founder/Executive President of Silicon Valley Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum(SVIEF). SVIEF is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between the U.S. and China.

Iris Lei is also the CEO/ Founder of 99people, Inc. 99people provides business matchmaking and investment consulting services between China and US.

Ms. Iris Lei has been actively contributing business services as a bridge for over 10 years. She successfully led the China Business Exchange Group, including leading Silicon Valley VCs and entrepreneurs, to visit China many times. Recently Iris Lei brought Apple's co-founder Steve Wozniak to visit China for the first time successfully, and attracted more than 50 media coverage.

Before founding her own company, Ms. Iris used to work as a web developer at Keane, Inc., a public IT consulting company.

Iris received her M.S. degree from Marshall Business School of University of Southern California (USC), and her B.A. degree from Wuhan University in China


Vincent Ma
President, Mashington Investment Group China
Founding Partner, basicVC

Vincent Ma, President of Mashington Investment Group China, Founding Partner of U.S. Blue Angel Ventures (basicVC), Vice President of China Grassroots Angel (GRAIC), Founder and a member of council of China Startups Incubators Alliance (CSIA), Founder of US-China Investment Service Alliance.


Meixing Ren
Operations Director, Shanghai Media Group US News Center;
Former Senior Engineer / Correspondents/ Producer for Phoenix TV;
Former Senior Consultant Verizon's Digital Media Division


Steve Xue
CTO , Advantronics, Inc., ;
President, Silicon Valley Chinese Engineers Association

Job Position: Advantronics, Inc., CTO
Silicon Valley Chinese Engineers Association (SCEA), President

Education: California State University, Los Angeles, MSEE

Career: Advantronics, Inc., CTO KC Technology, Inc, Sr. Design Engineer Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Science, Sr. R&D Engineer


George Zhao
Principal, Green Tech Power Group and President, CNetwork

George is a principal of Green Tech Power Group, an utility scale solar developer. He is currently the President of CNetwork, one of the biggest organizations in the Chinese community. CNetwork is famous for its Chinese New Year Gala and very successful Mentoring program with Committee of 100. George is also a board of advisors to Camp BizSmart, the world's premiere business and entrepreneur academy for "Tweenpreneurs" ages 11 to 15, who want to "Imagine, Invest & Achieve".


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