Silicon Valley Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (SVIEF) is an international conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between the U.S. and China. The past two SVIEF was held in Silicon Valley, in October, 2011 and 2012, with more than 5000 attendees each year.

SVIEF is expected to be a leading venue in high-tech industry field, gathering multi-tech and business professionals, while providing a platform for exchange of talent, technology and capital.

SVIEF is a great platform for you to:

• Learn about cutting-edge high-tech information from industry leaders
• Exchange your opinions and thoughts with industry peers
• Seek for business development opportunities, e.g. partnership & investment
• Expand your connections both in US and China
• Inspire yourself with entrepreneurship and innovative concepts
• And more

SVIEF is a one day conference designed to foster innovation and promote business partnerships between the U.S. and China. It’s currently the most influential forum in Silicon Valley connecting the U.S. and China. This year’s theme is:

" Explore the Future of Innovation "

The last two years' conferences achieved great success. Highlights include:

• Opening Ceremony Keynote Speech from former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Congresswoman Judy Chu, and Congressman Mike Honda
• Attendees include government officers, bankers, VCs, high tech industry leaders and professionals: 5000+ from US, 300 + from China
• Investors including public and private entrepreneurs and VCs were largest demographic of attendees
• Helped 30 + start up projects to develop their business in China and some of them got funding supports
• Mainstream media coverage from both China and US (e.g. CCTV [China Central Television], ABC Channel 7 [U.S.], Phoenix TV)

In addition, 2013 SVIEF will integrate diverse resources based on previous events, to expand influence among both local and international audience, to connect with more new partnership. We are confident that SVIEF 2013 will surpass previous year's impact.

This year Highlights will include:

• Keynote Session
US 45th Vice President Al Gore will share his vision in IT industry and innovative entrepreneurship

• IT Leadership Dialogue
Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple, Inc. , forecasts and discusses the industry trends with other IT leaders

• SVIEF Start-up Contest
1. On-site judge panel with well-known US and Chinese VC
2. Gathering high-quality projects from Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, Washington D.C, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston, Toronto, Israel, Chinese mainland and Hong Kong.
3. All final projects are selected under strict criteria and experts’ evaluation.
4. "Innovation Star" awards ceremony with be given after the contest with multi-channel media exposure.
5. Pre-contest training and post-contest tracking service will be provided to help the project to get access to China government sponsorship and high-tech park contract.
6. Sponsors have priorities to pick project entries and contract with excellent projects.
7. Special promotion opportunities are available for high-tech parks.

• 10+ sessions of forum, panel discussion, round table meeting etc. covering diverse hot topics
Current hot topics on high-tech sector (including cloud computing, big data, smart city, new energy, medical IT, etc.)

• U.S-China VC Investment Forum
Famous venture capitalists from both U.S and China, discussing high-tech investment hotspots and trends.

• One to One VC Meeting
Provide investment and financial services to help small business with financial needs, and to promote businesses with mature conditions or bright market outlooks.

• One to One Business Matchmaking
Arrange private meetings between companies for potential partnership

• Women In Innovation Forum
Forum of top world famous women leaders from different industries

• US-China Night Banquet
300+ honored guests and high end professionals from China and US

Mainstream media coverage from both US and China

• 100 + companies from both China and US for business matchmaking
• 200+ Top high tech industry leaders
• 2000 + Local high tech industry professionals and Engineers locally in attendance
• 5000+ Expo participants for career fair, project roadshow, company product display, etc.

Al Gore

45th Vice President of the United States
Judy Chu

Congresswoman, US
Mike Honda

Congressman, US; Chairman of SVIEF
Jackie Speier

Congresswoman, US
Steve Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc.
Chief Scientist, Fusion-io
(List in alphabetical order)
Larry Asera

Chairman, CEO and Founder, Asera Group, Inc
Michael F. Bianco

Chairman and CEO, American Capital Markets Group
Renu Bhatia

Vice President, Sales and Strategic Partnerships, Marvell
Christina A. Brodbeck

Co-Founder, Pickvee; Managing Partner, Rivet Ventures

James Cai

Founder of Schein & Cai LLP; President of SVIBA

Sean Chai

Director, Innovation Technology Services at Kaiser Permanente

Dongmin Chen

Dean, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Peking University
Andrew Chiu

Chief Executive Office CEO, Verliant Energy
Jay B. Clare

Senior Vice President, Infrastructure and Environment division of URS Corporation
Andrew Collins

CEO, Mailman Group
Ash Damle

CEO and founder, MEDgle
Roger S. Eng

President, Golden Gate Radiology Medical Group
Jay Eum

Co-Founder and Managing Director, TransLink Capital
Andy Fan

Vice Chairman, United Nations World Peace Foundation
Charles Fan

Senior Vice President of R&D, VMware
Yajun Fang

Program Chair, MIT Intelligent Transportation Research Center
Johnnie Giles

Executive Director, External Affairs of Comcast Corporation
Praveen Gupta

VP, SK Telecom Americas
Nicholas Hope

Director, Stanford Center for International Development (SCID)
Alan Huang

Co-founder, InPower BioEnergy Technologies Inc.
Thomas Huang

Co-founder / CTO, ClinicTree
Michael A. Innaurato

Equity Partner, Life Science

Helene Kim

Executive Director, Berkeley IELE Program

Eddy Lee

Principal, Fenox Venture Capital
Cha Li

Founder and Managing Partner, iStart Ventures LLC and Dragonvest Partners LLC.
Jun Li

Chairman, Beijing Software Export Center
Yong Liu

Ph.D. Director, Open Innovation and Partnerships, Baidu, Inc.
Yaoguang Ma

President, Mashington Investment Group China
Kelly Masood

President/CTO, Intilop
Anurag Maunder

Head, EMC Storage Automation and Infrastructure group
Juwei Mu

Professor, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS)
Joseph Pergolizzi

General Partner, Life Science Equity Partners LLC; Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins Medical School
Monisha Perkash

CEO & Co-founder, LUMO BodyTech
Kish Rajan

Director, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development
Brittany Richards

Venture Director, Citi Ventures
Hong Shi

Chairman/Managing Partner, Redstone Venture Capital
Vaughan Smith

VP, Facebook         
Keith Teare

Founder, Archimedes Labs
Co-founder, TechCrunch
Victor Tong

Founder and Chief Evangelizing Officer, Webplus
Rob Trice

Venture Partner, Swisscom Ventures        
Jay Vijayan

CIO, Tesla Motors        
Lin Wan

Co-Founder/Chief Technology Officer, Stella Technology
Chenxi Wang

VP, McAfee
Shaojie Wang

President, ZVCA
Ron Wessels

Head, Global Startup Recruitment, SAP Startup Focus program
Canice Wu

President, Plug and Play Tech Center
Parviz Yegani

Vice President, Architecture and Technology, Juniper Networks
Jigang Yi

Vice President, ZVCA
Tiemin Zhao

Venture Partner, IPV Capital and Gerneral Manager, Amprius USA
Jianqing Zhang

Research Scientist, Intel Labs
Randi Zuckerberg

Founder / CEO, Zuckerberg Media; Former Marketing Director, Facebook

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