Larry Asera Chairman, CEO and Founder, Asera Group, Inc

Mr. Larry Asera is the Chairman, CEO, and Founder of the Asera Group, Inc., a US based global environmental and energy technology company. A former Balik Scientist and TOKTEN Fellow to the Department of Science and Technology in the Philippines, Mr. Asera received the 2006 Philippine Presidential Award "Pamana ng Pilipino" for his lifetime achievements in academia, business, and public service.


Michael F. Bianco Chairman and CEO, American Capital Markets Group

Michael F. Bianco, Chairman and CEO of American Capital Markets Group, has been actively involved in corporate banking, investment banking and private equity in the United States and Asia during the past thirty-eight years. Mr. Bianco was previously Managing Director and National Partner, Corporate Financial Consulting for Arthur Andersen & Company. He has served as President & CEO of Loeb Rhoades Securities Corporation, a subsidiary of the investment banking firm, Loeb, Rhoades & Co. which was merged with Lehman Brothers.


Dongmin Chen Dean, School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Peking University

Dr. Chen is the Dean of School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Director of Science and Technology Development Office of Peking University, and a tenured full professor in the Faculty of Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies. Dr. Chen is a serial entrepreneur. He is the Chief Scientist and the inventor of the Metal Oxide Heteorjunction RRAM device of 4DS Inc. in the Silicon Valley. He also co-founded Miradia Inc. in Silicon Valley in 2003 which raised 80M USD from tier-1 venture capitals.


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

Mr. Cha Li is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor, currently the Founder and Managing Partner of iStart Ventures LLC and Dragonvest Partners LLC.

Prior to founding iStart and Dragonvest, Mr. Cha Li was the CEO of MotionPoster PLC (Asia). He was also the founder and managing director of Idea Factory, one of the first technology start-up incubators in China. Mr. Cha Li had founded and managed a number of successful start-up companies such as EastWest Creative Communications Inc, InterPro LLC. He also worked at Saatchi & Sattchi, ZiffDavis etc. Mr. Cha Li has deep knowledge and extensive hand-on skills in international entrepreneurship and venture investing. His career spans from China, US and Europe in media, technology and investment.


Jun Li Chairman, Beijing Software Export Center

Mr. Li is a senior engineer and industry leader of China university technology parks and technology incubators. He is currently the general manager of Beihang Science and Technology Park. His other titles include general manager and chief engineer of Beihang Advanced Industrial Technology Research Institute, chairman of Beijing software export center, president of Chinese Overseas Students Pioneer Park Alliance, deputy secretary-general of Chinese Universities Industry Association, deputy secretary-general of China Torch IT Services Innovation Alliance, board member of China Zhi Gong Party Central Students Studying Special Committee, secretary-general of Zhongguancun Science Park League, vice president of Beijing Venture Incubation Association, executive director of Beijing Technology Consulting Industry Association, and CPPCC member of Haidian District, Beijing, etc.


Hong Shi Chairman/Managing Partner, Redstone Venture Capital

Mr. Shi is a famous resource integrated investor in TMT (Technology / Media / Communications) field. He has more than 20 years experience of technology innovation, corporate executives, angel investment and successful entrepreneurs. Specializing in technology / product / business model, with an international vision, a network of high-end professionals in capital markets / Government Relations / TMT industry in both US and China, and years of experience serving well-known enterprises and successful startups, Hongshi team plays an important role serving their clients for providing critical enterprise resources and direct assistance.


Rob Trice Venture Partner, Swisscom Ventures

Rob is an established international venture capital investor, having invested in companies in the US, Asia and Europe for over a decade. He is currently a Venture Partner with Swisscom Ventures. Before he was Senior Managing Director of SK Telecom Ventures at its inception in 2008, co-founding Partner of Nokia Growth Partners (2004 – 2008), Nokia Venture Partners (now BlueRun Ventures, 2000-2004). Prior to working in venture capital, he worked at DIRECTV in Los Angeles and Tokyo, and as an international policy analyst at a Washington, D.C. based think tank, the Center for Strategic & International Studies. He holds a Master of Arts from George Mason University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. Rob is based in Menlo Park, California.


Shaojie Jason Wang President, China Zhongguancun Private Equity And Venture Capital Association (ZVCA)

Mr. Wang is the President of the China Zhongguancun Private Equity And Venture Capital Association (ZVCA), Deputy Secretary-general of Beijing ZhongGuanCun High-new Technology Enterprises Association, and Co-founder of HFL Capital.


Ron Wessels Head, Global Startup Recruitment, SAP Startup Focus program

Ron Wessels currently serves as Head of Global Startup Recruitment, SAP Startup Focus program. He has served as the senior marketing and sales executive for venture capital backed startups and as a General Manager for a public company. Mr. Wessels has served on both private non-profit and for profit boards.


Canice Wu President, Plug and Play Tech Center

Canice Wu joined as President of Plug and Play Tech Center, after being an Executive in Residence at Plug and Play.

He has over 20 years of experience in developing and scaling successful businesses from concept to market leader. Prior to joining Plug and Play Tech Center, Wu was CEO of Insights OnDemand, providing on demand Business Intelligence Solutions. Prior to Insights OnDemand, he was Vice President, General Manager and COO of CRM and Industry Solutions at Siebel Systems. He came to Siebel from Booz, Allen & Hamilton where he was a management consultant specializing in forming business strategies and market penetration plans for Fortune 500 companies. Canice is also on the board of AAMA as well as a member of Sand Hill Angels.


Jigang Yi Chairman, Jiyi Capital Investment Management Co., Ltd, Vice President, China Zhongguancun Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (ZVCA)

Mr.Yi is currently the Vice-president and one of the main shareholders in Guizhou Dongjiu Co., LTD and also the president of Jiyi Capital Co., Ltd who specializes in investment banking and PE funding. Mr. Yi has started his career in investment banking and PE funding since the middle of 90s, used to provided remarkable financing and investment services to many enterprises among Beijing, Sichuan, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Shandong, etc. Currently, he also undertakes the work of Entrepreneur Mentor in Peking University.



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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