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SoCal Innovation Forum & TEEC Cup Startup Contest Semi-final (SoCal Region)
Saturday, December 15, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
SoCal Innovation Forum & TEEC Cup North America Chinese Startup Contest Semi-final (SoCal Region)
Accelerating SoCal Startups with Chinese Capital
SoCal Innovation Forum & TEEC Cup North America Chinese Startup Contest Semi-final (SoCal Region) kicks off on Dec. 15th, 2012 at UC Irvine Calit2 building. The forum aims at stimulating innovation and inspiration in Southern California, bridging Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley and creating a gala of SoCal start-ups and Chinese capital.
The one-day forum consists of investor panels and entrepreneur panels. Speakers include a number of leading entrepreneurs and investors from Silicon Beach and Silicon Valley (continuously updated):
Galen Buckwalter, Founding Scientist, TidePool; Research Scientist, Institute for Creative Technologies at University of Southern California
Anthony Chang, ;
Jeff Greenberg, President & CEO, ;
K.J. Lin, Associate Product Director/Producer, ZQ Game
Wen Luo, Founder and CSO, Denovo Biomarkers; Board Director, Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA)
Michael Ma, Vice President of Engineering, Arena Solutions
Bennett Pozil, Executive Vice President, East West Bank
S. Joe Qin, Vice Dean for Academic Initiatives, Fluor Professor of Process Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California
Xing Yang, Vice President, BioNano Genomics
Fan-gang Zeng, Professor, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, Cognitive Sciences, and Otolaryngology at UC Irvine; Research Director, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, UC Irvine
The forum takes place alongside the TEEC Startup Contest Semi-final.
9:30am – 10:00 am Opening
10:00 am – 11:30 am Investor Panel
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (the two sessions below run parallel to each other)
- Entrepreneur Panels (three serial sessions focusing on IT, Entertainment and Healthcare)
- Business Plan Pitch (TEEC startup contest semi-final)
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Networking
Parking in lot 12B on the UCI campus, with a one-day parking pass. More info can be found at
About TEEC Cup North America Chinese Startup Contest
TEEC Cup North America Chinese Startup Contest targets entrepreneurs in U.S. and helps them to expand business in U.S. and China. By soliciting startup projects, expert judging, mentor programs and eventual funding, the contest hopes to inspire entrepreneurial spirit, lead technology innovation, invest in promising projects and further develop the global market.The semi-final in Southern California region will be held with the SoCal Innovation Forum. Judge team for the contest include Feng Deng (Northern Light Venture Capital), Jackie Jia (GSR Venture), Michael Jin (TEEC Angel), Roy Kong (UCAHP, TEEC Angel), Phil Libin (Evernote), Ken Xie (FortiNet,HYSTA), Xiaoping Xu (Zhen Fund), Ben Yu (SierraVentures), Jun Yu (WestSummit Capital), etc.
US-China Association of High-level Professionals (UCAHP), PlusYoou, Chinese Association for Science and Technology-San Diego (CAST-SD), Tsinghua Entrepreneur & Executive Club (TEEC).
The California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), Sino-American Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (SABPA), Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA)
When & Where
PlusYoou, USC CSSA
普创 PlusYoou (http://www.plusyoou.org/en) 是帮助华人在美创业的非营利机构，致力成为具有中美影响力的创业平台。自2011年以来，普创已经成功举办了14场创业活动（包括南加创新论坛、北美创业大赛、南加创业沙龙、南加生物医药研讨会等），帮助20多家初创公司完成了人才招聘，为10多家公司提供了技术支持与咨询服务，建立了超过2000名优秀人才的数据库。普创面向在美华人创业团队，通过提供技术支持、人力资源、咨询、融资、公关等服务，帮助创业公司快速成长与发展。
USC中国学生学者联谊会 (USC CSSA)，http://usccssa.com/，是一个非盈利非政治非宗教的自治性学生学者义务服务团体。USC CSSA致力于为南加州大学中国学生提供一个广阔的交流平台，在学习、生活、职业发展等方面服务学生。