One Year Anniversary & Demo Day
InnoSpring Anniversary & Demo Day
Thursday, May 9, 2013, 5:00PM- 8:00PM.
2901 Tasman Dr, Suite 107 Santa Clara, CA, 95054
InnoSpring is celebrating our first year anniversary to share with you our produest achievements in the past year. This event will feature over
15 startup demos and exhibitions
, showcasing the most original and innovative cutting edge technologies and ideas.
ntrepreneurs, industry influencers and prominent VCs
as well as some of the
American and Chinese media will also be present. Dinner and drinks will be provided. The anniversary demo event is by
Registration and Networking
Eugene Zhang, CEO, InnoSpring Inc. Teresa Cox, Trade Advisor, US Department of Commerce Dong Jianlong, Science and Technology Counselor, Consulate General of PRC
Fireside Chat: Cracking the Tech Fortune Cookie- A Fireside Chat with Evernote COO Ken Gullicksen.
Ken Gullicksen, Cheif Operating Officer of Evernote Lily Huang, Silicon Valley Bank
InnoSpring Startup Demo
Panel Discussion: Unveiling the State of Cleantech Investment in China and the US
Lei Yang, Managing Director of Northern Light Venture Capital Wen Hsieh, General Partner U.S & Managing Partner China, KPCB Richard Lim, Managing Director of GSR Ventures Andrew Chung, Managing Director of Kholsa Venture Eugene Zhang, CEO of InnoSpring
Announcement of Demo Winner
General Partner U.S. & Managing Partner China,
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Wen Hsieh is a partner with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers U.S. He is also a Managing Partner of KPCB China and leads the Greentech practice there. Since joining the firm in 2006, he has focused on early-stage investments and incubations in green technologies, such as energy storage, fuel cells, renewable fuels and chemicals, and solar PV, as well as disruptive semiconductor and hardware innovations. Wen works closely with the teams at Alta Devices, Amprius, Bloom Energy, Crossbar, LuxVue, mCube, PVNext, Solexel, Spatial Photonics and SuVolta as a board director or observer. He also advocated KPCB’s early investment in Amyris Biotechnologies (Nasdaq: AMRS), and as a board observer, he supported Amyris from Series A through IPO. Before joining KPCB, Wen was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co. San Francisco and a leader of McKinsey’s Asia semiconductor practice. During his five years at McKinsey, Wen focused primarily on serving leading companies across the global semiconductor value chain. His clients included EDA companies, IC design houses, wafer fab equipment vendors, automated test equipment suppliers, test solution providers, wafer foundries, logic and memory IDMs, PC and server OEMs and electronic component distributors. His secondary focus at McKinsey was on the North America biopharma sector, where his clients were small companies in the anti-viral, generics and specialty pharma segments. Earlier in his career, Wen founded OnChip Technologies, a startup developing MEMS microfluidic biochips. The company’s target market was high-sensitivity and high-throughput peptide separation and identification applications. Wen earned a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a Ph.D. minor in biology from the California Institute of Technology. He also received a B.S. degree with honors and an M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the same institution.
Managing Director, Northern Light Venture Capital
Lei joined NLVC in 2010 with more than a decade of experience in technology development, corporate strategy/operations and investments. Prior to NLVC, he was a Principal at VantagePoint Venture Partners (VPVP), where he focused on clean technology investments, including energy storage, lighting, solar, electric vehicle sectors, in the Greater China Area. Prior to VPVP, he was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company serving Fortune 500 companies across the high-tech value chain: semiconductor equipment, logic, memory and microprocessor devices, networking/storage equipment, and software and IT services. He supported and consulted with multiple clients in challenging corporate transformation, cross border mergers and acquisitions and post-merger integration situations. Lei holds a BS in Chemistry from Peking University, a MS in Computer Sciences and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Managing Director, GSR Ventures
Richard Lim is the Managing Diretor of GSR Ventures. He focuses on investments in the Internet, mobile, and green technology sectors. Of particular interest to him currently are online advertising technology, interactive entertainment (particularly mobile), and solar opportunities. In the Internet sector, Richard serves on the boards of AdChina, Admaster, Aspect Gaming, Baihe, Baixing, Lashou, LightInTheBox, and Qunar. In the green technology sector, he is on the boards of Seeo and Sierra Solar Power. Prior to GSR, Richard was involved in founding three venture-backed companies (Co-nect, iMarket, and Quickdot) in the United States. He was also an executive at Lotus Development Corporation and the National University Hospital of Singapore. Richard grew up in Singapore. He earned a bachelor’s degree from National University of Singapore and an MBA from Stanford University (Arjay Miller Scholar). Richard is a charter member of the Asia America MultiTechnology Association (AAMA).
Managing Director of Kholsa Ventures
Andrew is a Managing Partner at Khosla Ventures who is interested in developing leading companies across cleantech, mobile web, education, and medtech and also leads the firm’s China activities. Andrew seeks to work with exceptional entrepreneurs in building the world's most innovative companies and changing the world for the better. He is one of seven partners at Khosla and a director on the boards of Lanzatech, LS9 (bioenergy); EcoMotors (efficiency); Ambri, Pellion (storage); Biodiscovery (agriculture); Wattpad, Incredible Labs, and Jetpac (mobile web). Prior to Khosla Ventures, Andrew was at Lightspeed Venture Partners and helped build the firm's practice areas in cleantech, education, and genomics. During his tenure, he helped drive and manage Lightspeed's investments in Solazyme (NASDAQ: SZYM), LS9 (bioenergy); Stion (solar); Coaltek (clean coal); Leyden Energy (storage); Serious Business (NASDAQ: ZNGA, gaming); Orbis (nursing education); Natera and Personalis (genomics). Andrew graduated Phi Beta Kappa in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and holds an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Operating Officer of Evernote Corporation
Ken Gullicksen is an experienced technology executive who has been involved in the formation and growth of several prominent Silicon Valley companies. At Evernote, Ken serves as COO, heading-up Evernote Business, the company's SMB and team-focused service. He is also responsible for investor relations, corporate development and the global sales and support teams. Prior to joining Evernote, Ken spent over a decade as a general partner at Morgenthaler Ventures where, among other accomplishments, he led the first Silicon Valley venture round in Evernote and served on Evernote’s Board of Directors. Ken began his career as an engineer at Sun Microsystems before shifting focus to business strategy, market development, and engineering management at companies including Nortel Networks, Hitachi-Raychem Display Systems, and Sun Microsystems. Ken holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.
Moderator- Fireside Chat
Director of Silicon Valley Bank
Lilly Huang is the head of Silicon Valley Bank’s Entrepreneur Services Group (ESG) platform. Through the ESG platform, Lilly is responsible for fostering an entrepreneur ecosystem in China and helping Chinese entrepreneurs succeed. Prior to joining SVB, Huang was director of the China Desk for the City of San Francisco, based in Shanghai, and successfully helped more than a dozen Chinese companies set up U.S. subsidiaries in San Francisco. Huang helped GCL Solar and iSoftStone open their U.S. offices in San Francisco and ran a Chinese trading company, Xiling, in the San Francisco Bay Area for four years. Huang began her career with HSBC London. Huang is a native of Guangdong Province and received her undergraduate degree in Economics from Guangdong University. She also received a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Birmingham in the U.K.
Honarable Teresa Cox
Trade Advisor to the Obama Administration
Honarable Teresa Cox has been appointed by the Obama Administration to serve on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Council on Small Minority Business and U.S. District Export Council (DEC) representing California in 2010. Ms. Cox works with the other members of the council to provide trade policy and recommendations to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) regarding trade barriers and negotiation of international trade agreements. She serves in numerous trade promotion activities with the foreign government officials to address/implement international trade initiatives. Ms. Cox was re-elected to the Ohlone Community College Board of Trustees in 2012. She is the Vice-Chair Commissioner for the City of Fremont Economic Development Commission and was a member of the Fremont Delegation to China and visited the new Ohlone College in Suzhou, China. She made national headlines as the first African American, Native American Indian, and Hispanic woman with a degree in Nuclear Engineering in the United States. Ms. Cox earned a BS Degree from Northwestern University and a MBA from the University of Rochester. She has received numerous awards of distinction.
Northen Light Venture Capital
Northern Light Venture Capital (“NLVC”) is a China concept venture capital firm focused on early and growth stage opportunities in TMT, consumer, clean technologies, and life science industries. NLVC targets businesses that leverage China's industrial, economic, or human resources to build exceptional, lasting enterprises in the global economy. NLVC was founded in 2005 by a group of experienced entrepreneurs with experience dealing with the challenges of starting a new venture in a competitive market, and subsequently, creating success through the smart leverage of resources and market opportunities in China.
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank is the premier commercial bank for companies in the technology, life science, venture capital, private equity and premium wine industries. SVB provides a comprehensive suite of financing solutions, treasury management, corporate investment and international banking services to its clients worldwide. Through its focus on specialized markets and extensive knowledge of the people and business issues driving them, Silicon Valley Bank provides a level of service and partnership that measurably impacts its clients’ success. Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., the company serves clients around the world through 26 U.S. offices and international operations in China, India, Israel and the United Kingdom. Silicon Valley Bank is a member of global financial services firm SVB Financial Group (Nasdaq: SIVB), with SVB Analytics, SVB Capital, SVB Global and SVB Private Client Services.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB)
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) is a well known Silicon Valley venture capital firm, due in large part to their past success. They were early investors in many significant companies, including Amazon, AOL, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Google, Intuit, Macromedia, Netscape, Segway, and Sun Microsystems. The name of the firm comes from the four founding partners: Eugene Kleiner, Tom Perkins, Frank J. Caufield, and Brook Byers.
GSR Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests primarily in early and growth stage technology companies with substantial operations in China. GSR Ventures seek investment opportunities that have very large market opportunities, strong management teams and disruptive intellectual property, business models or market positions that will give them a competitive advantage to successfully compete in China and the global market. They are willing to invest in early stage companies with talented entrepreneurs to help build great technology companies such as Intel, Broadcom, Google and HuaWei.
Gunderson Dettmer is a leading law firm for entrepreneurs, emerging growth companies and the venture capital firms that support them. With 150 lawyers in six offices – Silicon Valley, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco – Gunderson Dettmer represents companies in every stage of development from incorporation through entry into public markets and beyond. The firm provides counsel on general corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital services, intellectual property, strategic alliances, and tax matters. Gunderson Dettmer combines experience, industry relationships and expertise to provide practical, business-oriented advice tailored to the needs of the emerging growth company marketplace.
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Grand Opening Moment
First US- China Technology Start-Up Incubator
Santa Clara, California
InnoSpring is Silicon Valley’s first US-China technology start-up incubator. Its focus is on encouraging startups to expand beyond their home countries to embrace huge market opportunities in the US and China. Founded in 2012, InnoSpring is a joint project between Tsinghua University Science Park (TusPark), Shui On Group (Shui On), Northern Light Venture Capital and Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). InnoSpring is located in Santa Clara, California.
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