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 is an LA-based non-profit organization committed to bridge entrepreneurship resources between US and China. Since late 2011, PlusYoou has built a database with 3,000+ talents and helped 20+ start-ups recruit talents, organized 30+ entrepreneurial events, and helped SoCal startups raise $5MM+ angel fund. PlusYoou just launched its +U Project, which is the first nonprofit incubation program in Southern California Chinese community.