A 30-member strong delegation from Hong Kong Cyberport -- including investors, VCs, and startups -- is visiting Silicon Valley.
This visit is a sequel following a huge success last summer when the Hong Kong delegation first visited Silicon Valley (see media coverage: HKTDC, Sina). In last year's event, hosted by HYSTA, Hong Kong delegates got a 30,000-feet overview of technology industry here.
“This was the first time we organized a delegation to Silicon Valley ... you can read about those secret-to-success stories, but seeing them for yourself is very different” -- by Dr. David Chung, Chief Technology Officer, Cyberport
“This trip is the first step to get traction, but we want to go beyond that. We want first-tier Hong Kong technology companies to leverage opportunities by setting up in Silicon Valley.” -- by Leslie Yuen, HYSTA Executive Director (2012)
Now, they are coming back, with a more ambitious mission: to dive deeper into collaborations and to make solid deals happen!
Because of this mission, one program highlight will be a networking mixer for bilateral startups, angel investors, and VCs. There will also be welcome and keynote speeches by high-profile executives, as well as a luncheon and dinner open to the public.
This signature event is co-hosted by HYSTA, Hanhai, and Cyberport.
10:00-11:00 AM Welcome remarks and Keynote
12:30-2:00 PM Luncheon
5:00-7:30 PM Dinner networking
Remainder of the day is for exclusive business meetings.
Jack Jia, Founder & Founding CEO, Baynote; 2012华人经济领袖得主
Keynote speech: "The Silicon Valley landscape for startups, angels, and VCs"
Herman Lam, CEO of Cyberport
Wei Zhou, President of HYSTA
Lucy Lu, CEO of Hanhai z-Park
Victor Wang, President of Hanhai z-Park
Leslie Yuen, Advisor of HYSTA and Founder of Globalization Training Office
(Master of Ceremony)
Cyberport is a creative digital community with a cluster of technology and digital content tenants. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. The vision of Cyberport is to establish a leading information and communications technology (ICT) hub by nurturing ICT industry start-ups and entrepreneurs, driving collaboration to pool resources and create business opportunities, and accelerating ICT adoption through strategic initiatives and partnerships. Cyberport is equipped with an array of state-of-the-art ICT facilities and a cutting-edge broadband network, the Cyberport hotel, and a retail entertainment complex.
About HYSTA (Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association)
Founded in 1999 by a group of Chinese entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, HYSTA has become a leading professional organization in Silicon Valley and China. With the mission to promote entrepreneurship and career development, HYSTA has established its reputation on networking and exchanging business ideas among entrepreneurs, investors and executives in Silicon Valley and Mainland China.
Hanhai focuses on providing high-quality professional services to start-up companies in the US and China, interested in going beyond the border. Services include entrepreneurship mentoring / development, funding, project planning, talent exchange, and technology development. Hanhai bridges companies cross-border to help them accelerate the growth and expansion of their business ventures in both countries, by utilizing Hanhai’s strong resources in both the US and China.
When & Where
As the world marches unavoidably toward globalization, the impact of China's vast and rapidly growing economy is felt in all aspects of business and investment. HYSTA (Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association) is excited to be a part of this historic transformation and we are proud to represent China. Our aim is to promote business, cultural exchange and to foster beneficial U.S. - China business relationships. We also endeavor to promote entrepreneurship and provide coaching and support for Chinese professionals in the Silicon Valley. We hope to contribute toward the success of a new generation of Chinese entrepreneurs and business leaders in the global economy.
HYSTA was established in 1999 by a group of Chinese entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. From humble beginning as foreign students with almost no assets or connections, they became prominent business leaders in the Silicon Valley. They created HYSTA with the hope to share their experiences and knowledge with young Chinese professionals entering the business world. HYSTA, in Chinese, means both Chinese origin and resources for the Chinese.
Today, HYSTA is the leading Chinese professional organization in the Silicon Valley. It has become a trusted network for both young talents, those who have accumulated years of wisdom and a platform to exchange knowledge between the two. HYSTA has also become a valuable partner for a wide range of businesses interested in China and in accessing the rich and vibrant Chinese business community in the Silicon Valley.