San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Innovation in Wearable Technology: Building a Wearable Life
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 6:30PM--9:00PM
Fenwick & West LLP, 801 California Street, Mountain View, CA
Free for students (please bring student card for verification)
There is no doubt that wearable computing is taking the spotlight of the entire tech industry right now. What are the value propositions of these wearable products? What are the greatest business opportunities and technical challenges faced by the entrepreneurs? Are we truly ready for a wearable lifestyle?
CHAIN’s dedicated panel event on wearable technology will bring you close to the brains behind some of the hottest wearable startups in the valley. Join us to find out the fascinating stories of several amazing wearable products and where the wearable trend is going next.
Panelists & Moderator
Matthew Diamond, Medical Lead, Misfit Wearables
Dhananja Jayalath, Founder & CEO, Athos
Steven Eidelman, Co-Founder & Head of Product, Whistle
Jason Gui, Co-Founder & CTO, Vigo
Benjamin Tseng (Moderator), Investment VP, DCM
6:30PM—7:00PM: Registration and networking (refreshment will be served)
7:00PM—7:10PM: Host introduction of event & moderator introduction of panelists
7:10PM—8:40PM: Panel discussion and Q&A
Matthew Diamond (MD PhD) Matthew is a sports medicine physician and the medical lead at Misfit Wearables, makers of highly wearable computing products, including the award-winning Shine, an elegant activity monitor. Matthew serves in national leadership roles in sports medicine and is on the faculty of New York University’s Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and Harkness Center for Dance Injuries. He pursued advanced training in physiology and biophysics at Mount Sinai in New York City, and he was a fellow in spine and sports medicine at the Hospital for Special Surgery. An award-winning teacher and researcher of integrative medicine and mobile health, Matthew is passionate about helping people improve their mobility and performance through innovative, integrative medical treatments and the development of wearable devices that promote wellness.
Dhananja Jayalath Founder & CEO of Athos. Recently graduated from University of Waterloo with a passion to change the world through advanced technologies. Enthusiastic about developing hardware and software for the mobile consumer electronics market and embedded devices. Specialties include embedded systems, Linux, and BSD. Experienced in circuit design and verification, and fabrication with composite materials, electrical hardware/software verification, embedded software development and, wood working.
Steven Eidelman Steven is the Co-Founder & Head of Product at Whistle, where he and his team have led the charge in designing the brand’s flagship wireless monitoring system for pets. Steven co-founded Whistle following his time at Spectrum Equity, where he focused on investments in consumer Internet and digital media companies. Previously, he drove strategy for Warner Music Group and worked with a number of tech, healthcare and private equity clients while at Bain & Company. Steven graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in political science, with a focus on international politics.
Jason Gui Jason is the Co-Founder of Vigo, the first personal energy gauge. Jason holds a degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Marketing and Operations Management from the Wharton School. Previously he founded Three Fellows, a video show showcasing the lives of international students in the US that garnered millions of views and partnerships with major TV stations, and Xinci.so, the Chinese Urban Dictionary. Jason has been building hardware and software devices ever since he built a dumpling-maker out of Lego as a kid. He has lived in China, New Zealand, Australia and now resides in San Francisco.
Benjamin Tseng As an Investment VP, Benjamin Tseng is responsible for analyzing investment opportunities, assisting on financings for new and existing portfolio companies, and helping portfolio companies on M&A and strategic matters. Prior to DCM, Benjamin was a Senior Associate Consultant with management consulting firm Bain & Company in the Bay Area where he advised several technology clients on strategic and operational issues. He has experience evaluating new markets, strategies, and acquisitions, and covered verticals including semiconductors, mobile, eCommerce, and next-generation computing systems.
When & Where
China America Innovation Network (CHAIN)
CHAIN aims to help entrepreneurs transform innovation into value through knowledge and resource exchange between U.S. and China. Our mission is to build a multinational ecosystem of mentors, experts, professionals, and peers based in U.S. and China that will enable entrepreneurs to realize their entrepreneurial ambitions by accessing resources from both U.S. and China. As a non-profit organization, we are powered by a team of passionate volunteers: successful entrepreneurs, experienced executives, business operations professionals and engineering wizards. Founded in 2011, the CHAIN network now connects thousands of members in both Silicon Valley and China.