Program

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Saturday, 16 November 2013
08:00 — 09:00
Registration   32-LOBBY
09:00 — 09:10
Welcome Address   32-123
Hang Chen | Co-President, MIT-CHIEF
09:10 — 09:25
Opening Remarks   32-123
Victor Zue | Chair, MIT Greater China Strategy Working Group
09:25 — 09:55
Keynote Session 1   32-123
Iqbal Quadir | Founder and Director, Legatum Center at MIT
09:55 — 10:25
Keynote Session 2   32-123
Hugo Shong | Founding General Partner, IDG Capital Partners
10:25 — 10:40
Coffee Break
10:40 — 12:00
Panel 1: Emerging Technologies & The Future   32-123
12:00 — 13:30
Lunch
13:30 — 14:45
Panel 2A: Health Care and Biotechnology   34-101Panel 2B: Social Responsibilities & Innovations   32-123
15:00 — 15:30
Keynote Session 3   32-123
Dixon Doll | Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM
15:30 — 17:30
Business Plan Contest Finale   32-123
19:00 — 19:30
VIP Dinner Speech   TBA
19:30 — 22:00
VIP Dinner & Networking (by invitation only)   TBA
Sunday, 17 November 2013
09:00 — 09:30
Keynote Session 4   32-123
Weijia Victor Wang | Chairman, Mtone Wireless
09:30 — 10:00
Keynote Session 5   32-123
Zhihao Peter Zheng | Vice President, Tencent Inc.
10:00 — 10:15
Coffee Break
10:15 — 11:25
Panel 3A: Venture Investment   32-123Panel 3B: Start-up Development   34-101
11:30 — 12:00
Keynote Session 6   32-123
W. Christopher Fang | Worldwide Vice President of Medical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Synthes Spine & Trauma
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Welcome Address

Hang Chen

Co-President, MIT-CHIEF
Ph.D. Candidate, Department Of Chemistry, MIT
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Opening Remarks

Victor Zue

Chair, MIT Greater China Strategy Working Group
Delta Electronics Professor of EECS, MIT
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Keynote Session 1

Iqbal Quadir

Founder and Director, Legatum Center at MIT
Professor of the Practice of Development and Entrepreneurship, MIT
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Keynote Session 2

Hugo Shong

Founding General Partner, IDG Capital Partners
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Panel 1: Emerging Technologies & The Future

Technologies such as the Internet, solar power and nano-materials have once been considered as futuristic but eventually become accessible, prevalent, and integral to everyday life. We believe that the next generation of technological breakthroughs will change our lives even fundamentally. In this year’s MIT-CHIEF, we proudly present a new panel session: Emerging Technologies & The Future, bringing together visionaries in different fields to discuss the social and commercial impact of emerging technologies. We expect this panel session will stimulate interdisciplinary dialog, cross-sector collaboration, raise the awareness of state-of-the-art scientific and technical progress, and inspire the audiences to trace the future path to a better society. We will also examine the opportunities and challenges facing entrepreneurs and investors on those frontiers.

Dirk Ahlborn

President and CEO, JumpStartFund
Interim CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
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Elaine Chen

Vice President of Product Development, Rethink Robotics
Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
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Carl Dietrich

Co-Founder, CEO and CTO, Terrafugia
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John Leonard

Associate Department Head for Research, MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, MIT
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Kevan Weaver

Director of Technology Integration, TerraPower, LLC
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Panel 2A: Health Care and Biotechnology

This panel strives to bring leaders from both China and the U.S. to discuss the latest trend in the industry, especially the burgeoning business potential of health care information technology (such as EHR, Digital Health) and human genomics research. In particular, we aim to provide insights into how the advancement of these technologies can improve the quality of care for patients, and enhance the cost-effectiveness in the health care system. The panel will also examine the opportunities and challenges faced by start-ups from the perspectives of investors and entrepreneurs.

Patrick Angelastro

Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Management, ImpactRx, a Symphony Health Solutions Company
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Lucas DiLeo

President, Broadland Advisors
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Alan Jiang

Director of Asia R&D Strategy, Sanofi-Genzyme R&D Center (GRDC)
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Deniz Kural

Co-Founder and CEO, Seven Bridges Genomics
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Yingrui Li

CEO, BGI Tech
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Panel 2B: Social Responsibilities & Innovations

We brought about this topic since we know that the business is not only about making money nowadays – the sustainability of business ensures the long-term profitability of the corporate and connects the society and human beings. Business and social development would no longer be separated from each other; instead, the world of society and its people would be within an ecosystem, where the values and practices are interwoven with the social aspects, with ‘bigger’ vision and ‘higher’ purposes, to propel healthier economic development. In this panel, we will discuss the corporate social responsibilities, high-impact technologies that resolve social problems, social innovations and entrepreneurship, impact investment and specifically, the current status, difficulties and future of social business in China. Through the discussion of these topics, we hope we could bring higher awareness of sustainable models to entrepreneurs, and discover innovative solutions to social problems in China today.

Scot Frank

Co-Founder and CEO, One Earth Designs
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Amir Alexander Hasson

Founder and CEO, Oxigen USA, Inc
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Jason Jay

Director, MIT Sloan Initiative for Sustainable Business and Society
Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
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Jessica Martin

Innovation Associate, Acumen
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Eric Sorensen

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Carbon Roots International
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Jinlin Wang

CTO and VP of Engineering, Answers
Venture Advisor, TEEC Angel Fund
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Tao Zhang

Co-Founder and Managing Director, China Impact Fund (CIF)
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Keynote Session 3

Dixon Doll

Co-Founder and General Partner, DCM
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Business Plan Contest Finale

We have eight experienced judges for this year's Business Plan Contest Finale:

Gregg Fairbrothers

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration, Tuck School of Business
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Anna Fang

General Manager, ZhenFund
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Patrick Hale

Director, System Design and Management Fellows Program
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Ying Lee

Managing Director, YunFeng Capital
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Yong Liu

Director of Open Innovation and Partnerships, Baidu
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Michael Ming Quin

Partner, zPark Venture
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Charlemagne Quinitio

Director of Global Operations, Hult Prize
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Alan Song

Managing Partner, Softbank China Venture Capital
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Jinlin Wang

CTO and VP of Engineering, Answers
Venture Advisor, TEEC Angel Fund
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Elaine Wong

Co-Founder and Partner, HAO Capital
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Jin Xu

Vice President, Shaanxi Industrial Investment
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Eugene Zhang

CEO, InnoSpring
Managing Partner, TEEC Angel Fund
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Min Zhang

Founder and Managing Partner, Empower Investment
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VIP Dinner Speech

Gang Chen

Head of the Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT
Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, MIT
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Ying Lee

Managing Director, YunFeng Capital
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Pei Qi

Co-President, MIT-CHIEF
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Keynote Session 4

Weijia Victor Wang

Chairman, Mtone Wireless
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Keynote Session 5

Zhihao Peter Zheng

Vice President, Tencent Inc.
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Panel 3A: Venture Investment

Market never lacks amazing ideas, but only funds can turn the ideas into reality and profits. For start-ups, funding is the fuel on which a business runs. Nowadays there are more and more sources of funds for start-up founders, from traditional venture capital firms to newly created online venture capital platforms. During the process of funding start-ups, founders may face many challenges, e.g., identifying early stage funding sources, convincing them for a check and sometimes even making a choice among different funding sources. At the same time, investors such as venture capital firms are eager to embrace the era which can create giant miracles, like Google, Apple and Facebook. MIT has been a pioneer in hatching start-up companies in the world for many years with abundant experience of looking for appropriate venture investment. This year we will host a panel on Venture Investment, developing a deep-going discussion on roundly details in looking for funding and opening a window for people to learn more about funding status in China.

Anna Fang

General Manager, ZhenFund
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Charles Kane

Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
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Matthew Nordan

Vice President, Venrock Capital
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Michael Ming Quin

Partner, zPark Venture
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Elizabeth Riley

Adjunct Professor, Babson and Olin College of Engineering
President and Co-Founder, Mazza and Riley, Inc.
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Panel 3B: Start-up Development

When launching a new company, there are a number of factors to take into consideration. Yes, it helps if you have a unique product that perfectly matches customers’ needs. Yes, it’s great if you have an impressive business plan and an attractive pitch. Yes, it works if you have well-defined financial projections and decent potential return to investors. But at the end, after funding your company, the key to success is whether you have a talented start-up’s team that is able to effectively operate and manage your company. Unfortunately and understandably, not every start-up is gifted with an expert team who enjoys adequate experience and knowledge in coding, sales and marketing, product development, and business management. Especially, young college entrepreneurs who simply do not have enough real-world experience and business knowledge are often lack of the ability to have their ideas to be successfully commercialized. In particular, many problems may come up to the young entrepreneurs when managing and operating their companies in the early stage. For example, who should be invited to your board? What benefit plan should you provide for your employees? What is an appropriate way to divide equities between co-founders? How can you effectively market your products? Some of these problems are expected while some are changeling to handle. In order to resolve the concerns of young founders and provide valuable experience to operate and manage a start-up, this year we will host a panel on initial development of start-ups.

Dirk Ahlborn

President and CEO, JumpStartFund
Interim CEO, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies
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Zen Chu

Senior Lecturer in Health Care Innovation, MIT Sloan School of Management
Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
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Henry Cipolla

Chief Technology Officer, Localytics
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Yong Liu

Director of Open Innovation and Partnerships, Baidu
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Eugene Zhang

CEO, InnoSpring
Managing Partner, TEEC Angel Fund
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Keynote Session 6

W. Christopher Fang

Worldwide Vice President of Medical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Synthes Spine & Trauma
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