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A Warm Welcome from the Chair Dear All, On behalf of organizing committee of CMU Summit on US-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship, I would love to express my warmest welcome to you. Welcome you to our conference, to Carnegie Mellon and Pittsburgh.

Rui Ma Founder and Chair

This first ever China focused conference in Pittsburgh is organized by a group of highly motivated Carnegie Mellon University students and alumni. Majority of them are Chinese. We receive world-renowned education here at CMU. We are impressed by CMU’s innovation and research excellence. We are also inspired by the power of Pittsburgh region which fuels the greatest comeback stories in America. People work together here in a way benefiting all. These are the inspirations motivating us to put this conference together. Communication. Partnership. Innovation. Technologies which can bring changes. These are four focus of CMU Summit on US-China Innovation and entrepreneurship. We strive to facilitate high-end conversations, to build a platform for leaders to exchange ideas, and to campaign CMU and Pittsburgh in China and vice versa. With great support from Chinese companies, CMU and Pittsburgh region, with your participation, we are here today. We promise our 2012 conference is just a beginning. To impact and to impress, there will be more to come. Sincerely,

Rui Ma

CONTENT INDEX Summit Introduction ..................................1 CMU & Pittsburgh Introduction ................ 2 Agenda ..................................................... 3 Opening Remarks .................................... 4 Keynote Speakers .................................... 5 Panel Speakers ......................................... 7 New Venture Competition ..................... 19 Summit Team List ..................................... 21 Partners .................................................... 23 Sponsors & Media ................................... 24

SUMMIT INTRODUCTION About CMU Summit CMU Summit on US-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship is organized by the joint efforts of the CMU Summit committee, CMU Chinese Student & Scholars Association (CMU-CSSA), and Hua Yuan Science and Techonology Association (HYSTA). The summit will host leading scholars, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers and venture capitalists from both the U.S. and China to discuss current issues including information technology, energy, health care, finance and entrepreneurship and innovation. The summit is also highlighted by its new venture competition, technology showcase, career fair and networking event.

Our Mission To address emerging challenges in new energy, IT, healthcare, finance and capital market, and other areas where China and the US share common interests. To involve leading institutions of both China and the U.S., including Carnegie Mellon University, the city government of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh local entrepreneurs, Chinese decision and policy makers, and Chinese industry leaders and scholars, in a better mutual understanding. To provide a platform for the exchange of ideas about technological and industrial development among leading scholars, students, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, and potential investors from China and the U.S. To promote entrepreneurship and innovation at CMU and the Pittsburgh region that will in return improve US-China cooperation.



CMU & PITTSBURGH About Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon ( is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 11,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions to real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, PA. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico. The university has crossed the $1 billion fundraising campaign milestone, titled “Inspire Innovation: The Campaign for Carnegie Mellon University,” which aims to build its endowment, support faculty, students and innovative research, and enhance the physical campus with equipment and facility improvements.

About Pittsburgh Pittsburgh is the second largest city of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Allegheny County. Nationally, it is the 22nd largest urban area in the United States. Pittsburgh is known colloquially as “the City of Bridges” and “the Steel City” for its many bridges and former steel manufacturing base. While the city is historically known for its steel industry, today its economy is largely based on healthcare, education, technology, robotics, and financial services. The downturn of the steel industry left no steel mills within the City of Pittsburgh and only two remaining mills in the county. By contrast, the region supports 1,600 technology companies, ranging from a Google campus to small startups. Major publications often note Pittsburgh’s high livability with the city claiming the top overall spot in the United States in recent “most livable city” lists by Places Rated Almanac (2007), Forbes (2010), and The Economist (2011). In 2012, National Geographic named Pittsburgh one of the best worldwide travel destinations.


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Check-in McConomy & Giant Eagle Auditorium Opening Remarks McConomy (Live) and Giant Eagle Auditorium (Simulcast) Rich Fitzgerald, Edward S. Rubin McConomy (Live) and Giant Eagle Auditorium (Simulcast) Ying Huang McConomy (Live) and Giant Eagle Auditorium (Simulcast) Lunch Panel: Panel: Cloud Computing & Security Technology Finance McConomy Auditorium Giant Eagle Auditorium Break Panel: Panel: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Healthcare McConomy Auditorium Giant Eagle Auditorium Private Dinner

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OPENING REMARKS Lenore Blum Director, Project Olympus Distinguished Career Professor Computer Science As a noted mathematician and computer scientist, Lenore Blum is working to forge strong ties between Carnegie Mellon faculty and students who are doing world-class research and the business and investment community that can help move those ideas into the marketplace. Blum leads the Project Olympus efforts to provide start-up advice, micro-grants, and incubator space for faculty and students across campus and helps connect them to interested parties within our regional, national and global communities. She was a 2004 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring. At Carnegie Mellon, she is a faculty adviser to the Women@SCS program.

David S. Mawhinney Assistant Teaching Professor Entrepreneurship Associate Director Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship Managing Director Open Field Entrepreneurs Fund Director, i6 Agile Innovation System Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon, Mr. Mawhinney was co-founder, Chairman and CEO of mSpoke, an Internet content and advertising recommendation engine, was acquired in 2010 by LinkedIn, the world’s leading professional social networking site. Mr. Mawhinney is also an active Board Member at MedSage Technologies (now NewCare Solutions LLC), EZ-FLO Injection Systems, CloudFab LLC, SnapRetail, and the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Alumni Association (ex-officio, Past President.). He is an Advisory Board Member to InnovationWork’s AlphaLab, Pittsburgh Equity Partners, and Carnegie Mellon University’s Project Olympus.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Rich Fitzgerald Allegheny County Executive A life-long Pittsburgher, Rich Fitzgerald grew up in the city’s Bloomfield neighborhood. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University, where he earned a degree in mechanical engineering and minored in business. During his time on County Council, Rich worked to reform government and save taxpayers money by taking on popular officials and eliminating a number of row offices. Through his legislation and leadership, Allegheny now has a Homestead Exemption for property owners and a Human Relations Commission. In 2011, Rich resigned from County Council to run for Chief Executive. Having won election to that seat on November 8th, Rich took office on January 3, 2012.

Edward S. Rubin Alumni Chair Professor Carnegie Mellon University 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate as a member of IPCC Dr. Edward Rubin is the Alumni Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Science at Carnegie Mellon University. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Engineering & Public Policy, and Mechanical Engineering, and was the founding director of the university’s Center for Energy and Environmental Studies and the Environmental Institute. He served as a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Carbon Dioxide Capture and Storage, and more recently served on the U.S. National Academies study of “America’s Climate Choices.” He was also appointed to the “blue ribbon” advisory committees of the State of California and the Province of Alberta, Canada to advise on policies for carbon capture and storage. He is the author of over 200 technical publications and recipient of the Lyman A. Ripperton Award for distinguished achievements as an educator, and the Distinguished Professor of Engineering Award for outstanding achievements in engineering research, education and public service. Dr. Rubin received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University.


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Gongquan Wang Co-Founder and Partner CDH Venture Partners He leads the CDH Venture Partners, L.P. Mr. Wang is a General Manager of Hainan Xiugang Industrial Development Co., Ltd. He serves as the Chairman and Director of IDG Capital Partners. Mr. Wang has been an Independent Director of China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd., since November 2007. Mr. Wang was the Chairman of Vantone Investment Group and the Honorary Chairman at Vantone Enterprise Group. Mr. Wang served as a Director of ChinaEdu Corporation. He also serves a Director of Almer Mater. Mr. Wang also serves on the Board of Trustees at Jilin Industrial University. He received a B.B.A. from Jilin Industrial University in 1984 and holds a degree in Management Engineering from the Jilin Engineering Institute.

Ying Huang Senior Manager and Research Staff Member IBM T.J. Watson Research Center Associate Director, IBM Research – China Professor and Chair Department of Service Science and Engineering at Peking University Adjunct professors Columbia University and New York University Dr. Ying Huang received the Ph.D. degree in Operation Research from Stanford University, and B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Fudan University. He has been working extensively in the areas of Enterprise IT Transformation, Cloud-delivered application services platform technology, business integration solution models, methods and tools, Model-Driven Architecture and Service-Oriented Architecture for business integration solutions. He is a member of Service Computing Committee of China Computer Federation, and a Senior Expert of China e-Commerce Association. He has received various research accomplishments and quality awards from both IBM Research and Philips Research.


PANEL SPEAKERS IT Panel Information and Digital Entertainment Technology A New Era of Search, Social Communication and Entertainment on the Web In the new millennium, information technology further revolutionized the world, spawning a plethora of groundbreaking products that have fundamentally changed the way people work and live. Particularly, information technology has made a great variety of cool ideas a reality, and the Internet has become a more enjoyable place for knowledge acquisition, business, socializing, entertainment, etc. In this panel, we would like to present you a slew of tech talks, featuring advanced technologies in box computing via semantic search, social gaming, services computing, and large scale platforms for online video distribution and optimization.

Pradeep K. Khosla


Dean, College of Engineering The Philip and Marsha Dowd University Professor Carnegie Mellon University Dr.Khosla’s research has resulted in three books and more than 350 journal and conference articles. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Association of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), and a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE).

Alex Tze-Pin Cheng

Executive Director and General Manager US R&D Center, Baidu Inc Mr.Cheng is an executive director at Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine and the market leader in China. He manages the Products and R&D division for monetization platforms, including the paid search, display advertising and analytics products. He received his B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and he also got a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.


Hui Zhang

Professor in Computer Science Department Carnegie Mellon University Co-founder and Chief Scientist Conviva Inc. As an ACM Fellow, Dr. Zhang is one of the world’s leading authorities on Internet Quality of Service (QoS), video streaming, network control, and Internet architecture. He supervised Ion Stoica’s 2001 award-winning Ph.D. dissertation on Internet QoS. His End System Multicast research group at CMU pioneered the overlay multicast architecture and developed the world’s first peer-to-peer live streaming system.

Ying Huang

Senior Manager and Research Staff Member IBM T.J. Watson Research Center Former Associate Director IBM Research China Dr.Huang received the Ph.D. degree in Operation Research from Stanford University. He has been working extensively in the areas of enterprise IT transformation, web delivered services technology, business integration solution models, model-driven architecture and service-oriented architecture for business integration solutions.

Jesse Schell

Assistant Professor Entertainment Technology Center Carnegie Mellon University CEO and Creative Director Schell Games Dr.Schell is the CEO of Pittsburgh’s largest video game studio, Schell Games, and the former chairman of the International Game Developers Association. In 2004, he was named one of the world’s Top 100 Young Innovators by Technology Review, MIT’s magazine of innovation. Before coming to Carnegie Mellon, he was the Creative Director of the Disney Virtual Reality Studio.


PANEL SPEAKERS IT Panel Internet Service and Cloud Computing Computing as a utility, the strong success pattern and the long-held dream for innovations in Internet Service Computing has become a major part of the fabric of modern society as about two billion people are on the Internet. Cloud Computing, as a new model which cuts through complexity by leveraging the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure comsumed as a service, has potentially transformed a large part of the IT industry and reshaped the way IT hardware is designed and purchased. In this panel, we would like to invite you to discuss the key trends of cloud computing, including Trustworthy Computing, Next Generation Secure, IT outsourcing, Web services, Big data analytics and Mobile Internet.

Philip Gibbons


Principal Investigator Intel Science and Technology Center for Cloud Computing Intel corporation Dr. Phillip B. Gibbons is a Research Scientist and Principal Investigator for the Intel Science and Technology Center for Cloud Computing (2011-present). Gibbons is an Adjunct (Full) Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University and University of Pittsburgh. He is elected ACM Fellow for contributions to parallel computing, databases, and sensor networks in 2006.

Lei Chen

General Manager Open Platform and Cloud Computing Tencent Inc. Mr. Lei Chen is a general manager of Open Platform and Cloud Computing department in Tencent Inc.. Tencent Open Platform allows application developers to reach users through various Tencent’s social, communication and media platforms. Lei holds two master’s degrees in computer science from University of Texas at Austin and Tsinghua University


Yong Qiao

Director of Engineering, RSA Security Division of EMC Dr. Yong Qiao is a Director of Engineering at RSA, the Security Division of EMC. He is responsible for the development of RSA’s industry-leading strong authentication product family, which provides identity management and protection for both enterprise and consumer applications. Dr. Qiao received his Ph.D. and M.S. from California Institute of Technology and his B.S from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. David Lucas

Chief Strategy Officer GCE Mr. David Lucas is the Chief Strategy Officer for GCE, responsible for executing GCE’s Cloud strategy in the Federal and commercial marketplaces. Mr. Lucas’ key to success is his ability to translate the benefits of Cloud technologies into practical business solutions. As an expert in the areas of Cloud computing, Big Data, and Federal information technology, Mr. Lucas is a highly sought-after speaker.

Nino Vidovic

Chief Technology Officer Innovation Center Corporate Research US Huawei Technologies Mr. Nino Vidovic is Chief Technology Officer for Innovation Center Corporate Research US at Huawei Technologies. He oversees overall strategic technology direction, leads the design of Mobile Cloud Platform and SaaS solutions, directs global team spanning multiple research and development sites on three continents and collaborates with strategic partners and customers. Nino is an alumnus of Carnegie Mellon University.

Alex Tze-Pin Cheng

Executive Director and General Manager US R&D Center, Baidu Inc Mr.Cheng is an executive director at Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine and the market leader in China. He manages the Products and R&D division for monetization platforms, including the paid search, display advertising and analytics products. He received his B.S. in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley and he also got a M.S. in Computer Science from Stanford University.


PANEL SPEAKERS Energy and Environment Panel: Toward a Sustainable Future Challenges and Opportunities in Energy Availability and High-efficiency Use Energy and the environment problem, especially the global climate change has become a major concern for our planet. As the two largest economies in the world, the United States and China have the responsibility and opportunity to work hand-in-hand solving the problem and building a sustainable future for our children. Carnegie Mellon University has world leading researchers in this sphere. Together with policy makers, entrepreneurs, investors and anyone who are interested in solving this problem, we are ready to proceed.

Volker Hartkopf


Chair United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) Sustainable Building Construction Initiative (SCBI) Director Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics Carnegie Mellon University Dr. Hartkopf has been teaching and conducting research at Carnegie Mellon University since 1972. In 1975 he co-initiated and subsequently directed, until 1981, the first multidisciplinary program in Architecture, Engineering and Planning in the USA. He was named as the Chair at United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) Sustainable Building Construction Initiative (SCBI) in 2007.

Khee Poh Lam

Board of Directors US Energy Foundation Professor School of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University Dr. Lam is actively working with Energy Foundation China Sustainable Energy Program on a range of activities including green building codes and standards, education and training, as well as green design of various demonstration projects in China. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Tsinghua University in China.


Louis Schwartz

President China Strategies, LLC, Louis Schwartz, a lawyer and China specialist who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, is the president of China Strategies LLC. Lou earned degrees in East Asian Studies from the University of Michigan and Harvard University where he studied Chinese language and literature, economics and law, among other disciplines. Lou also earned a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

Thomas C. Peters

Executive Vice President, Scalo Solar Solutions, LLC. Mr. Peters academic credentials range from civil engineering at the University of Virginia, Economics from Carnegie Mellon University, fine art at the Rhode Island School of Design and Harvard Business School continuing education in Real Estate Development. Prior to Scalo Solar, he has completed $500M in commercial real estate development during his career.

Charles E. Taylor

Director, Chemistry and Surface Science Division National Energy Technology Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy Dr. Taylor received his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Duquesne University in 1985. He served as the 2009 Chair of the American Chemical Society’s Division of Fuel Chemistry, Secretary or Vthe American Chemical Society’s Division of Fuel Chemistry, President of the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society, and Secretary of the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society.

Jerald J. Fletcher

Director Advanced Coal Technology Consortium of the USChina Clean Energy Research Center Dr.Fletcher receives his Ph.D degree from University of California, Davis in 1982. He has more than 30 years’ research experience in clean coal energy sphere. The US-China Clean Energy Research Center is the first and the largest US-China joint energy research center that is focused on energy availability and high efficiency use of energy source.


PANEL SPEAKERS Healthcare Panel Challenges in Today’s Healthcare – an Innovative Approach The healthcare panel brings in healthcare leaders from different areas of healthcare: healthcare information technology, pharmaceutical, policy making and hospital providers to discuss with you the challenges in today’s healthcare and, more importantly, how innovation and entrepreneurship are the keys in tackling those challenges. Based on their working experiences, the panelists will share with you the culture difference, the trends in each market and how you can leverage your experience from one market to another to achieve success in your career.

Lee Kim


Attorney Tucker Arensberg Attorneys Lee Kim practices healthcare and health information technology law and assists clients with electronic health record licensing and related service contract issues and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act issues, including HIPAA Security Rule policies, compliance, and training. Lee is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Board of Directors and program committee chair. chair.

Ling Li

Professor of Economics China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) National School of Development, Peking University Advisor of the State Council Ministry of Health of China Beijing Municipal Government and Guangdong Municipal Government Ling Li is Professor of Economics at the China Center for Economic Research (CCER), National School of Development of Peking University. She is also Advisor of the Minister of Health of China, Beijing Municipal Government and Guangdong Municipal Government, and Consultant for China Health Care Reform in the World Bank.


Gary Bucciarelli

Vice President, Strategic Marketing - Emerging Business,Radiology, Bayer HealthCare Medical Care Mr. Gary Bucciarelli is Vice President of Strategic Marketing Emerging Business of Radiology, Bayer HealthCare Medical Care. Prior to his current role, Gary worked with MEDRAD (now part of Bayer HealthCare) in various senior management positions. Prior to joining MEDRAD, he spent 11 years with PriceWaterhouseCoopers (formerly Coopers & Lybrand), where he was a member of the firm’s audit department.

Xiaoyan Zhang

President and CEO KIT Solutions Dr. Zhang is the founder, president and CEO of KIT SolutionsÂŽ LLC., a high-tech company provides on-line, real-time, data-driven decision support services using Knowledge-based Information Technology (KIT) solutions for the field of Health and Human Services (HHS). In June, 2008, he was named finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award in Upstate New York, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Wei Zhou

President and CEO Centrillion Biosciences, Inc. Dr. Wei Zhou is the president and CEO of Centrillion Biosciences. He is also an attorney with over 20 years of broad experience in life sciences and informatics. He founded Centrillion Biosciences in 2009 and was a partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati before that. He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech and his J.D. from Stanford University.

Chuanyue (Cary) Wu

Associate Medical and Scientific Director International & Commercial Services Division University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Dr. Chuanyue (Cary) Wu is associate medical and scientific director, International & Commercial Services Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Wu has been actively involved in UPMC activities in China. In addition, Dr. Wu is assistant dean for China academic programs at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and Lombardi and Shinozuka Experimental Pathology Research Chair and professor in the Department of Pathology.


PANEL SPEAKERS Finance and Capital Market Panel Opportunities and Challenges during Transformation The last few years have witnessed a serious decline of the global financial market. Outputs in advanced economies and emerging markets have slumped. Reversal in capital flows, currency depreciation, and liquidity problems coupled with negative growth. In this finance panel, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the Chinese economy and financial market, and how various Chinese financial entities can better establish China’s role in the global capital markets.

Michael Ewens


Assistant Professor Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University Dr. Ewens’ research sits at the intersection of venture capital and areas in both finance and entrepreneurship. Since 2006 he has worked as a quantitative analyst and currently a quantitative adviser for Correlation Ventures, a venture capital firm based in San Diego. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego in 2010.

Jay Guo

Head Global Fixed Income Quantitative Methodology Group IDC Dr. Jay Guo currently also serves as Council Member at Absolute Return Investment Management Association of China and Global Chinese Real Estate Congress, Board Member at Xie Yu Education Foundation and Adjunct Professor of the Zicklin School of Business at CUNY. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Indiana University Bloomington.


Shengbei Guo

CEO and Chief Investment Officer GSB Podium Advisors, LLC Mr. Guo is the Founder and CEO of GSB Podium Advisors, LLC. Its primary business is quantitative trading with statistical and technical analysis and macro-economic studies. Mr. Guo received his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Peking University in July 1990, his M.S. degree in Computer Science from Columbia University in May 1991, and his MBA degree from Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania in May 1999.

Charles Kennedy

Chief Investment Officer Carnegie Mellon University Mr. Kennedy was chosen to be the CIO for the University in January 2012. From 1995 to 2002, Kennedy was a principal investment banker at RBC Capital Markets, formerly Dain Rauscher Wessels (DRW). As a partner with DRW Venture Partners, he oversaw investments in 15 companies. Kennedy earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1995. He graduated valedictorian of his 1988 class at Duquesne, where he earned a bachelor’ degree in business administration.

Tyler Yang

Chairman and CEO Integrated Financial Engineering Group Dr. Tyler Yang has over twenty years of experience in mortgage analytics and portfolio credit risk management. Dr. Yang is active in several academic and industry organizations, and is currently the Executive Director and an exPresident of the Asian Real Estate Society. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Finance and M.Arch. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


PANEL SPEAKERS Innovation and Entrepreneurship Panel Challenges in Creating Win-Win US-China Partnerships Innovation is the only way upon which China will be able to persist and maintain a long-term strong economy and strong economic growth in the future. China needs to transform its economy from one with labor intensive manufacturing and assembly to an economy where innovation and high value products take root from within. Entrepreneurship is one of the key point to facilitate the transformation. What is the research and commercialization infrastructure and ecosystems in US and China? How to build collaborative, virtual teams across geographical and cultural boundaries? How’s current capital markets – China to US and US to China?

Arthur Boni


John R. Thorne Chair of Entrepreneurship Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University Executive Director Donald H.Jones Center for Entrepreneurship Dr. Boni has held the John R. Thorne Chair of Entrepreneurship at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University since 2003. He teaches undergraduates, MBAs, and executives in emerging companies. His teaching and research interests include: entrepreneurship and new venture creation, commercialization of technology and biotechnology, venture capital investing, innovation and entrepreneurship in organizations, leadership and broad-based ownership.

Xiaodong Jiang

Managing Director NEA China Mr. Jiang joined NEA in 2005 and his areas of interest include technology, consumer, healthcare and growth equity opportunities. He is on the board of Redbaby, Uni-Power Group, LianLian Pay, Shenghui Lighting, Novast Pharmaceuticals, NexChem Pharmaceuticals, and HYGEIA Medical Services. Xiaodong was recently honored by Entrepreneur magazine in China as one of China’s most influential venture capitalists under age 40.


Alan Song

Managing Partner Softbank China Venture Capital Dr. Song joined Softbank China Venture Capital in January 2000. His key role has been deal sourcing, execution, and portfolio management. He has rich experiences in both investment and entrepreneurship. He has in-depth knowledge in a broad range of technologies, and his main investment interests are early middle stage high-tech companies. Before this, Dr. Song held key positions in various high-tech companies.

Alan West

President and CEO Carmell Therapeutics Corp. Mr. West is President and CEO of Carmell Therapeutics Corp., an exciting new medical company that spun out of Carnegie Mellon University. Carmell is developing a strategy to enter the Chinese market and has been partnering with a number of key players there. Before this, Mr. West was employed by the Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse as an Executive in Residence.

Shu Huang

Founder and Partner Ferry Venture Capital Mr. Huang has abundant entrepreneurship and investment experience. He founded two software start-ups, and currently serve as Founding Partner of Ferry Venture Capital. Mr. Huang founded Provilla Inc. in 2005. Provilla was aquired by Trend Micro in 2007. After the acquisition, Mr. Huang served as Business Development Director of Trend Micro. Before founding Provilla, Mr. Huang co-founded ChinaTech Future LLC.

Gary Gardiner

Manager Entertainment & Education Initiatives Idea Foundry Mr. Gardiner joined Idea Foundry in 2009 and brings a wide range of experience, including business planning, software engineering, design, sales, and marketing. Mr. Gardiner is passionate about entertainment technology, education, and innovation. He pursues to combine his creativity, design, and story-telling talent with his passion for structures, systems, and quantified results. Before this, he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co.


NEW VENTURE COMPETITION Introduction At CMU Summit New Venture Competition, we identify cool startup ideas; we help transform ideas to business; we make it happen. Innovation is at the center of entrepreneurial endeavors; it is in the Carnegie Mellon’s DNA. The summit showcases successful innovation in a broad scope, and uncovers insights behind the success. The competition takes a step further. It spurs innovative and entrepreneurial spirits, and helps young entrepreneurs succeed.

Judge List Chenwen Yuan

Analyst ZhenFund Prior to ZhenFund’s establishment, Chenwen was Xu Xiaoping’s Investment Assistant and coordinated over 30 of his early stage angel investments. In addition, Chenwen oversees ZhenFund’s relationships with overseas student communities. She graduated in 2010 with a B.A. in Finance & Marketing from Boston University.


Seán Sebastian

Partner Birchmere Ventures Mr. Seán Sebastian is Birchmere’s founding partner. He is responsible for sourcing and evaluating venture capital opportunities primarily in the technology sector. Seán has over 25 years of experience in technology commercialization, management consulting, systems integration, and financial services. During his 16 years of active venture capital investing, Seán has made multiple successful investments resulting in IPOs and M&A exits.

Shu Huang

Founder and Partner Ferry Venture Capital Mr. Huang has abundant entrepreneurship and investment experience. He founded two software start-ups, and currently serve as Founding Partner of Ferry Venture Capital. Mr. Huang founded Provilla Inc. in 2005. Provilla was aquired by Trend Micro in 2007. After the acquisition, Mr. Huang served as Business Development Director of Trend Micro. Before founding Provilla, Shu Huang cofounded ChinaTech Future LLC.

Alan Song

Managing Partner Softbank China Venture Capital Dr. Song joined Softbank China Venture Capital in January 2000. His key role has been deal sourcing, execution, and portfolio management. He has rich experiences in both investment and entrepreneurship. He has in-depth knowledge in a broad range of technologies, and his main investment interests are early middle stage high-tech companies. Before this, Dr. Song held key positions in various high-tech companies.


CMU SUMMIT TEAM MEMBERS Rui Ma: Founder and Chair Kejia Wang: Vice Chair, Public Relations Director Pengxuan Chen: Vice Chair (Sponsors, Speakers, and Marketing) Qi Wu: Vice Chair (Speakers) Xi Tan: Vice Chair (Operation, Speakers and Website) Shang Gao: NYC Regional Director Xinzhu Li: Bay Area Regional Director Zhuo Zhang: New Jersey Regional Director



Jing Xu: Conference Secretary Financial and Capital Market Panel Leader Mei Sun: Conference Secretary

Xin Gong: Co-director Yuan Wang: Co-director Chen Feng: Associate Yifei Li: Associate

Operation Xiaoqi Yin: Director Yun Cai: Director Xin Wan: Associate Director Weiru Shi: Associate Director Yating Zhang: Associate Mengrui Zhang: Associate Haiyan Huang: Associate

Web/Tech support Zilin Jiang: Director Qiwei Han: Associate Frank Fan: Associate Dong Han: Associate Tao Huang: Associate

Public Relation Kejia Wang: Director Peilin Li: Associate Director Xin Zheng: Associate Director Ying Lou: Associate Director Qiwei Han: Associate Lin Jing: Associate Yun Cai: Associate Miao Jiang: Associate Chengfu Chen: Associate Andrea Longini: Associate Kenny X Zhu: Associate Jason Chen: PR Associate Intern Sheila Chan: PR Associate Intern Sandra Yeh: PR Associate Intern Jipeng Han: Marketing Director Jing Lin: Associate


Speaker Relation


Qiwei Han: Co-director Yu Fan: Co-director Panel Leader Bowen Gui: Co-director Mo Li: Associate

Donghan Wang: Co-Director Duo Ding: Co-Director Erke Huang: Associate Hantian (Annabelle) Huang: Associate Jie Bai: Associate Yanqi Weng: Associate

IT Panel Chen Wang: Panel Leader Guang Xiang: Panel Leader Wei Wei: Associate Jun Zhao: Associate Jiacheng Hong: Associate Zeyu Zheng: Associate

Sponsor Relation Shuxing Deng: Director Wen Li: Associate Xin Wang: Associate Bo Wang: Associate Han Liu: Associate

Finance Panel Tian Wu: Panel Leader Jing Xu: Panel leader Shen Tian: Associate Wei Wang: Associate


Healthcare Panel


Han Wang: Panel Leader Man Guo: Associate Yingjie Lin: Associate

Innovation Panel

Xin Zheng: Director

Zongwei Zhou: Director Qifan Hu: Associate Chao Shen: Associate

Bowen Gui: Panel Leader Yu Fan: Panel Leader Jue Wang: Associate

Alumni Relation

Energy Panel

Outreach Liaison

Jie Zhao: Panel Leader Peng Peng: Associate Liwei Zhang: Associate

Yun Cai: Director

Yang Xi: Director


PARTNERS Legal Advisor Jesse Chen,Attorney-at-Law


CMU Chinese Student and Scholar Association

Pittsburgh Technology Council

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

CEO at Stanford

Project Olympus

Donald H. Jones Center for Entrepreneurship


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Diamond Sponsor

Golden Sponsor

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