"New Trends Among Asia-focused Accelerators — Incubating at a Distance" Panel Discussion
- Elisa Chiu, CEO of Anchor Taiwan
- Varun Kanotra, Managing Partner of TechGrind Venture Capital
- Jung Moon, Co-CEO/Founding Partner, SV 101 Innovation Lab
- Dr. Richard Dasher, Director of the US-Asia Technology Management Center (Moderator)
Elisa Chiu operates at the intersection of tech innovation, cultural immersion and cross-border collaboration. She is the founder and curator behind Anchor Taiwan's signature soft-landing program, partnering with governments, corporates and tech communities to provide industry access and business intelligence. She works closely with top entrepreneurs and professionals from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, Warner Bros., UBS, Deutsche Telekom and such for growth, market entry and investment in Asia. Elisa was awarded 40 Under 40 Girls in Tech in Taiwan for her cross-border initiatives in empowering talent and communities. Anchor Taiwan has a 9.4/10 average rating from its alumni and was featured on Business Weekly for its unprecedented ways of bringing tech influencers to Taiwan.
Jung Moon has extensive professional experience in technology cross-border between Korea and Silicon Valley in various areas including IT, BT, and Clean Tech in his professional career. He was Sr. Director at AMB Property in Korea and managed $125 million REITs fund, and evaluated industrial complex real estate development projects and acquired several global distribution properties.
During his term of office at Korean Consulate General in SF, his role is not only initiating and connecting Korean technology in the US for the technology development and collaboration along with venture capital firm’s investment but also enhancing a strong governmental business and economic relations between Korea and the State of California. He has successfully induced several major SV global companies including Intel, Google, AMB Property, and many other SV companies’ Korea expansion and provided strategic guidelines for Korean conglomerates such as SK Telecom, LG Display, Hynix, and many small and medium companies.
Dr. Richard Dasher has directed the US-Asia Technology Management Center since 1994. He also served concurrently as Executive Director of the Center for Integrated Systems (now renamed as the Stanford SystemX Alliance) 1998 – 2015. From 2004, Dr. Dasher became the first non-Japanese person to join the governance of a Japanese national university, serving on the Board of Directors of Tohoku University and continuing on their Management Council through 2010. He is on advisory boards for government research institutions, S&T funding programs, startup companies, and accelerators in Japan, S. Korea, China, and Thailand, as well as in Silicon Valley.
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