06/19/2012: Startup Forum by CTUAA and K&L Gates

Brief introduction:  Startups 101 for Global Entrepreneurs is part of the Chung-Tung University Alumni Association-NC (CTUAA-NC) continuing program on entrepreneurship for its Bay Area members. The program will address the basics of starting a company in the United States, in Greater China or in an offshore location like the Caymans and how to position the startup for investment and exit. Intellectual property strategy for a global startup will also be discussed. The topics will be presented in a practical, useful way and will focus on key issues so attendees can take the next step in transforming their idea into a business

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一路黔行 — 贵州支教活动

一路黔行是由交大学子发起,交大硅谷校友会赞助的小众支教活动,每年暑假在贵州黔东南贫困山区进行半个月左右教学活动,今年已经是活动开展第五年。其目的在于建立贵州黔东南贫困山区中小学校和上海地区高校学子之间的联系,为贫困山区的孩子送去物资和精神上的鼓励,并给参与活动的人员以深入真实西南农村学校进行亲身体验的机会,从一定程度上获取对这个社会更多的认识。

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6/2/2012 交通大學北加州校友會(CTUAA)美國職業生涯規劃論壇

Dear CTUAA alumni,

With the high growth of Chinese economy in recent decades, more and more students from Taiwan and China enter North America to get their graduate degrees.   According to the statistical data, there were 28 students who got admitted to Stanford after studying at the Michigan College of SJTU in 2011.   Statistics also indicate that in North California, more than 250 students come from CTU/JTU annually.

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热烈祝贺上海交通大学波士顿校友会成立

Congratulations to Shanghai Jiao Tong University Alumni Association of Greater Boston Area, and Haining Zheng elected as the president!

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05/03/2012 Startup Salon 7: How to Build a Successful Technology Company

Speaker: Mr. Jack Jia, Parnter of GSR Ventures, Founder/Chairman of Baynote Inc

The speaker will share with us his personal experience as a serial entrepreneur, as well as his thoughts about entrepreneurship and building technology companies. As a venture capitalist, the speaker will also provide us the insights into funding startups from VC’s perspective. In addition, the speaker will talk about opportunities in technology and China related sectors, and give us a brief introduction to GSR ventures. In the interactive discussion, the speaker will address your specific questions.

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04/26/2012 Monthly Lunch Meeting — Insights to Facebook Engineering

In light of Facebook’s upcoming IPO, we are very happy to have John Song, an SJTU FB-er, to join our monthly lunch meeting on the coming Thursday. John will share with us insights to FB, its engineering, and his thoughts about a career as an engineer in general.

 John was cofounder of two companies: GYM Technology in 1998 which was acquired by New Focus in 2001 for $50M, and raptr.com which was founded in 2007 and is still running by John’s partner. John’s first job out of UTAustin was at Microsoft in 1996. John also worked at Trilogy Development Group in Austin, Liberate Technology, VerdiSoft (later acquired by Yahoo), Yahoo. John joined Facebook in 2009.

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04/09/2012, SJTU-SV Startup Salon 6: The Nuts and Bolts of Forming a Start-up and Raising Funding

- Where to incorporate?
- How to negotiate with a VC?
- How to set up the founding team?
- How to protect your IP?
- Shall you hire employees or just consultants?
- Who should be on your board of directors or board of advisors?
- How to give equity to your employees/consultants and how much?
Perkins Coie attorneys Zhanping Wu and Kai Zhu will answer these key questions faced by an entrepreneur, provide practical advice on common issues, and share the pitfalls and traps for the unwary.  The presentation aims to give you a basic understanding of the typical corporate structure for start-up companies in Silicon Valley.  It will put you on the right track toward getting funding from angels and VCs. This presentation will be conducted in Chinese language with a follow-on Q&A session to facilitate discussion.
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03/14/2012, SJTU-SV Startup Salon 5 – Toward Entrepreneurship 走向创业 by Dr. Milton Chang

Topic: Toward Entrepreneurship by Dr. Milton Chang

                 – How to Start a Company, How to Succeed in America

Speaker: Dr. Milton Chang, Managing Director, Incubic Management

The speaker will describe a sensible way to start a business without taking undue risk. In essence, instead of looking for a big idea, start modestly in your area of expertise to serve a well-defined group of customers really well. You will have a built in competitive advantage to make it difficult for an established company to dislodge you. You will be able to gain business and management experience, and your customers will provide you product idea to expand incrementally and even exponentially. This approach enables you to grow painlessly and is proven to work based on the speaker’s personal experience.

In addition to address the process of starting a company, the speaker will also describe how to prepare for entrepreneurship by optimize your learning experience on the job. There will be ample time for an interactive discussion to address your specific needs. This is a seminar you wouldn’t want to miss. Attendees are encouraged to read his book in advance to get the most out of this talk.

Bio: Dr. Chang is managing director of Incubic Management, a venture fund investing in and advising high-tech startups. He was President/CEO of Newport and New Focus, both of which he took public. As an angel investor, he served on the boards of Uniphase (now JDSU) and 11 other startups that either went public or were acquired. He is currently director of Aurrion, MBio Diagnostics, and Precision Photonics. He is a Fellow of IEEE, OSA, and LIA, and writes the Business Forum column in Laser Focus World. Dr. Chang is also the author of a recently published book, Toward Entrepreneurship, which has gotten excellent reviews

<http://photonicssociety.org/newsletters/dec11/News-BookReview.html>.

Dr. Chang earned his BS with highest honors from the University of Illinois and his PhD from the California Institute of Technology. He was awarded Distinguished Alumni from both U of I and Caltech and is current a trustee of Caltech. He also attended the Harvard Owner/President Management Program and was a member of the Young President Organization. He is also a member of Committee of 100 and a member of the SEC Advisory Committee on Small and Emerging Companies.


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2012 CTUAA Annual Banquet (Feb/18)

 

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