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We are excited to announce that Dr. Yingzi Yang accepted our invitation to join our HMS-CSSA academic advisor committee, and Mr. Chesley Chen accepted our invitation to join our HMS-CSSA industrial advisor committee. As advisors, they will give advice to HMS-CSSA board members, host and give talks at seminars and annual symposium, and act a judge of our annual research award. We believe that those world-renowned advisors will promote the prosperity of our HMS Chinese community in both scientific and industrial field. Many thanks.
Meet the Co-Founder & CTO and the Business Development Partner of Shenzhen Valley Ventures(SVV), a hardware startup accelerator and venture capital that specializes in providing technical knowhow on prototyping, design for manufacturing, and mass production for hardware innovators.
Date: September 27, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM
Location: MIT Tang Center E51-372 (Food will be served)
SVV is a hardware startup accelerator and venture capital that specializes in providing technical knowhow on prototyping, design for manufacturing, and mass production for hardware innovators.
Our team of 50+ world-class engineers work side by side with startups to address various technical issues from ideas to mass production.
We make sure great hardware ideas deliver.
All the Resources Under One Roof:
In our 35,000 sq ft basecamp, we provide engineering and equipment support that can cover the full development cycle, from prototyping to pilot production. Our equipment including:
Reliability test lab
Pilot run production
Parts sourcing and supply chain management
50+ senior DFM engineers
Value Added Services We Provide:
Prototype build & evaluation
Design and Engineering
Supply chain management
DFM & BOM optimization
Testing & Certification
Technical Support for Mass Produce
An Yan aka Granite
Co-founder & CTO of SVV
- With 20 years of experience in Hardware innovation, Granite has deep knowledge from hardware design to manufacturing on categories ranging from consumer electronics, industrial machinery, to military equipment.
- At Lenovo, Granite had various roles including R&D director of Laptop BU, director of Advanced System Design Center, as well as dean of Lenovo SouthWest Institute.
Business Development Partner of SVV
- -Design-thinking innovator with deep insight into the Chinese market and extensive experience in product development and marketing.
-Currently developing the next generation of robotic vacuum cleaner product in iRobot, Violet was the marketing and product management lead for launching new ECommerce platform and new products for iRobot China
-Violet is in the EMBA Global program with Columbia Business School and London Business School
18:30-18:35 Introduction of SVV---Violet Chen
18:35-19:00 Keynote: The importance of partnership from Design to Manufacturing – Yan An
19:00-19:10 Experience Sharing---2017 CFJ Startup Teams
As a non-profit student organization at MIT, MIT-CHIEF is the first student group dedicated to connecting entrepreneurial communities in the United States and China. Since its founding, MIT-CHIEF has hosted numerous events, including the China Trip and the Business Plan Contestand Annual Conference, to build entrepreneurial networks and connections between the US and China. This year, we will launch several new series of events including Co-Founder’s Journey, Tech-EXPO, and Community Services. We will connect you with new domestic and international resources to inspire your boundless innovation ideas.
2. 活动地点：300 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115 (Simmons Colledge) 对面小草坪，具体请见下图：
Yingzi Yang is a professor of Developmental Biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Yang received her B.S. degree from the Fudan University in China in 1988. She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York in 1996. After completing a postdoctoral fellowship with Professor Andrew McMahon at Harvard University, she joined the Genetic Disease Research Branch of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) as a tenure–track investigator in 2000 and received tenure at NHGRI in 2006. She was recruited by HSDM as Professor of Developmental Biology in 2015. The Yang Lab uses molecular, cellular, genetic and genomic approaches to investigate critical roles of cell signaling in embryonic morphogenesis and adult physiology, mainly focusing on the mammalian limb, skeleton and liver, and exploiting these systems to explore human biology and address the underlying pathological mechanisms of diseases including cancer. Dr. Yang’s research and discovery have provided insight into several fundamental aspects of tissue and organ morphogenesis in the limb and skeleton and tumor formation in the liver.
Chesley Chen SM, MBA, is Chief Executive Officer of Safety Partners, Inc., which provides environmental, health, and safety programs to over 200 life science and technology companies each year. Chen is a serial entrepreneur and brings extensive experience in launching and scaling up early to mid-stage health technology, life science, and financial service ventures. He has over 30 years of experience in executive management, corporate strategy, client service, product development, operations, technology, and finance. He has worked for a wide range of firms including Health Dialog, Good Measures, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, and Goldman Sachs. Chen holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Tufts University, an SM in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. As he continues on his career journey, he dedicates time to sharing his experiences about his path to CEO and his ongoing learnings. Outside of work, he devotes his time to family, rock climbing, martial arts, piano, and studying the arts and sciences. He is of Chinese heritage, the son and grandson of Chinese immigrants.
Don co-founded ASC Fine Wines, China's largest wine import/distribution company. With no wine industry background, he built a best in class nationwide import/ distribution business, with several unique qualities including a strong focus on education/training, and fully integrated sales/service and warehouse/delivery teams. Overtime, the ASC Fine Wines name became a "brand" and a symbol of reliability, quality and trust. In 2010 ASC sold to Suntory, but Don remained as CEO for 2 years, then executive Chairman until 2014.
As a foreign entrepreneur in China, Don's experience is unique. He and his father (former President of Beijing Jeep) have spent the last 30 years building foreign brands for sale in China. Don suggests that students read the HBS case study "From Beijing Jeep to ASC Fine Wines."
Industry Knowledge: Alcohol/Beverage/ Wine, Import & distribution, China (brand building, government)