AAMA Newsletter | September 2016
Asia America MultiTechnology Association
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 (6:00pm - 9:00pm)
ABC Seafood Restaurant
973 E Hillsdale Blvd B-5, Foster City, CA 94404

Join AAMA for a Networking Dinner and Keynote Fireside Chat - Featuring 1955 Capital: Largest Single-Partner VC Firm Debut Ever at $200M. AAMA Speaker Series celebrates the accomplishments of extraordinary individuals creating leading-edge solutions in the Silicon Valley and Asia.  On September 6th, we are honored to welcome Andrew Chung, Founder and Managing Partner of 1955 Capital, as our Keynote Speaker. Andrew will share his thoughts on:
  • Demystifying US-Asia cross-border technology transfer
  • Understanding the obstacles and avoiding the pitfalls
  • Reinventing venture capital to leverage U.S.-Asia collaboration in commercializing innovative technologies critical for the developing world
  • The ups & downs in helping 10+ U.S. VC-backed companies explore market entry in Asia
  • How he took an unconventional and entrepreneurial approach to launching the largest new single-partner VC firm ever
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Thursday, September 22, 2016 (12:00pm - 5:00pm)
Wharton - San Francisco Campus
2 Harrison Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105
Disruptive Innovation: Life Sciences and Healthcare Opportunities for The Future: Disruptive Innovation is revolutionizing healthcare today.  Join us as life sciences, healthcare and technology leaders explore trends expected to impact the industry, share insights on strategies to consider, and look ahead to opportunities for growth and innovation. Senior level speakers from companies including Amgen, Harvard, Samsung, Sutter Health, UCSF, HealthTap, True Ventures, OrbiMed, Decheng Capital and many more.

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AAMA Charter Member Program and VC Taskforce is proud to present: Corporate VC Series - Partnering for Success:  How Start-ups and Corporate Open Innovation Can Work in Silicon Valley
Join us for a lively discussion with some of the leading open innovation centers and corporate venture capital teams in the Silicon Valley and learn about their significant investment plans that are transforming the start-up landscape.  Corporate VC Roundtable featuring Microsoft, Tencent, Sumitomo, and more. Wednesday, September 20, 2016 from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (1400 Page Mill Road, Palo Alto, 94304.)  Register here
TechCrunch Disrupt SF: Save $200 On Tickets & Enjoy China-Focused Program
On September 12-14, TechCrunch's Disrupt SF will bring together over 5,000 people to network and hear from tech luminaries. This year’s program includes translators, customer support and program guides for Chinese-speaking audiences. There will also be a China-focused reception. Use Promo Code AAMA@REG here to save $200 off tickets.
2016 Silicon Valley Innovation & Entrepreneurship (SVIEF)
September 30, 2016 – October 1, 2016 | Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA.
SVIEF is the largest China-US technology and innovation forum at Silicon Valley. We aim to build a professional platform to enhance the communication between the high tech industry in China and U.S. The SVIEF 2015 has attracted nearly 10,000 attendees and over 150 exhibitors. Centered upon the theme of “The Era of Innovation, The Internet of Everything”, SVIEF 2016 will cover topics including smart future, cyber security, new media, education, etc. Many investors, entrepreneurs and government officials will be present and share their vision. In the conference, 20 finalists from the previous SVIEF Startup Contests will gather at the 6th SVIEF 2016 Startup Final Contest, showcasing their projects. 
Please enter promo code AAMA upon registering for 30% off (limited quantity).
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Elevator World Tour October 13, 2016 | Hong Kong
HKSTP and Startupfest present The Elevator World Tour Hong Kong, an APAC Innovation Summit 2016 Series event. The first Elevator World Tour event in Asia, is to be held at Hong Kong’s tallest building; the International Commerce Centre (ICC). The Elevator World Tour will have Hong Kong’s best startups delivering their elevator pitches—in an actual elevator—as they compete for a $100,000 investment. Application deadline to pitch in the elevator: Sept. 13th, 2016  Learn More
 Jay Eum is quoted in the Washington Post on Silicon Valley-China investments | The Washington Post (Link to article)

 Nader Fathi's Kiana Analytics Named Hottest Company by Plug and Play Tech Center  | Business Wire (Link to Article)

 Jack Gao is quoted in The Wall Street Journal on Wanda’s AMC to Buy European Theater Chain, making AMC the largest move-theater company in the world | The Wall Street Journal (Link to Article)

 Charlie Hou, CEO at 4GreenCloud, joins AAMA as Charter Member

 Aglaia Kong, CTO - Corporate Network at Google, has been elected to AAMA's board of directors. Welcome, Aglaia!

 David Lam's WestSummit Capital announces latest investment in their portfolio company Unity, the game engine behind Pokemon Go! | TechCrunch (Link to Article)

 Lisa M. Lum has been appointed as AAMA's new Executive Director.  

 Hans Tung, Managing Partner at GGV Capital, discusses competition in the Chinese technology space as well as Uber and Apple's challenges in China | CNBC Live TV (Link to Video)

 Ken Wong, Venture Partner of Diamond TechVentures at the TechLAB Innovation Center, joins AAMA as Charter Member

 Huoy-Ming Yeh's CSC Upshot Ventures featured as one of the biggest drivers of AngelList's current growth | TechCrunch (Link to Article). 
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