1:00 pm, Saturday, December 3, 2011
New Jersey Institute of Technology(NJIT)
Weston Lecture Hall - Room 160 and Room 260, 154
154 Summit Street, Newark, NJ 07102
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- $5 for NACEA members and students with ID
- $10 for early pre-paid registrants
- $20 for walk-ins
- $35 New Membership with free entry this time and future events in 2012
Conference Agenda & Programs
North-America Chinese Entrepreneur Association (NACEA) is proud to present the 2011 annual conference, themed Innovatio-Oriented Opportunities for US-China Entrepreneurs & Scientists. We welcome everyone to join us at this grant event and learn how you may participate in the new economic era across the US-China border.
2011 NACEA Annual Conference aims to help all current and potential entrepreneurs to gain insights, exhange ideas, find parnters, learn opportunities, seek fundings, or simply meet new friends on the road to their entrepreneurial dreams. You will learn where the opportunities are so as to gear up efforts in the right direction, and most importantly, hear great advices from experienced “veterans” when they start to march for their adventurous journey.
We are looking forward to everyone’s participation, and believe that you will enjoy the moment with a crowd of motivated entrepreneurs who are taking their chances in the historical US-China economical trend.
The conference will have 4 sessions:
- Outlook in Global Green Energy, Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries
- Venture Capital/Angel Investor Forum
- Prospects of IT and E-commerce in the Coming Years
- Cross-border Opportunities and Challenges for US-China Entrepreneurs in the New Economic Era (in Chinese)
A down economy always means an excellent prospect of new ventures, and shooting stars are always the brightest in dark skies. We are confident that new entrepreneurial stars will shine from among you and us. Our conference will serve as an exchange forum and community for entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be, and facilitate the development of a win-win economy and trade between the US and China .
Thanks to our Corporate Members and Sponsors
will be four sessions in the whole
afternoon conference （共分四个专题、两个分会场）
12:30 – 1:00
160, Weston Hall
1:00 – 1:10
Zhong, Ph.D., Executive Officer, NACEA
Address, and Introduction of NACEA and Officers
Guo, President, NACEA
1:10 – 1:30
and Universities – Perfect Together
Associate Vice President,
Technology Development, New Jersey
Institute of Technology
1:30 – 1:45
Host: Ping Hou, Ph.D., VP
of Business Development, NACEA
Room 160, Weston Hall
1:50 – 3:50
Outlook in Global
Green Energy, Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries
Capital/Angel Investor Forum
and Panel Discussion: Frequently Made Mistakes (FMM) by early
CEO, Source Pad
VP of Public relations,
Founder and Managing Partner, Worldwide Investor Network (WIN)
Skyler J. Fernandes
Centripetal Capital Partners, and COO of The South African
Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA)
Investor, Managing Director and Chairman,
WT Global Capital Inc, World Tech Ventures, LLC
Huailing Zhong, Ph.D.
Executive Officer, NACEA
– 2:10 Current and projected
growth of Renewable Energy Technologies in the US
Chief Operating Officer,
– 2:30 Solar Energy in America
American Renewable Energy
– 2:50 The future of
Chinese-American pharmaceutical scientists: Challenges and
– 3:10 Pharma in evolution:
opportunities in the US and China
Senior Director and Head of External R&D
Innovation - Asia at Pfizer
– 3:30 Are We Prepared to Contract
with the U.S. Government?
NJ Small Business
Rutgers Business School Graduate Programs
– 3:50 Panel discussion, all
3:50 – 4:00
Room 160, Weston Hall
4:00 – 6:00
of IT and E-commerce in the
session will be in Chinese language, 本论坛以中文进行，形式为互动讨论为主)
RimLife Green Technologies
Michelle Wu, Esq.
Tony Zhang, Ph.D.,
Fish & Richardson
Suke Wang, Ph.D.
Director at GenScript
Tao Tao, Ph.D.
IBM T.J.Watson Research Center; Vice president, NACEA
– 4:20 Jijun Chen,
of e-Business & e-Logistics Research Center of Tsinghua Urban
Planning and Designing Institute, Deputy Secretary-General of
National e-Trade Alliance of China (ETA)
positions held in the program book)
– 4:40 Dr. Jih-Shyr Yih
Research Scientist, IBM
T.J.Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY.
– 5:00 Wei Zhao
Managing Director, Seatig, Inc.
– 5:20 Chuyu Xiong, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Kaiyuan Technologies
Retirement Planning and Financial
Strategies for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners
The Maltese Group, Wealth Management Team at
– 6:00 Panel discussion, all speakers
Biographies for Speakers,
Moderators, and Panelists
Guo, President, NACEA
Yong Guo, President, NACEA;
VP and Partner of 双极资本U.S.A.
more than 15 years of experience in Fortune 100 companies. Yong
has published one book and more than 20 papers in international
professional journals. Yong’s book was published by
Macmillan, London, UK. The book was collected by both the US and
Australia Library of Congress, Harvard University Library and
dozens of other universities. This book was used as a textbook or
a major reference book in American, British and Hong Kong's
business schools. Yong was invited to speak in international
financial forums and conferences.
Jersey Institute of Technology
Judith A. Sheft is the
Associate Vice President Technology Development at the New Jersey
Institute of Technology. She is responsible for managing the
university’s Office of Technology Development and creates
programs and policies focusing on patent creation, intellectual
property valuation, strategic use and protection of IP assets. She
is also involved with economic development in the Newark
Innovation Zone having responsibilities for management of the
university’s high technology business accelerator/incubator,
the Enterprise Development Center, and the Procurement Technical
Assistance Center. She is on the Board of Advisors to the NJIT
School of Management and the NJIT Albert Dorman Honor’s
Studio program. Since 2007 she has been a member of the NJ –
Prior to joining NJIT, she had
been a founding member of Licenz Group, an IP consulting firm that
focuses on assisting companies to maximize the value of their IP
portfolio. Before that she had worked as the Intellectual
Property and Compliance Vice President for Agere Systems, the
semiconductor subsidiary of Lucent Technologies. In that capacity
she had profit and loss responsibility for Agere’s patent
and technology licensing business. She was involved in the
allocation of intellectual property assets during the AT&T
trivestiture and is experienced in assessing patent portfolios.
Ms. Sheft has provided IP guidance to many of the high technology
M&A and divestiture activities at AT&T and Lucent.
Sheft has extensive business development experience outside the
U.S. She played a lead role in negotiating a long-term alliance
between Lucent/Agere and NEC in the field of semiconductor
manufacturing technology. The alliance has lasted over a decade
and is a prime example of collaboration between competitors.
Sheft has a BS and MS in Mathematics from the University of
Illinois and an MBA in International Business from the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a frequent
speaker on the topic of intellectual property and strategic
alliances and is an active member of the Licensing Executive’s
in Global Green Energy, Biotech and Pharmaceutical Industries
U-Pharm Laboratories LLC
Huailing Zhong is president of U-Pharm Laboratories LLC in
Parsippany, New Jersey, USA. Dr. Zhong graduated from Nankai
(Tianjin, China) with a B.S. degree in Medical Physiology. He
earned his Ph.D. degree in Physiology and Pharmacology from Wayne
State University (Detroit, MI), where he studied adenosine
receptors in the rat brain. Dr. Zhong then conducted extensive
post-doctoral research at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor,
MI) in the following areas: structure and function of serotonin
and dopamine transporters (SERT, DAT); regulation of DAT by
cocaine; G protein coupled receptor (GPCR) signaling mechanisms;
physiology of Regulators of G protein signaling (RGS). In 2002,
Dr. Zhong joined Synaptic Pharmaceutical Corporation (Paramus,
NJ), which shortly became Lundbeck Research USA (Paramus, NJ) in
2003. At Lundbeck, Dr. Zhong was Senior Research Scientist with
broad responsibilities in drug discovery and development projects
related to psychiatric and neurological disorders. Dr. Zhong has
over 20 scientific publications on the signaling mechanisms as
well as therapeutic discoveries within GPCRs, transporters and
other targets. In 2010, Dr. Zhong co-founded U-Pharm Laboratories
LLC. The mission of U-Pharm is to provide dedicated
pharmacological and drug discovery services in the pharmaceutical
and biotech industry. Dr. Zhong is a member of many professional
associations, including the Society for Neuroscience (SFN),
American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
(ASPET), the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), New York
Academy of Sciences (NYAS), North American Chinese Entrepreneur
Association (NACEA), and Sino-American Pharmaceutical
Professionals Association (SAPA). Dr. Zhong is also an Executive
Officer of NACEA.
Speakers and Panelists:
Chief Operating Officer,
Loeser began his career in the energy industry starting in 1980 as
a reactor operator in the US Navy. Since then Mark has worked in
various capacities within the energy production field such as
power plant operations, environmental project management and
regulatory affairs. He has experience with several top tier
utilities such as American Electric Power and Exelon with the
fleets of coal and nuclear power generators.
his early years in the power industry Mark has always kept his eye
on emerging technologies, energy efficiency and renewable energy.
His view of the energy industry is holistic in nature, which means
it all starts with education, conservation and energy efficiency
and then with renewable energy generation to reduce electricity
consumption from large central power stations. His view of
distributed generation has grown and refined over the years to his
2005, Mark had the opportunity to enter the renewable energy field
and since then has continually expanded his understanding of
national and international markets for a variety of products
available in the market today. After working with a California
based integrator to develop the East Coast Solar PV market Mark
had the opportunity to work with the New Jersey Clean Energy
Program as Technical Director. One of the primary responsibilities
was to evaluate new and emerging renewable energy technologies
entering the marketplace.
recently Mark has taken a position with Krannich Solar, Inc, a top
tier PV distributor in Europe, as Chief Operating Officer of US
operations with the focus on expanding the market reach of this
excellent German company.
Mingshe Zhu is a drug metabolism researcher in Dept of
Biotransformation, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ, USA, where
his teams have supported lead optimization of several discovery
programs, preclinical studies of over 15 drug candidates in
development, regulatory approval of Abilify and NDA submission of
Dapagloflozin. Dr. Zhu received Ondetti and Cushman Innovation
Award at BMS (2007). His research interests include development
and application of LC/MS technology, optimization of ADME
properties, metabolic activation, and regulatory drug metabolism.
He completed Ph.D. training in Analytical Toxicology at SUNY at
Albany, and post-doctoral fellowship in Drug Metabolism at
University of Washington. He has been frequently invited to speak
at conferences/workshops and teach short courses at ASMS, EAS, ACS
and CPSA. Dr. Zhu co-authored over 60 research publications and
co-edited two books, “Drug Metabolism in Drug Design and
Development” and “Mass Spectrometry in Drug Metabolism
and Disposition”. In the past several years, Dr. Zhu
actively promoted drug metabolism science and technology in China
and built broad connections with DMPK leaders in Chinese academic
institutes, pharma and CROs. The drug metabolism book he
co-edited has been translated into Chinese by prominent scholars.
Dr. Zhu was invited by SFDA to organize three days workshop of
“Advanced Pharmaceutical Analysis and Regulatory
Registrations” (2010), and played a key role in founding
“Beijing Drug Metabolism Discussion Group” (2011). He
also proposed and worked with several pharmaceutical scientists in
USA and China to establish CPSA-Shanghai Young Scientist
Excellence Award (2011). Dr. Zhu’s contact information:
Senior Director and Head of
External R&D Innovation – Asia
Pfizer Worldwide Research and
Dr. Yuan-Hua Ding is a Senior
Director and the Head of Pfizer External R&D Innovation –
Asia, Pfizer Worldwide Research & Development. He partners
with colleagues in Pfizer External R&D Innovation Unit, Pfizer
Business Development Group and Pfizer Asia Research to evaluate
academic research capabilities in Asia, build and manage a
research network of academic institutes, biotech companies and
Contracted Research Organizations (CROs). He liaises with
therapeutic area and technology research unit leaderships in
accessing the science and innovation needed to support Pfizer
mission in Asia.
Prior to his current role, Dr.
Ding hold a variety of positions in the Pfizer R&D division,
including Head of Structural Biology at the Research Technology
Center (RTC) in Cambridge, MA, Associate Research Fellow and
Senior Research Scientist. He oversaw a group of scientists
responsible for protein production, characterization,
crystallography and structure-based drug design. His group
supported structural based drug deign portfolio of 15+ programs,
through collaborative effort
between RTC, Pfizer global structural biology groups and
therapeutic area project teams, including oncology, diabetes,
inflammation and CNS.
Ding received a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering
from Peking University in 1987 and a master’s degree in
Biophysics from Tsinghua University in 1990. In 1996, after
completed his doctoral studies in Biochemistry at the University
of Pittsburgh, he moved to Harvard University as a postdoctoral
fellow at Prof. Don Wiley’s lab to study structural
Director, Procurement Programs
NJ Small Business Development
Rutgers Business School
small business owners successfully compete in the government
contracting arena is Stephanie’s responsibility and passion.
Stephanie D. Burroughs, Director of Procurement Programs for the
NJ Small Business Development Centers where she manages a team of
consultants and staff who provide a variety of services to diverse
small businesses that include individual advisor sessions focused
on federal and state government agency sourcing strategies,
identifying contract opportunities, procurement preference
programs; registrations, certifications, certification auditing
services, matchmaking opportunities and more. A variety of
training and matchmaking programs are developed to provide small
business owners direct contact with buyers and purchasing decision
makers; educate small business owners about the current sourcing
environment; develop marketing strategies; and demystify the
contracting process with various federal, state and local
more than 25 years Stephanie has provided content rich
presentations that empower and inspire her audiences and which
move them to take immediate action. She has trained, coached and
consulted with 1,000's of small business owners and has been a
speaker for and developed 100's of training programs, expos and
conferences all devoted to the growth, development and empowerment
of diverse small businesses and women.
behalf of NJ Transit, The Port Authority of NY & NJ and
Gannett Fleming Corddry and Carpenter, Stephanie has directed and
managed a variety of small business development programs,
M/W/S/DBE certification, and contract compliance monitoring for
multimillion dollar construction programs and the development of
the first ever MBE/SBE construction expos exposing minority and
small business contractors to the public contracting arena and
large construction management firms in the NY/NJ area.
has been featured on WMBC cable TV, Comcast Cable TV and in
Diversity Plus Magazine. She has received a variety of awards and
recognition including the recent: State Star award - Association
of Small Business Development Centers, San Antonio, TX; Women's
Leadership Award - National Minority Business Council, NYC, and
recognition for her economic development efforts in the City of
Newark by the Brick City Development Council.
entrepreneur herself, Stephanie is President of StephanieSpeaking
LLC, a professional and inspirational business development
speaking, training and coaching firm. She is a graduate of Rutgers
University, Newark, N.J. where she earned her B.S. in Management;
and she has continued her education through extensive training
notable accomplishments include:
- Generated in excess of
$600,000 in program income over the past 6 years.
with NJ Transit to plan and host two multi- week Construction
Estimating courses on the Rutgers Newark campus.
- Developed seven (7)
successful annual procurement expos.
- Partnered with Skanska
USA to co-sponsor two (2) multi-week successful construction
on behalf of NJSBDC from NJ Transit to provide DBE federal
certification auditing for NJ Transit and NJDOT.
Capital/Angel Investor Forum
and Panel Discussion: Frequently Made Mistakes (FMM) by early stage
CEO, Source Pad
is a career Internet entrepreneur and has successfully founded
numerous companies over the past 15 years. Currently, Joe is the
Founder and CEO of SourcePad, a virtual outsourcing company. Prior
to SourcePad, Joe was the founding CEO of the largest ad network
for ecommerce sites and product manufacturers, Guidester (now
Searchandise Commerce). Formerly, Joe was the Managing Director of
REOL, Internet Analyst at Laidlaw, founder/President of Diadem (a
multi-player game company), and founder/principal of JEV (an
import/export company). Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Joe was
an engineer, designing multi-million dollar satellites at Hughes
Aircaft. Joe earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Columbia
University and a
Masters of Science from the University
of California Berkeley.
Joe is a frequent speaker and has been quoted in numerous
publications, including BusinessWeek, Fortune, Crain's,
Advertising Age and Inc. Magazine. Over the course of his career,
Joe has raised over $20 million in financing from both angels and
VP of Public relations, NACEA
is the founder of fotomkup.com - a facebook application to
customize user's photos using online templates and share with
their friends. Prior to his current venture, he was the president
of an e-commence importing company, Genesis International Corp.
Tony is also the sitting VP of Public Relations of NACEA
(North-America Chinese Entrepreneur Association), he is one of the
and senior executive officers of NACEA.
John Ason has been an angel
investor for over 13 years specializing in early stage pre-revenue
companies. He has made over thirty eclectic investments in the
areas of e-commerce, technology, advertising and entertainment.
John was at AT&T Bell Labs for over 25 years, first involved
in software and technology development, then in marketing and
business management of large telecommunications projects overseas.
He is a graduate of the Illinois
Institute of Technology.
He is a guest lecturer at the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurial
Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson and at the Wharton
School of the
hobbies include traveling, golf, GO (oriental game) and mentoring
Some of John's investments
about half if his investments, John has been the lead angel
devoting a significant amount of his time to mentoring the
companies. A typical company consists of one or two people in a
garage or kitchen with minimal or no revenues. Average investment
from the angel network for the first round is $275K. Any low
capital industry with high growth potential qualifies with the
exception of medical and biotech. As a starting point, John will
accept only one page executive level summaries via email
Founder and Managing Partner,
Worldwide Investor Network (WIN)
Eyal Bino is Founder and
Managing Partner of the Worldwide Investor Network (WIN), a
NY-based funding accelerator focused on helping global early stage
technology companies shorten their path to their first round of
funding in the US and to accelerate their ventures. WIN’s
investor community of VCs, angel investors, investment bankers and
private equity firms invest in technology companies with high
growth potential in the range of $500K-$5M.
Previosuly, Eyal has been the
Founder and CEO of BornGlobal, a consulting firm focused on
accelerating international startups in the US market, with a focus
on new media, gaming and consumer internet.
holds a Masters Degree in International Relations and
International Business from New
York University and is
actively involved in research, writing and speaking about
entrepreneurship in the global world, and the use of digital and
social media to bridge between businesses, cultures and people.
Fernandes, J. Skyler
Venture Capital, Centripetal
COO of the South African
Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA)
Fernandes is a venture
capitalist at Centripetal Capital Partners, an early stage venture
fund with an innovative investment structure and invests
across industries including: internet, telecom, healthcare,
and energy. Mr. Fernandes leads the Missing Middle
Initiative, launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos,
focused on creating funds that invest $100K-$3M, a critical
financing gap for businesses globally. Previously, Mr.
Fernandes worked in investment banking at Credit Suisse, in the
asset securitization group at Societe Generale, and raised capital
for Latin American corporations at Standard Bank.
Additionally, Mr. Fernandes serves as COO of the South African
Chamber of Commerce in America (SACCA), is a serial entrepreneur
co-founding a number of companies, and is a member of Echoing
Green's Social Investment Council. He graduated a year early
from New York
University summa cum
laude, due to coursework at Harvard
University where he
studied quantum physics.
Tang, Ph.D. MBA
Investor, Managing Director and Chairman,WT Global Capital Inc,
World Tech Ventures, LLC
C. Mark Tang is currently head of of World Tech Ventures, LLC, an
international merchant banking and advisory firm specializing in
financing and advising small medium enterprises (SMEs)in US and
China/Asia, and Chairman of GCA Therapeutics, Ltd., a US specialty
pharmaceutical company focusing in-licensing and developing drug
for Chinese market.
Tang has is an entrepreneur, educator, and a life science and high
tech investment banker. Dr. Tang has co-founded three successful
ventures. Most recently he was a director and co-founder of a
digital right management tech company which was acquired by a
public company. Dr. Tang has previously worked in Wall Street in
different capacities including equity research, investment
banking, and asset management for over 15 years at major
investment banks. Dr. Tang is a co-founder and Chairman of the
World Bio-technology Forum, through which Dr. Tang has provided
educational conferences regarding bio entrepreneurship and venture
financing in US and Asia. Dr. Tang has published two books and
contributed regularly to international trade publications. He is
also a frequent international speaker on various investment topics
in US and China. From 2004-2006, Dr. Tang was also an instructor
and biotech director at Rutgers Business School, where he taught
biotech finance, venture capital and business development courses.
Dr. Tang was one of the first identifying Asia biotech as a growth
area, wrote one of the first article on biotech equity risk
management and one of the first book on investing in biotech
sector. Dr. Tang had been an advisor for non-profit and science
park in Asia.
of IT and E-commerce in the Coming Years
Research Scientist, IBM
T.J.Watson Research Center
Vice president, NACEA
Tao Tao is the current the VP
of North American Chinese Entrepreneur Association (NACEA). He
works as a research scientist with IBM T.J.Watson research center
on IT service management and has received three IBM research
awards. He has been very active with several high profile oversea
Chinese communities in Greater New York area in last 5 years. He
is also Secretary of CIE-GNYC and has been a major organizer of
more than 10 conferences and seminars of various sizes.
Tao finished his Ph.D in computer science from the University of
Alabama at Birmingham in 2001. He also received M.S and B.S in
computer science in 1995 and 1992 from Wuhan University, China.
Prior to joining IBM in February, 2006, He had worked with United
Airlines as a senior architect for 4 years (2001--2005) developing
large-scale mission-critical applications for airport operations.
His research interests include cloud computing, IT service
management(ITSM), distributed computing, data mining and
Speakers and Panelists:
Engineer, Director of e-Business & e-Logistics Research Center
of Tsinghua Urban Planning and Designing Institute, Deputy
Secretary-General of National e-Trade Alliance of China (ETA),
Director of e-Business Research Center of China Association of
E-Commerce (CECA), Senior Expert of China Association of
E-Commerce, Senior Engineer of China Association of E-Commerce
Construction Sub-Committee, Deputy Chairman of China Association
of Standardization Logistics Standardization Group, major
establisher of RosettaNet China.
has more than 12 years experience in IT system strategic planning,
supply chain, e-business, logistics management consulting and
business process reengineering, business-to-business integration
(B2Bi) and synchronization (such as VMI & CPFR), RosettaNet
and e-Logistics standardization, and establishing of China eHub
for Trading, Telecommunication, Manufacturing, Retailing,
Transportation, Logistics, Tobacco and Coal industries in China.
Jijun Chen has been proactively promoting the implementation of
international standards, such as RosettaNet、Web
WS-I, with great emphasis on the planning, standardization and
implementation of cloud computing, The Internet of Things (IoT),
digital city and regional logistics portal.
J. Watson Research Center, Hawthorne, NY
2005 to 2008, Dr. Yih was chief of staff to VP Services Research,
for hiring, communications, technical planning, strategy
execution, and awards of eight global labs with 550 researchers
and budget over $100M.
to 2005, he led teams in creating IBM's advanced commerce
solutions, such as the ibm.com Common Commerce Engine, Global
Asset Reuse Services private marketplace, and Websphere Commerce
multichannel solutions. He also worked on many complex client
engagements worldwide. Dr. Yih has taken assignments with Retail
Core Banking Solutions in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Networked
Applications & Services Division in White Plains, NY. He was
an adjunct faculty member at the Columbia University. He has been
awarded two IBM Outstanding Innovations Awards and published over
50 technical journal and conference papers
Director, Seatig, Inc.
Wei Zhao is
a managing director and the founder of Seatig Inc., an outsourcing
and software development firm specializing risk applications,
trading applications, and pricing systems for hedge funds, trading
firms, and investment banks. Prior to founding Seatig, she worked
in Bear Stearns and Platinum Grove Asset Management.
Chuyu Xiong, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Kaiyuan
The Maltese Group, Wealth
Management Team at Merrill Lynch
Young Lee is a financial
advisor with the Maltese Group, a wealth management team ranked by
Barron's among the top 1000 advisors in the United States and top
50 in New Jersey from
2008 to 2011, helping manage over $800 million in assets for
institutions, small business owners, individuals and families.
has been with Merrill Lynch for nearly ten years helping clients
in various positions from Indiana to New Jersey. Young is a
graduate from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue
University where he was selected as commencement speaker upon
graduation. Young is a board member for the Krannert School of
Management at Purdue and President of the Purdue Alumni Club of
New Jersey. In the fall of 2007, he was selected to speak at the
Krannert Executive Forum. Young’s giving back to his
community is evident in his current roles as past President of the
Rotary Club of Edison, NJ, and a founding member for the Korean
Community Center of Greater Princeton (KCCP) Young has helped the
Edison Rotary Club raise over $20,000 to award scholarships for
high school students from Edison, J.P. Stevens, Middlesex Academy,
South Plainfield, St. Joseph and Wardlaw Hartridge. He was
recognized in the fall of 2011 as the Outstanding Member by Korean
Community Center of Greater Princeton (KCCP) for his dedication
and commitment to community service. In addition, he has helped
sponsor previous events for the North American Chinese
Entrepreneur Association (NACEA) and help get approval for
matching gifts to the non profit organization.
Forum - Cross-border Opportunities and Challenges for US-China
Entrepreneurs in New Economic Era
Director, RimLife Green Technologies LLC
North-America Chinese Entrepreneur Association
Li has been working in the renewable energy sector for over 3
years and has accrued comprehensive knowledge (technology,
products and market) and market experience in the solar and LED
industry. She is the co-founder and CEO of RimLife Green
Technologies, a company that focuses on LED and solar product
development and marketing. Under her leadership and management,
the company has developed successful partnership with several LED
and solar suppliers, an OEM manufacturing partner, distribution
and project development partners in the tri-state area. The
company is ready to launch greater marketing efforts and generate
to this, May Li has served as VP of Marketing in RimLife
Technologies, a software and IT outsourcing company where she led
the development of several patented software and a successful
revenue model in outsourced business. Her working experience also
includes chief market/sales analyst of a multi-national company
Sandvik US, and associated professor at University of
International Business & Economics in Beijing, a renowned
business school in China.
addition to entrepreneurship, May Li founded and is now the
Chairwoman of North-America Chinese Entrepreneur Association
(NACEA), a non-profit organization that houses
business owners, nurtures entrepreneurship and the US-China
relationship in both government and business levels. In the past
few years, May Li has made frequent trips to China and has
relationship with local governments and businesses. She was
invited speaker in the International Renewable Energy Forum held
in Qingdao in April 2010 and Global Sustainability Leadership
Forum in Nov 2010 in Beijing. May Li is a certified BPI Building
Performance Analyst, a member of US Green Building Council and NJ
Sustainable Leadership Forum and serve in the advisory board of NJ
Sustainable Business Incubator.
Li’s business expertise and experience include solar system
design and development, LED technology and applications, strategic
business planning, global marketing, US-China Cross-border
investment (M&As & commercial properties), international
business partnership, customer relations, and enterprise
management. As an experienced entrepreneur, her vision, her
in-depth understanding of the international market, and her
business connections in both the US and China will play an
important role in her future achievements.
Li has earned her BA & MA Degree in Shandong University of
China and read Ph.D in Beijing prior to her MBA study in the US.
Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCSD.
Michelle Wu, Esq., Graham Curtin
Ms. Wu concentrates her
practice in immigration law and corporate law, at Graham Curtin
located in Morristown, New Jersey. Her immigration practice
includes the petition, change, transfer and extension of various
non-immigrant visas; permanent residency (employment-based,
family-based and EB-5 investment immigration); and citizenship
petitions. She also has significant experience in corporate
transactional matters including the incorporation of various
forms of entities; corporate governance documents; drafting and
negotiation of various commercial contracts and leases; mergers,
joint ventures and
divestitures; securities and investment; cross-border
transactions; and corporate counseling.
Ms. Wu has assisted clients in
the EB-5 investment green card petitions not only through
investment in the USCIS approved regional centers but also by
establishing and investing in new businesses or existing entities
as well as through acquisition or forming and investing in joint
ventures in the U.S.
served as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Helen E. Hoens,
Appellate Division, Superior Court of New Jersey. During law
school, Ms. Wu served as Judicial Intern for the Honorable Ronald
J. Hedges, U.S.M.J., District of New Jersey. She also served as
Managing Development Editor of the Rutgers Computer &
Technology Law Journal. Currently she is a Trustee of the
Asian Pacific American Lawyers Association/NJ Foundation and is
the Co-Chair of APALA/NJ's Professional Development Committee.
Ms. Wu is a graduate of Rutgers University Law School -
Newark. She also obtained an M.P.H. from Columbia University. She
is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.
Zhang, Ph.D., J.D.
& Richardson P.C
Zhang is an Associate in the New York office of Fish &
Richardson P.C. He joined the firm in 2002, having previously
served as a patent agent and technology specialist with the firm.
His practice emphasizes patent prosecution and due diligence
investigation in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, medical
devices, and materials science. Dr. Zhang's projects have involved
pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, drug formulations, chemical
synthetic methods, therapeutical devices and diagnostic devices
(including biosensors and biochips), fuel cells, solar cells,
catalysts, and polymers.
New York 2008
United States Patent and
BS, Beijing University 1996,
PhD, Rensselaer Polytechnic
Suffolk University Law School 2007
at GenScript Coporation
We thank you in advance for your support and look forward to your participation.
Origin date: April 11, 2007
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