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Jon Chu

Jon Chu is a tech executive who loves to scale companies, build products and experiences that tells a great story. He is currently the Chief Product Officer at PrivCo, a private company data and services company.

He began his career at Goldman Sachs and led many technology initiatives at Bridgewater Associates. In the last decade, he led the transformation and strategies for large consulting and media companies before co-founding his own company. Outside of work, Jon is involved with multiple ventures focusing on entrepreneurial mentorship to minorities.

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Yubo Zhou

Yubo focuses his practice on strategic client counseling, including patent planning, development, prosecution, and post-grant proceedings, with an emphasis on electrical engineering, computer software, and biomedical devices. His experience covers prosecuting and appealing applications in the US, China, Europe, Japan, Australia, and India, and other areas such as post-grant proceedings, portfolio management, licensing, diligence, and opinion work. 

Yubo has helped design, develop, and monetize patent portfolios for Fortune 500 companies such as Foxconn, Haier, and numerous tech startups based in the U.S. and the Greater China region. Yubo is also an active angel investor who provides funding to early-stage startups. He helps founders mitigate risks, raise capital, and achieve business goals through leveraging the power of IP. 

Yubo holds a B.S. in Physics from Xiamen University, China, and an MSEE from Stanford University. He was also in the Engineer Program at Stanford and completed coursework at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Before becoming an IP practitioner, Yubo worked as an R.F. Engineer at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and a semiconductor process engineer at National Semiconductor.

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Zachary Martz

Zachary is the Founder of ZAMARTZ Consulting and Director of Enterprise Project Management at Eileen Fisher. He is a hybrid leader, creative, and technologist with an extensive background in retail and digital design. He has spearheaded projects at Club Monaco, Ralph Lauren, Grey Healthcare Group, and The Wall Street Journal. Currently, Zachary is evolving the project management office of Eileen Fisher Enterprise, managing its multi-million dollar projects, and building intelligently designed and high performing digital products as a brand consultant.

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Ji Zhao

Dr. Ji Zhao is currently serving his second term as president of MIT Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization(MIT CEO), a non-profit organization registered under the MIT Association of Student Activities. Under his leadership, MIT CEO has become the leading venture club among Asian entrepreneurs on the east coast and one of the most vibrant venture communities in North America, connecting 50+ VCs and other resources/professional consulting, 200+ entrepreneurs, and more than 10,000 followers who are passionate in entrepreneurship. He has successfully initialized the Coast to Coast Venture Webinar Series, one of the most influential venture webinars during the COVID period, with an average of 400 attendees each webinar. He co-organized the first US Virtual Pitch Competition, one of the largest pitch competitions in the States during the pandemic, with more than 120 teams participated. He launched MIT CEO entrepreneurship classes and mentorship programs, helping entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs-to-be at all stages.

Dr. Ji Zhao is also a battery expert, with two patents, more than ten research papers, and launching a tech venture.

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Jennifer Q. Chen

Jenn Chen is currently the Chief Revenue Officer at Connatix, a video platform serving publishers across content and advertising. She manages sales, accounts, and marketing functions. She began her career in banking at Lehman, joined early-stage e-commerce startup thereafter, and has spent the last decade in advertising and marketing in various commercial growth leadership roles. Outside of work, Jenn is the co-founder of a non-profit Givology.org that provides education grants to grassroots, international students and organizations.

She’s also a mother of two little boys and lives in LIC, Queens.

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Elvina Bulatova

Elvina is an experienced and award-winning communications and content marketing professional with hands-on expertise in public relations, journalism, blogging, SEO, and copywriting. She helped Mikhailov & Partners, an established, award-winning European PR company and strategic partner of Burson Marsteller (now Burson Cohn & Wolfe), to plan and execute international campaigns by producing client-focused proposals, strategies, press releases, managing media relations, and providing SEO recommendations. She consulted clients on producing newsworthy content that reflects best international PR practices and executed special projects with Euronews and the New York Times.

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Charles Lee

Charles is a machine learning graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania with a previous background in biomedicine and education. He is also a management consultant for large multinational clients through the Wharton School and for early-stage ventures through the Penn Graduate Consulting Group. Charles’s interest in venture capital started with his participation in a venture capital team at the Wharton School, but his passion for startups really took off as an undergraduate.

Entrepreneurship is absolutely something he can go on and on about.

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Han Liu

Han is a California based early-stage investor and entrepreneur with specializations in fintech, e-commerce and audio AI. Han holds an MBA degree from Columbia Business School. Before MBA, Han started his career as a TMT investment banker with JP Morgan in Hong Kong. He later shifted into the digital banking space as a project lead with DBS Digital Bank in Singapore. Han was also the co-founder and CEO of LGW, Singapore’s first e-commerce marketplace for skills-building education.

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Minhao Chen

Minhao is currently the Strategy Manager at Didi Chuxing Technology Co. Minhao began his career as an engineer, designing buildings and bridges in the United States. As an entrepreneur, he leveraged engineering and digital technologies to optimize the food supply chain system in China from farm to fork. He holds a patent for his food production center. During his time as an MBA student, he helped food and agriculture startups in Southeast Asia and Africa in fundraising. Minhao has a strong passion for green and sustainable investing. He boasts extensive experience in investment and product management in Lighthouse Capital and Amazon.

Minhao holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Syracuse University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Tongji University. In his spare time, Minhao enjoys reading, traveling, and car racing. As a car racer, he spent months at Shanghai International Circuit and Ningbo International Speedway. He is also a photographer used to develop his own films.

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Jie Li

Jie is a tech startup ecosystem builder with extensive experience in business development, event production and deal sourcing. He has advised over 20 startups, facilitated over five acceleration programs and spearheaded international expansion for multiple startups. Jie was a founding team member of Accathon Capital and currently serves as a Mentor at CUNY Startups, the accelerator program of America’s most extensive urban education system, and Operations Advisor at National Realty Club, one of the oldest real estate organizations. Jie was also a trained physicist and co-authored multiple publications in quantum-optics and astronomy.