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Shoucheng Zhang

Professor, Stanford University; Founding Chairman, Danhua Capital; Chairman, SVIEF

Sanjit Singh Dang

Investment Director, Intel Capital

Long Wang

Vice President, Tencent Cloud

Kevin Liao

Former Head of Business Development and Technology Cooperation, Huawei R&D USA

Darren Liccardo

Cofounder & Managing Director, Catapult Ventures

Tamara Carleton

CEO and founder, Innovation Leadership Group LLC

Cyril Ebersweiler

Founder/MD at HAX ; General Partner, SOSV


The agenda is subject to change

01:00pm – 01:30pm


01:30pm – 01:35pm

Opening Remark

01:35pm – 01:40pm

Keynote from Chinese Consulate in the United States

01:40pm – 01:45pm

Keynote from Officials from Shenzhen Government

01:45pm – 02:00pm

Keynote: Blockchain Technology: Accelerating the U.S. & China AI Development
     • Shoucheng Zhang, Professor, Stanford University; Founding Chaiman, Danhua Capital; Chairman, SVIEF

02:00pm – 02:05pm

Keynote from Mayor of Silicon Valley

02:05pm – 02:10pm

Introduction of Competition Process and Judges

02:10pm – 03:30pm

Startup Competition (Group 1, 1-10)

03:30pm – 04:00pm

Panel Discussion: Cross Border Innovation & Talent Transfer between Shenzhen and Silicon Valley
     Moderator: Sanjit Singh Dang, Investment Director, Intel Capital
     • Tamara Carleton, CEO of Innovation Leadership Group
     • Kevin Liao, Head, Business Development and Technology Cooperation at Huawei (Former)
     • Long Wang, Vice President, Tencent Cloud

04:00pm – 05:20pm

Startup Competition (Group 2, 11-20)

05:20pm – 05:30pm

Keynote: Cross-border Innovation & Investment: Challenges and Opportunities
     • Darren Liccardo,Cofounder & Managing Director, Catapult Ventures

05:30pm – 05:40pm

Keynote Speech

05:40pm – 05:45pm

High-tech Park Introduction: Longgang Tianan Cyber Park

05:45pm – 06:00pm

Award Ceremony

06:30pm – 08:30pm

VIP Reception Dinner

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About the Competition

The 2nd China (Shenzhen) Innovation & Entrepreneurship International Competition (here in after referred to as the Competition)

is guided by the Ministry of Science and Technology, P.R.C and State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, P.R.C. Being hosted by Shenzhen Municipal Government of the P.R.C, the competition is organized by Bao’an District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, Longgang District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, Pingshan District People’s Government of Shenzhen Municipality, Human Resources and Social Security Administration of Shenzhen Municipality and Science and Technology Innovation Committee of Shenzhen Municipality. In response to the call for “mass entrepreneurship andinnovation by all” and as guided by the concept of an “international, high-end,market-driven and professional” competition, the Competition aims to provide adevelopment platform for talents to learn from each other and to innovate.

  • First prize x1 - RMB¥1,000,000
  • Second prize x3 - RMB¥500,000
  • Third prize x6 - RMB¥300,000

Bonus of this competition totally reaches RMB 10.91 million, which includes individual bonus up to RMB 1.4 million. A venture capital pool of RMB 20.9 billion has been set up by 34 investment institutions, which helps support outstanding projects. Equal opportunities of social investment are going to be distributed via the platform to all participants which are going to be invited to the Conference on International Exchange of Professionals in Shenzhen as well. Additionally, talent policies, technology and financial policies, incubation & acceleration are going to be provided in this competition.

Silicon Valley Sector is scheduled on 3/30/2018 at Santa Clara Convention Center. We are looking for projects from the following fields

  • Electronic Science And Technology

  • Internet and Mobile Internet (including information science @ technology)

  • Biology And Life Science And Technology Advanced Manufacturing

  • Material and Energy (including energy conservation & environment protection)

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Other fields

Demo Booth Package

We open up to 22 demo booths onsite. If you’d like to sign up, please email expo@svief.org for more information before Mar 15th.

Each booth is $500, including: One (1) 6’ skirted table, Two (2) padded chairs, Electricity; and up to 10 complimentary general passes.

If you’d like to upgrade to SVIEF Member (starting at $3,000/year), additional benefits include but not limited to:
1. One complimentary VIP pass for VIP dinner
2. One complimentary startup booth at SVIEF Annual conference on 9/29-30 at Santa Clara Convention Center


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