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2021 BCAIA BERKELEY INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM

Join our speakers on the following topics:

  • Research innovation & global cooperation

  • Latest innovations in the fight against Covid-19

  • Global innovation platform

  • The making of a super unicorn

  • The future of growth

  • Panel discussion: Berkeley global entrepreneur network

Network with industry experts including a Nobel Prize winner, the cofounder of super unicorn Databricks, the head of Groth Data Engineering at Facebook & more

Date: April 17th, 6 PM to 9 PM Pacific time.

Location: Zoom conference 

To sign up: via Eventbrite

Cost: free

 

PAST EVENTS

 

ANGEL INVESTING & STARTUP JOURNEY AT DIANPING, THE UNICORN IN CHINA

Join us with a conversation with Ray Wang, a Berkeley Haas alum with years of experience in corporate, startups, and angel investing across the US and China.

He was an angel investor in Dianping which was founded by Berkeley Haas alumni in 2003.  Later, he joined Dianping as CIO in 2010 to head up Dianping's transformation from a media service to a transactional commerce business.  Dianping merged with Meituan to become Meituan-Dianping in 2015.  

Meituan-Dianping is the Yelp+Uber+Expedia+Groupon of China.  It's the 3rd largest Internet company in China with a market cap of  $270+ billion.

Agenda:

  • Ray's sharing

  • an open mic session for the audience to ask questions and share their startup stories on stage

Date: March 6th, 7PM to 9PM Pacific time.

Location: Clubhouse app (iOS only.  please message Kai for an invite if you need an account)

To sign up: add the event to your calendar.  Then go to the virtual room at the event time.

We are looking for ways to stream the session on Zoom or Youtube and will add links here if possible.

 

2020 BERKELEY CHINESE ALUMNI INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (BCAIA) INNOVATION & ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM

This virtual forum will consist of thought leaders from a wide array of industries (listed below). It will be a great opportunity to gain insight into entrepreneurship and starting your own business, as well as network with industry experts and tech professionals.
At the end of the event, we will have a special networking session in partnership with the Asia Society Young Leaders Group, during which you can form more professional and personal connections with peers.

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THE INSIDE STORY OF MEGA INTERNET M&A DEALS IN CHINA

Join us with a conversation with Freeman Ding, Haas MBA and Executive Director at Northern Light Venture Capital

Topics

* The mega Internet M&A deals he was involved in the past decade including

** Baidu acquired 91Wireless for ​1.9 billion USD

** The merge of Meituan & Dianping, the #1 and #2 e-commerce for service startups in China at the time

** Dianping's strategic investment in Ele.me, and Alibaba's subsequent investment & M&A of Ele.me(Ele.me is one of the top delivery platforms in China)

** The strategies, reasons, and lessons learned behind all these M&A moves that have ultimately shaped the landscape of China's Internet ecosystem

** advice to startup founders about dealing with corporate strategic investors and venture capital firms

Event info

* Location: online via Zoom

* Date/time: 6:30PM-9PM on 8/1/2020, Pacific Time

* The event is in Chinese

* To RSVP, please click here.

Freeman's bio

Freeman Ding joined NLVC in late 2019. He mainly focuses on consumer internet and enterprise service sectors. He has over ten years of strategy, investment, product management and development experiences in internet, telecommunications and enterprise service sectors.  Before joining NLVC, he worked in Xiang He Capital and led investment to the logistics internet platform Lalamove (or Huolala).  Prior to Xiang He, he was the Director of Corporate Development at Dianping.com.  He started to do investments and M&A when he was at Baidu’s Corporate Development team.  His early career includes product management and development at Ericsson, UTStarcom and a start-up company.

Freeman holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Computer Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and an MBA from Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley.  He also serves as the President of Berkeley Haas Alumni Network Shanghai Chapter.

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BERKELEY CHINA SUMMIT 2020

Live Streaming + Zoom between 9/18-9/19/2020 Pacific Time

Please join us virtually for the 5th Berkeley China Summit.

We will have an entrepreneurship panel featuring outstanding alumni in VCs and startups.

Organized and sponsored by official UC Berkeley alumni and students organizations, endorsed and supported by UC Berkeley administration, Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”)  began in 2016 and is a full-day on-campus conference that aims to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on UC Berkeley campus and across the Bay Area.

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