Past Events

We invite experienced executives, investors, and startup founders to share about the ins and outs of growing cross-border businesses, entering new markets and closing deals with Asian investors and corporations. Check out a few of our past events below and subscribe to our mailing list to know when we’re hosting the next event!

October 24, 2017
U.S. Demo Day &  X-Border Investment Panel

Attendees heard from a panel with decades of investment and global business experience on startups and investment opportunities in India, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Featured Panelists:

Vitaly Golomb, Leads Global Investment at HP Tech Ventures (VC, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker and author of Accelerated Startup and contributing writer to Techcrunch)

Manu Rekhi, Managing Dir. Inventus Capital (Previously VP Product at NewsCorp; Google India)

Steve Hsia, CEO of Playnovate (Current board member of publicly-listed companies in US and China; Founder of 3 successful exited startup; Managed 26 offices across Asia; Led distribution of Netscape in Asia Pacific)

Elisa Chiu, CEO of Anchor Taiwan (ex-JP Morgan; Managed Convertible Bond Strategies for Asia Pacific for a USD $14.4Bn hedge fund; Founder Institute)

June 8, 2017
RobotX & SGA AI Demo Day and Corporate Venture Panel

Following pitches from 8 AI startups, our panel of investors discussed how startups can get corporate investment and successfully build strategic partnerships.

Featured Panelists:

Lee Chang, VP of Baidu Ventures

Joseph Tsai, VP of Sony Innovation Fund

Karl Meyer, Arcis Capital Partners

Christie PItts, Venture Development Manager of Verizon Ventures

December 9, 2016
IoT + AI + Big Data Integration Strategy & IoT Innovation Insights from Patents and IP-Based Innovation Platform Workshop

Dr. Alex Lee of Liquidax Capital, IP and innovation advisor to global  brands such as Samsung, LG and etc. shares insights from his team’s analysis of newly published IoT, AI and Big Data patents. Access his slides via Slideshare below:

IoT Innovation Platform

IoT + Big Data + AI Strategy

Xanadu Big Data Technology

OCT 11, 2016
Building Successful Hardware/IoT Startups, and How Asia is Changing the Landscape

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Hardware company veterans and investors spoke with SGA Founder Christina Hsiang on what it takes for companies to be successful as the hardware/IoT industry grows.

Featured Panelists:

Bill Orner, Dir. of Advanced Hardware at GoPro

Shahin Farshchi, Partner at Lux Capital

Vitaly Golomb, Investment Lead at HP Tech Ventures

Albert Yanez, President of the Americas of AsteelFlash Group SA.

Joseph Wei, Managing Director of Lab360 Hardware Accelerator

Ted Kraus, Investment Director of Techcode Accelerator


July 14, 2016
Fireside Chat with CSC Upshot Ventures, Veronica Wu (Former VP Tesla China, Apple China)

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Veronica Wu, President of CSC Upshot (now Hone Capital) and former VP of Tesla China and Managing Director of Education and Enterprise of Apple, shares her views on the growing connection between China and Silicon Valley and how the landscape will evolve in the near future.

Nov 17, 2015
Challenges and Rewards of Building a US-Asian Startup

Jeff Wehner, Co-Founder and COO at HAVEN (former Apple, Nest) and Pranay Srinivasan, Founder and CEO at SOURCEEASY (500 Startup batch) talk about the difficulties and benefits of growing a cross-border startup and lessons learned.

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