2014 MIT CHIEF Annual Conference Invites You

Picture from MIT CHIEF demo day in April 2014 (file photo).

2014 MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum
November 15-16, 2014
MIT Stata Center (Building 32)
32 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA
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The MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-CHIEF) firmly holds the mission to promote intellectual exchanges and collaborations between the United States and China in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is designed to be dynamic and informative, with the theme “Invent the Future” this year. The 2014 MIT-CHIEF Annual Conference will feature industry experts, entrepreneurs, intellectuals, researchers and investors from both the United States and China, who will share their thoughts and opinions on the hottest topics in innovation and entrepreneurship with our audience.
Mr. Joe Chen
CEO and Chairman
Renren Inc.
Mr. Semyon Dukach
Managing Director
Techstars Boston
Prof. Alex Pentland
Director, MIT Media Lab
Entrepreneurship Program
Prof. Donald R. Sadoway
MIT Department of
Materials Science Engineering
Mr. Victor Qiang Wang
Partner, ZhenFund
Mr. Bob Xiaoping Xu
Founder, ZhenFund

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence
William Borgia, MIT Sloan Fellow, Robotics Industry Executive
Charles Grinnell, Founder and COO, Harvest Automation
Christopher Norman, Director of Programs, CyPhy Works
Nicholas Roy, Founder, Project Wing at Google[X]

Innovations in Education
Lori Breslow, Director, MIT Teaching and Learning Laboratory
Yerrie Kim, Executive Director, EF Education First
Richard Qiu, Vice President of Business Development, Udemy
Tomer Rothschild, Co-Founder, Elite Scholars of China
Yunong Wu, CEO and General Manager, Imagination Education

Space Tech and Business
Kellie Gerardi, Media Specialist, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Robert Jacobson, Principal, Space Angels Network
Paulo Lozano, Director, MIT Space Propulsion Laboratory

Start-up Development
Elaine Chen, Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Bofei He, CEO and Co-Founder, DeepGlint
Louis Li, Founding Partner and CEO, Pacific Founder
Ben Lin, Managing Partner, Great Oaks Venture Capital

Early-stage Investment and Incubators
Robby Bitting, Director of Marketing, MassChallenge
Christina Chase, EIR, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Jalak Jobanputra, Managing Partner, FuturePerfectVentures
Millie Liu, Founding Partner, Procyon Ventures
Xiao Wang, CEO, InnoSpring

Healthcare Technologies
Zen Chu, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan School of Management
Jason Hardebeck, Managing Director, DreamIt Ventures Baltimore
Theresa Kavanaugh, Partner, Goodwin Procter
Shen Luan, Co-Founder and CTO, Berg Diagnostics
Stan Telson, Director of Systems Engineering, Intel-GE Care Innovations

For more information, please visit our website at mitchief.org/program.


We cordially invite you to our Technology Showcase during the 2014 MIT-CHIEF Annual Conference. The Technology Showcase is a platform to let our audience, including students, professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and professors, get insight of your idea and know future information about your plans. This is a good chance to broadcast your business and explore your thoughts more deeply with those who show a specific interest in your startup. Act now and submit your application to this event!

Date: November 15 and November 16, 2014
Time: 9AM – 5PM
Location: MIT Stata Center (Building 32) First Floor Lobby
Please click here to apply.
We will provide the basic workstation during the events.
Please write the application in English.

Please do not hesitate to email [email protected] or [email protected] if you have any questions about this event.

You are invited to pitch to ZhenFund, a premier Beijing-based seed fund founded by Xiaoping Xu (Bob) and Qiang Wang (Victor).
We welcome entrepreneurs to come and pitch their ideas. Winners will be invited to have private meetings with Bob and Victor. Please submit your application following the link below. We will select up to 15 teams to present their business ideas on a rolling basis.

Event Details
Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014
Time: 2PM – 5PM

Location: MIT Stata Center 32-123 (Building 32 Room 123)
Language: Chinese

Format: 5 min pitch with 3 min Q&A per team

Application Requirements:
1. Complete the application form

2. Submit your pitch deck to [email protected], with an email titled as ‘Application_VentureName’ (e.g. Application_YouTube).

Application deadline: 11:59PM EST, Friday, November 7, 2014
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and selected venture will be contacted via email.

Click here to learn more about this event. If you have any questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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