East Meets West 2020

January 29, 2020 - January 31, 2020 in

 

EMW'20
EMW’21 features amazing international speakers, hot topic breakout sessions, pitch opportunities, and ample networking in a tropical Startup Paradise!

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Keynote Speakers
We are bringing the finest industry experts to speak
David Ige
Governor, State of Hawai'i
Patrick Lee
Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes
Kun Gao
Co-Founder, Crunchyroll
Charles Hudson
Founder & Managing Partner, Precursor Ventures
Kyle Corbitt
Director, YC Startup School
Cassidy Crowley
Entrepreneur, The Baby Toon
Casey Lau
Co-Host of RISE
Mara Zepeda
Co-Founder & CEO, Switchboard
Lu Zhang
Founder & Managing Partner, Fusion Fund
Tim Young
Founding General Partner, Eniac Ventures
On Lee
CEO & CTO, GDP Labs
Elisa Chiu
Founder & CEO, Anchor Taiwan

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Past Speakers
We are bringing the finest industry experts to speak
David Ige
Governor, State of Hawai'i
Hans Tung
Managing Partner, GGV Capital
Rebecca Lynn
Co-Founder & General Partner, Canvas Ventures
Kendra Ragatz
Chief Operating Officer, Aspect Ventures
Holly Liu
Founder, Kabam
Lawrence Hester
Co-Founder & CEO, FareHarbor
Stephen Forte
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fresco Capital
Max Holloway
UFC Featherweight Champion
Meli James
Co-Founder, Mana Up; President, HVCA
Margot Schmorak
CEO & Co-Founder, Hostfully
John Frankel
Partner, ff Venture Capital
Wissam Otaky
Partner, Hatcher+
Corey Blake
CEO, MWI
Ammar Hanafi
Managing Director and General Partner, Moment Ventures
Eugene Kim
Partner, SparkLabs
Jeffrey Paine
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Oscar Ramos
Partner & Program Director, Chinaccelerator
Brian Samson
Co-Founder & President, True North
Keoni Lee
CEO, Hawaii Investment Ready
Herb  Lee
Executive Director, The Pacific American Foundation
Ian Musson
Founder & Programme Director, Kōkiri
Peter Chen
Founder, Pixery
Shelley Zhuang
Founder & Managing Partner, 11.2 Capital
Daniel Barrett
Network General Manager, Volta Charging
Ryan “Gonzo” Gonzalez
Director of Network Engagement, Kamehameha Schools
Tina Fitch
Co-Founder & CEO, Hobnob
Vassilis Syrmos
VP for Research and Innovation, University of Hawai`i
Scott Valentino
President, Pacific Current
Geoffrey Michener
Founder & CEO, dataPlor
Dillon Morgan
Founder & CEO, UNUM
Donavan Kealoha
Director, Startup Capital Ventures
Kiana Frank
Assistant Professor, University of Hawai`i
Kevin Johnson
Partner Tax Department, Baker & Hostetler LLP
Lorraine Akiba
President & CEO, LHA Ventures
Brian Zisk
Seed Investor, Chia Network
Danielle Morrill
Partner, XFactor Ventures
Patrick Lee
Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes
Elisa Chiu
Founder & CEO, Anchor Taiwan
Tony Blank
Director of Startup Programs, Agora
Devin Ehrig
Partner, Shadow Factory
Greg Gaug
Vice President of Investments, Ulupono Initiative
Chris Hemmeter
Managing Director, Thayer Ventures
Dawn Lippert
CEO, Elemental Excelerator
Moderators
Chenoa Farnsworth
Managing Partner, Blue Startups
Casey Lau
Co-Host of RISE
Steve Petranik
Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine
Maya Rogers
CEO, Tetris & Partner, Blue Startups
Stacy Ferreira
Budget Chief, State of Hawai'i Senate

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East Meets West 2020 Event Schedule
Icon 1_ Keynote

KEYNOTES

  • Creating a More Ethical and Inclusive Startup Culture
  • 100% Renewable Energy – Hawaii Leads the Way

FIRESIDE CHATS

VC Perspectives: Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence

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PANELS

  • Future of Work: Rise of the Digital Nomad
  • Towards a More Sustainable Future -Bridging East & West

STARTUP SHOWCASE

10 Startups Pitch from East and West

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BREAKOUT SESSIONS

  • Artificial Intelligence: All Hype or Too Real?
  • Sustainable Solutions: A Look at Waste Reduction,
    Ocean Health, and Transportation
  • The Rise of Southeast Asia
  • Shifting Sands in Asian Ecosystems
    (Hong Kong, Taiwan, China)
  • Non-Traditional Founders and Funders
    (Indigenous Perspectives, Female Lens)
  • Entrepreneurs Bootcamp
    (Focus, How to Raise Capital, Build & Market, YC
    Startup School)

Conference Sponsors
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Blue Startups is a Top 20 Accelerator in the US (Techcrunch) focused on helping scalable technology companies compete on a global scale. With deep domain expertise in technology development and an extensive network in Asia, Blue Startups is a nexus of entrepreneurial activity in Hawai‘i, and between Asia and North America.  Blue Startups was founded by Henk Rogers, founder of the Tetris Company and Chenoa Farnsworth of Hawaii Angels in 2012 and has been a full member of the Global Accelerator Network since 2013. Blue Startups is funded by the State of Hawaii, Hawaii Technology Development Corporation, and private investors.

www.bluestartups.com

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