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Global Chinese Entrepreneurs Alliance (GCEA) Startup Contest

On Friday, July 30th, 2021 Q Bay Center will co-host The Global Chinese Entrepreneurs Alliance (GCEA) Startup Contest online. GCEA is a Virtual Venture Pitch Competition aimed at accelerating innovation and supporting the startup ecosystem despite the recent pandemic. This event is co-organized by students passionate about entrepreneurship from Stanford, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, MIT, and the Wharton School of UPenn.

GCEA, and Q Bay Center’s collaborative mission is to support rising entrepreneurs from universities and connect early-stage investors with founders. This competition is open to all individuals or teams with an early prototype, an IP-protected technology, or just an innovative idea. This year, we categorize all startup teams into 3 specialized tracks, Software, Deeptech, and Biotech.

*All events are in Eastern Time

21:00 – 21:10 Openings

21:10 – 21:25 Opening Remarks
Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer

21:25 – 21:40 Keynote Speech
Yi Cui, Director, Precourt Institute for Energy and Professor of Material Science and Engineering, Stanford University
Topic: Carbon Neutrality and Material Energy Technology

21:40 – 21:55 Keynote Speech
Jean-Marie Lehn, Nobel Laureate (Chemistry 1987)

21:55 – 22:35
Panel Discussion 1 – Innovation and Investment in the Post-COVID Economy
Moderator: Qian Chen, Co-founder of HedgeBee, TV reporter at CNBC Asia
Ming Lei, Founding partners of AIBasis Ventures, Baidu’s Co-Founders
Li Feng, Founding Partner of FreeS Fund
Yutong Zhang, Managing Director of GSR Ventures
Emma Yin, Managing Director of ZhenFund

22:35 – 23:15
Panel Discussion 2 – Female Leadership in Entrepreneurship and Investment
Lixin Nan, Founder and CEO of Cyzone
Diana Lu, Chairman of IGI, Founder of Diana Lu Couture
Holly Zheng, CEO and President of BlueFocus International
Hong Yu, Partner of Meituan Longzhu
Carolyn Bao, CEO of Futu Holdings, VP of Marketing of Facebook

23:15 – 00:45 Software + AI Track Demo (8 teams) + Awards Ceremony
NMBIM collaboration platform
AI Skin Doctors
Xiaobing Inn
Process mining

00:45 – 00:50 Preview for Day2

18:30 – 19:15 Keynote Speaker
David Schaffer, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Bioengineering, and Neuroscience at University of California, Berkeley, Director of the Berkeley Stem Cell Center and the Director of QB3-Berkeley.
Topic: Directed Evolution of Novel Viral Delivery Vehicles for Clinical Gene Therapy

19:15 – 21:10 Biotech Track Final Pitch (5 teams) + Awards Ceremony
Alteron Therapeutics
Flexible ECG
N1 Life
YDS Medicine

21:10 – 22:20 DeepTech Track Demo (6 teams) + Awards Ceremony
Blink Tech
LighTrace Tech

22:20 – 22:35 Closing Ceremony

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