NACSA presents: Entrepreneurship Workshop

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NACSA presents: Entrepreneurship Workshop

The Presentation Material for NACSA NACSA China Delegation 2008: download pdf file Click here to download

Date: Sunday, Feb 10, 2008
Time: 2:00PM
Cost: Free
RSVP: Seats are limited. (Online RSVP Closed)

Venue: The James H. Clark Center, Stanford University
Address: 318 Campus Drive, Stanford CA, 94305
Click here for directions

(The Visitor Parking will be free on Sunday. Please click here for more information)

As a lead up event to our China Trip delegation (Click here for more information) coming up in May, NACSA is hosting an entrepreneurship workshop to help the prospective applicants. This workshop addresses fundamental issues facing startups in general and those in China in particular. In this workshop, our panel of experts (lawyers, venture capitalists, and policy makers) will cover a wide range of topics, including:

· Corporate formation process
· Different corporate structures and what’s best for China
· Initial capitalization basics
· Founder and employee incentives
· Intellectual property management
· Business ideas: industry and market outlook
· Business plans do’s and don’ts
· How to raise VC funding
· Setting up shops in China: office, recruiting, logistics, family, etc.
· Business and government relationship building

If you are thinking of starting a company, especially one in China, you cannot afford to miss this wonderful opportunity to learn from our expert panel. Please RSVP (Click here to RSVP Online) by 2/7 as seating is very limited.

We also strongly encourage you to join our China Trip Delegation (Click here for more information) coming up in May 2008. It is a wonderful opportunity to visit companies and high-tech parks in China, have direct dialogues with executives and policy makers, and build long-lasting relationships. Please submit your business plans early to reserve a spot for the trip.

Speaker's Bios:

Mr. E. John Park, Partner, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

John Park is a corporate and securities attorney with Morgan Lewis in Palo Alto. He advises venture capital and corporate clients on financing transactions, with a particular emphasis on strategic investments, joint ventures, and mergers and acquisitions. John also advises on a wide range of international and U.S. business transactions, drawing upon his experience with business formation, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, and environmental, corporate governance, executive compensation, labor and employment, and international tax law.

Mr. Richard Lim, Managing Director, Mayfield China (GSR Ventures)

One of the founding Managing Directors of Mayfield China (GSR Ventures). Richard is an entrepreneur and focuses on early stage investments in the semiconductor and internet sectors. He is currently on the boards of Baihe, Mobert, Qunar, Sierra Solar, and UiTV. Richard was previously founding CEO of iMarket (acquired by Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) and Co-nect (acquired by Pearson (NYSE:PSO)). He was also involved in founding Quickdot and was an executive at Lotus Development Corporation. Richard has an MBA from Stanford University.

Mayfield China/GSR Ventures is one of the most active early stage investors in the semiconductor industry in China. Investments include companies in consumer products (Mobert, PLM and SMIT), clean technology (LatticePower, Sierra Solar) and logistics (Quantum Radio)

Mr. Greg Ye, Partner, New Margin Ventures

Mr. Ye has over 15 years of venture investment, executive management and consulting experience in the broader IT and other industries, both in China and the U.S. He is currently a partner of NewMargin Ventures, one of the most established domestic private equity firms in China, in charge of broader IT related investments. Prior to NewMargin, he was a Group Director of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Cadence, the #1 EDA software company in the world and a Fortune 500 company, where he was in charge of business development effort in Greater China. Prior to Cadence, he worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he spent six years advising high-tech. and financial services companies based in the U.S. and Asia on a wide array of business and financial strategy issues, ranging from venture financing, IPO, mergers and acquisition, business reorganization to global expansion. Mr. Ye received his MBA from Harvard Business School, his Master of Accountancy degree from Missouri State University and BSEE from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant.

Other speakers are being confirmed

About NACSA:

Founded in 1996 by a group of semiconductor professionals in the Silicon Valley, North America Chinese Semiconductor Association (NACSA) is a professional organization dedicated to the advancement of exchange and collaboration among Chinese professionals in semiconductor and related high-tech industries.

Riding the tide of globalization, the community of Chinese engineers and entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and China has enjoyed a tremendous growth in recent years. Through event hosting, networking, and information sharing, NACSA has been instrumental in helping build a vibrant high-tech professional community serving the needs of these professionals. With over 4,000 members, NACSA is currently one of the largest and most active Chinese professional organizations in the US. NACSA members come from diverse fields in semiconductor and other high-tech related industries, including makers of optional devices, semiconductor chips, and PCs; system manufacturers; equipment manufacturers; design house; software; etc.

Committed to sharing information and resources and serving as a bridge between the US and China high-tech communities, NACSA’s mission is to strengthen networking among professionals, foster entrepreneurship in ethnic Chinese, and promote the exchange in the semiconductor and related high-tech industries. At NACSA, we believe in learning by doing and contributing before receiving.

Past NACSA seminar speakers include prominent CEOs, senior executives, and entrepreneurs from such well-known companies as Intel, Applied Materials, Cadence, MIPS Technology, Spreadtrum, UMC, TSMC, Go2Silicon, ViMicro, Broadcom Inc., Cypress Semiconductor, Keysi International, SH Zhangjiang, HK Science & Technology Parks, Goldman Sachs, and many others. NACSA seminars are well received and well attended with an average audience size of 300. Besides seminars and discussion forums, NACSA also hosts Spring/Summer picnic and forms special task teams. Each year, NACSA organizes delegations to China and hosts meetings with visiting high-tech delegations from China.

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