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The 7th CMU Summit Event Brochure(1)

Judges (by alphabetical

Judges (by alphabetical order) Ashish Aggarwal Principal, Grishin Robotics Mr. Aggarwal invests in early-stage companies in Robotics, Connected Devices, AI, and frontier tech at Grishin Robotics. Ashish led strategic corporate acquisitions, investments, and divestitures for Opera Software. At Yahoo, Ashish built largescale enterprise infrastructure for advertising products. Ashish holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Masters in Engineering Management with a focus on Design Thinking from McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University. Zixuan An Managing Director, RAVV Fund and RAVV Incubator Zixuan An is the managing director for RAVV Fund and Incubator. Zixuan has highly experiences in investing at the most innovative fields such as AR/VR, AI and robotic. Zixuan An has cooperated and invested with serval top university incubators and student organizations for incubating student and laboratory facilities startups. Lenore Blum Professor of Computer Science Department, CMU Co-Director at the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, CMU Lenore Blum is Distinguished Career Professor of Computer Science at CMU, founding director of Project Olympus and co-director of the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship. Project Olympus bridges the gap between cutting-edge research and commercialization, enabling talent and ideas to grow. Lenore is internationally recognized for her work in increasing the participation of female in STEM fields. She received the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring and the Carnegie Science Catalyst Award. 28

NEW VENTURE COMPETITION Judges Chris Evdemon CEO, Sinovation North America Chris Evdemon serves as a CEO and Partner of Sinovation North America Inc. Mr. Evdemon served as an Investment Partner at Eastern Bell Venture Capital from 2008 to 2009. Earlier in his career he was a Managing Partner at the firm. Mr. Evdemon serves as a Director at Business Angels Network South East Asia. He has a rich experience in venture capital operation and development and has a rich understanding of supply chain operation. Mr. Evdemon has been “hands on” his entire career around his entrepreneurial and angel investment projects. Xue Hong Partner, Cybernaut Investment Managing Partner, VXP Hong Xue is the Managing Partner of VXP and a Venture Partner of Cybernaut Investment. He focuses on big data, cloud, cybersecurity, FinTech, AI, and IoT. His portfolio companies include ObEN, ScaleFlux, CaiCloud, GraphSQL, Directly, Oculii, VisualThreat, LeanFM, CyberFend (acquired by Akamai), Virtriod (acquired by Magic Leap). He has 20+ years of experience across engineering, product management, business development, and investment. He serves as a mentor at CMU Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship, Singularity University Labs and multiple startups in Silicon Valley. Alex Jiang Founding Partner, Alpha Startups Before co-founding Alpha Startups in 2015, Alex was Comanaging Partner at Innovation Works and Partner at WI Harper Group for 4 years. Alex angel-invested and incubated 60+ startups including a number of successful ones: Umeng, Anquanbao , Wandoujia, Zhihu, Face++,Meitu etc. Prior to VC, Alex was Greater China Director, M&A and Strategy at VivaKi, Publicis Group, where he built the first Demand Side Platform for Publicis China. Alex has an MBA from Harvard Business School. THE 7TH CMU SUMMIT April 13-15th, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA 29

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