China Young Innovation Leaders Panel

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Sunday April.16 2017

3:20pm – 4:40pm

BH Giant Eagle Auditorium

Today, more and more unicorn companies with market valuation of over one billion dollars are improving people’s lives, and leading large social developments. Talented individuals from around the world are exploring new forms of markets, economic orders, social networks, and technological revolutions. In 2017, CMU Summit—China Young Innovation Leaders Panel is going to present “Seize the Day, Foresee the Future” with world innovators and entrepreneurs. We believe that passion and dream are the sources of creativity, while perseverance and faith are the sources of success. China Young Innovation Leaders Panel looks forward to entrepreneurs sharing inspirations and wisdom on the stage of CMU Summit. Also, as part of the top innovation platform of CMU, we are greatly honored to build the bond between enterprises from both China and US.


  • Startup personal experience in funding, team management, marketing, and product designing
  • Noteworthy business challenges and strategies in the markets today
  • Foresight into Chinese & US entrepreneurial industries and trends


马越 Mark Yue Ma
Founder and President of Forever Open Source Software Inc.
CEO of Open Source China

Mark Ma is the winner of Red Hat JBoss World Innovation Award in 2006. With ten-year experience in enterprise software and open source technology development in US, Mark Ma came back to China to become the pioneer in applying open source software to Chinese enterprise IT system.  Forever Open Source Software Inc. became the first open source technology related public company in 2016. Since 2013 Mark Ma has been focusing on Open Source China (www .oschina .net), the largest open source community in China which provides "code cloud" (like Github ) and crowd sourcing platform.

许四清 Richard Siqing Xu
Founding Partner and CEO of Alpha Startups

Richard Xu brings to Alpha Startups 20 years experience in IT, enterprise and consumer services.  He led China Cache's (CCIH) NASDAQ IPO as COO in 2000, after four years of his startup career. Prior to that, Richard was General Manager of South China at Microsoft, General Manager of Data Business at China Netcom Co. Ltd. He was also CMO at eLong (LONG), one of the leading OTA players in China.  He was CMO at Qihu360 (QIHU) for two years where he initiated the company’s early mobile initiatives. Most recently, Richard was venture partner at Innovation Works, and Managing Director at WI Harper Group.

张璐 Lu Zhang
Founding and Managing Partner of NewGen Capital

Lu Zhang received her M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University and holds several patents. She was recently awarded the Forbes 30 under 30 and was featured as the Honoree of VC category. Lu was the Founder and CEO of Acetone Inc.(acquired 2012), a startup focused on non-invasive technology for the early diagnosis of Type II diabetes. Also as an experienced investor and entrepreneur, she has participated in over 40 investments, some of which received follow-up investments from Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft and other leading funds from Silicon Valley. Currently, Lu is the founding and managing partner of NewGen Capital, and her team is particularly interested in the fields of intelligent industry, healthcare, artificial intelligence and network acceleration and security.


高宇同  Tony Yutong Gao
Co-Founder of EasyTransfer

EasyTransfer, focused on providing the ultimate solution for the pain point of an easier, faster, and more affordable international online wire transfer services. EasyTransfer has received angle round investment from Taiyou, Zhen, and ManZi Fund, and pre-A round investment from IDG Ventures. Up until now, EasyTransfer’s trading volume has reached over one billion RMB.
Tony graduated from USC Marshall School of Business for college, as the president of Chinese Student and Scholar Association at USC. He has been recognized as one of the youngest entrepreneurs with tremendous potential by multiple medias, including Bloomberg Business Week 2016’s “25 under 25”, CY Zone’s “30 under 30”, Harvard China Summits’ top 15 entrepreneurs that are under 25, and LieYun Web’s 2016 best 90s’ entrepreneur.

程可以 Ke Yi Cheng
Founder and CEO of HistoWiz

HistoWiz built the world’s largest online pathology database, and it brought the most efficient histology service for experimental pathology specimens. HistoWiz was funded by ZhenFund and Y-Combinator. The founder, Ke Cheng, is the only Chinese female sole founder that is admitted to Y-Combinator. As a cancer scientist, she has PhD from Harvard University and successfully led scientist team to publish 6 articles on academic journals, such as Nature and Blood.

顾凌云 Lingyun Gu
Founder, President and CEO of IceKredit

IceKredit InC. is a fintech company registered in Shanghai Free Trade Zone. They are dedicated to innovatively apply machine learning algorithms and big data related technologies to make all-rounded credit evaluation of individuals and SMEs. Graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a PhD in Computer Science, IceKredit’s founder- Doctor Gu Lingyun is an expert in applying big data technologies to credit evaluation of individuals and SMEs. Along with his numerous U.S. patents granted for his models, he is also the director of Beijing Sinodata Tech Co., Ltd., co-founder, board of directors and CRO of Turbo Financial Group and Advisory Committee member of Asset Avenue, cofounder of FreeSFund, part-time professor of University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. Gu Lingyun is the fifth China Finance Summit 2016 (industry) influential figure.

张一甲 Yijia Zhang
Co-Founder and COO of Xtecher

Yijia Zhang graduated from Peking University and cofounded Xtecher – a technology media company targeting top talents and start-ups. As cofounder and chief editor, Yijia Zhang ensures Xtecher’s reporting quality, which has attracted more than one million fans from over 50 countries. She has also established a database of 10,000 tech elites, and a global network of entrepreneurs from top-300 universities. Xtecher has organized more than one hundred events with over 100,00 participants, and was selected as a “T+ TOP 10 Content Start-up Star” by Tencent.