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Wednesday, October 7 • 3:55pm - 4:15pm
The Berlin Wall of Tech and the Asian startup dilemma

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Baidu versus Google, Huawei versus Cisco, Renren versus Facebook, Tudou versus Youtube, WeChat versus WhatsApp, Weibo versus Twitter... over the past decade as China boomed, there seemed to have been the erection of The Berlin Wall of Tech. Today's consumer as well as enterprise startups are forced to decide which part of the wall they belong. With the world only having two large markets -- The US and China, how should Asian startups decide? This decision is even trickier for Taiwanese startups -- intuitively, the Chinese market seem to be much closer -- in terms of the language, the culture, and the location. However, there seems to be certain gaps between Taiwan and China that's just too difficult to overcome. The US market, on the other hand, is a market that Taiwan has always been familiar with, and one that is extremely open to Taiwanese startups. Senior Bloomberg journalist Tim Culpan takes us deep into this dilemma.

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Tim Culpan

Journalist, Bloomberg
Tim Culpan is a multiple award-winning journalist covering the technology supply chain, startups, Internet and cyber security in Greater China. | | Tim writes for Bloomberg across the organization's media platforms including Bloomberg News, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Television. | | He's been a resident foreign correspondent in Taiwan since 1999, previously writing for The Washington Post, Time, Billboard and SCMP. Prior to... Read More →

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Matt Huang(黃耀明)

VP Product management, Proofpoint
Matt Huang is a Vice President of Product Management at Proofpoint, Inc. Prior to Proofpoint, Matt was the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Armorize Technologies (acquired by Proofpoint) where he led the company in finance and operations. Prior to Armorize, Matt served key roles at Sasson Capital, a corporate venture capital of Microelectronics Technology, Inc. (MTI). He concurrently served as the Special Assistant to the Chairman of MTI... Read More →
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Benjamin Joffe

General Partner, HAX
Benjamin is General Partner at HAX , the world’s top accelerator for hardware startups. He is a recognized expert on innovation ecosystems and Asia with 15 years experience in China, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia. | | With 80 startups in robotics, medical devices, smart home, IOT and more, HAX is among the world’s leaders in hardware investment with startups including CHIP, the world’s first $9 computer. | | Prior... Read More →
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James Shen(沈勁)

Managing Director, Qualcomm Ventures
James Shen is vice president of Qualcomm and managing director of Qualcomm Ventures in Greater China. He leads Qualcomm’s venture investments in CooTek (TouchPal), GFan, NetQin, Xiaomi, ThunderSoft, YongChe, Dolphin Browser, Madhouse, AccuVally,Hawkeye, ALO7, Boohee, Cocos, Unisound, 7Invensun, Eques, and other startups. | | James was General Manager of the joint venture by China Telecom and Qualcomm, as well as the head of Qualcomm... Read More →

Wednesday October 7, 2015 3:55pm - 4:15pm
08) Huashan Central 4B 2F Huashan Creative Park, Bade Road Sec. 1, Zhong Zhen District, Taipei

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