SoCal Innovation Forum


SoCal Innovation Forum (SIF) is the most influential cross-border forum integrating Chinese and American resources in Southern California’s entrepreneur community. SIF not only gathers top ventures and entrepreneurs, but also celebrates LA tech, entertainment and startups with panels, keynotes, mixers, and more. The goal of SIF is to connect the best of China and LA’s entrepreneur ecosystem, including VCs, startups, and talents.

The purpose of SIF 2015 special launch event is to build a leading premier network of young leaders and elite professionals all over the world, and to set the tone for this year’s SoCal Innovation Forum. Each selected top industry innovators will give a short “TED Talk” under the topic of Disruption: Technology Change. The talk will be followed by a networking reception.


OCT 4, 2015 9:00AM – 5:30PM

@University of Southern California


@Town & Gown of USC

09:00-09:10 Opening
09:10-09:45 Fireside Chat: Richard Wolpert, David Carter.
09:45-10:25 Incubator Panel: Kris Bjornerud, William Hsu, James Bottom.
10:25-10:55 Fireside Chat: Victor Yue Yuan, Adam Zheng.
10:55-11:10 Speech: Andy Wilson.
11:10-11:45 Digital Pannel: Parker Jones, Tony Chen, Peggie Li.
11:45-12:00 Speech: Eagle Yi.
12:00-13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-13:05 Opening: Clayton Dube.
13:05-13:55 Online Marketplace Panel: Bo Wang, Alex Zhou, Deena Ghazarian, Isabel Gan.
13:55-14:25 Fireside Chat: Bing Chen, Ethan Dong.
14:35-14:50 SaaS Speech: Peter Wu.
14:50-15:25 Fintech Chat: Elizabeth Braman, Scott Robinson, Max Klein.
15:25-15:40 SaaS Speech: Kenny Berlin.
15:40-15:55 Branding Speech: Geoff McGann
15:55-16:20 Fireside Chat: Bettina Sherick, Claudia Xie.
16:20-16:40 Speech: Nathaniel Llorando.
16:45-17:00 VR Speech: Anthony Borquez.
17:00-17:15 VR&AR Speech: Yehuda Duenyas.
17:15-17:30 Closing. 


@ USC TCC Ballroom

13:00-13:10 Opening
13:10-13:20 Speech: David Carter.
13:20-14:20 Showcase Session I
14:30-14:40 SaaS Speech: Andy Wilson.
14:40-15:10 Showcase Session II
15:15-15:45 Investor Panel: Alyse Killeen, Josh Porter, Buck Jordan, Taylor Li (moderator)
15:45-16:20 Showcase Session III
16:20-16:40 Closing.


October 04, 2015 at 9:00am - 6pm
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States
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