East Meets West: Connection of China and Silicon Valley for IoT Startups

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Monday, June 27, 2016From 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm


The Batchery
2036 Bancroft Way, Berkeley
3rd Floor


Join us for our Hardware Massive event on Monday June 27th 6:30pm at our new venue The Batchery in downtown Berkeley. The Batchery is the new global incubator for seed stage startups poised for rapid growth.

Our expert panel will be discussing the current state of relationship between Silicon Valley and China for IoT startups. China has a population of 1.4 billion to Silicon Valley’s four million, and both are necessary to establish a great company and at the same time, connections have become unusually important. Learn about what China’s current entrepreneurship and investment ecosystem look like and how can they can learn from each other.

Speaker #1: Bay McLaughlin - Co-Founder of Brinc
Brinc is the global IoT accelerator and platform based in Hong Kong, which is the world’s first end-to-end integrated platform designed to support global IoT entrepreneurs by accelerating IoT startups from concept to sustainable commercialization. Bay was also a founding team member of Apple’s global SMB channel, and founder of Apple's first Entrepreneurship Evangelism channel. brinc.io

Speaker #2: Thomas Cheng - Co-Founder of Streetline
Thomas co-founded Streetline, the current leader in smart parking by revenue and market share, and raised $60 million while with the company. He was also the Head of Hardware for August Smart Lock, and is currently founding a stealth IoT business. www.streetline.com

Speaker #3: Jay Adelson - General Partner at Center Electric
Jay is the Co-Founder of Center Electric, an early-stage venture capital firm specializing in IoT. In 1998 he founded Equinix, the world's largest IBX data center & colocation provider. Jay also helped launch the news aggregator site Digg in 2004, He then co-founded the internet television network Revision3, which was eventually purchased by Discovery Communications. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Adelson

Speaker #4: Doug Renert - Co-Founding Partner at Tandem Capital
Doug is a founding partner of Tandem Capital, Silicon Valley’s largest mobile-first seed fund. Tandem works closely with talented startup teams from around the globe to build successful mobile software and hardware businesses. Tandem raised a $100M third fund in 2014, and its recent successes include Bash Gaming, PagerDuty and Tile. tandemcap.com

This event is powered by:
• Rush Order, a flexible fulfillment solutions provider for startups. www.rushorder.com
• The Batchery, the Berkeley-based global incubator for seed stage startups ready to go from idea to launch at lightning speed. batchery.io

6:30-7:00 Networking w/ Beer & Pizza
7:00:7:40 Announcements, Demos & Pitches*
7:40-8:00 More Networking
8:00-9:00 Panel Talk w/ Q&A's
9:00-9:30 More Networking

*If you want to demo your product or pitch your startup/services in front of the group, please sign up on the sheet here:
goo.gl/n6HRLm . You will have approximately 2 minutes to speak. If you don't sign up beforehand, you may still demo at the event if there is time remaining.