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Spring 2006 Seminar/Public Lecture Series

Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries

April 4th through June 6th, 2005
Every Tuesday, 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Free to the Public
Stanford University, Skilling Auditorium (Directions)
Instructor: Richard Dasher (rdasher at
TA: Eduardo Abeliuk (eabeliuk at

Available to Stanford students for one-unit credit as EE 402T
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Broadcast live via SITN (Stanford Instructional Television Network)
Streaming videos available online to registered students via SCPD

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Schedule of Speakers





April 4


Richard Dasher
Director, US-Asia Technology Management Center

Asia Entrepreneurship Update

April 11

Shih-Hung Chen

Executive director, Strategy and Business Developmet, Staples Commerce and Trade Co. Ltd. (China)

From to Staples: The Americanization of a Shanghai Start-up

April 18

John Grow

CEO, Object Innovation, Inc.

Bridge Gate: An American Startup in Japan

April 25

Dr. Yoshitaka Yoneyama
Astellas Venture Management LLC

Mr. Hiro Matsubara
Manager, Bio & New Materials Dept.
Marubeni America Corp.

Dr. Takashi Kido
Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Former VP, HuBit Genomix Corp., Tokyo

Biotech Opportunities for Start-up Firms in Japan and Asia

* A Panel Session *

May 9

K. Rajesh Rao

CEO, Dhruva Interactive

DHRUVA: Chasing the Indian Dream and Getting the Middle Class to Game!

May 16

Mr. Peter Chu
Managing Partner
AsiaTech Ventures

Mr. Jim Huang
Overseas Representative
Hong Kong Science & Tech. Parks

Mr. Eric Klee
ChampionScott Partners

Regional Competition in China: Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

* A Panel Session *

May 23

Dr. Roy Chua

Co-Founder & VP of Marketing, Identity Engines

High-Tech Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Asia, or When Can I Go Home?

May 30

Kevin Lee

Chief Executive Director
iPark Silicon Valley

Opportunities Within the Korean IT Industry in the Age Of Digital Convergence

June 06

Dr. Nicky Lu

Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman
Etron Technology, Inc.

Entrepreneurial Experiences in Asian IC Industry -- from a Stanford alumnus

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