The Rise of Diversity in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Asia: Views from Selected Economies


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The Rise of Diversity in Entrepreneurship Ecosystems in Asia: Views from Selected Economies

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

04:30 pm - 05:50 pm

These sessions are open to the public to attend in-person or by Zoom.

To attend by Zoom, please register at <https://stanford.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvdOqgrTooEte626Net4f5iuR7jUH63I2p>. This will register you for the entire 8-week series and the same link will be used for all sessions. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting series. You may cancel at anytime.

To attend in-person, please visit <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-rise-of-diversity-in-entrepreneurship-ecosystems-in-asia-tickets-638937387927>.

Our 8-week series on “Entrepreneurship in Asian High-Tech Industries” begins April 11, 2023 and continues weekly until May 30, 2023.



  • Stanford University, Paul G. Allen Building, Allen 101X Auditorium, 330 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]

Parking options:

  • Via Ortega Garage, 498 Via Ortega, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]
  • Parking Structure 5, 295 Campus Drive, Stanford, CA 94305 [Google Map]
  • Please check parking signs carefully to ensure that permitted parking and metered spaces are free after 4:00 pm.

Session Recordings are typically posted within 3 business days after each session on our Youtube Channel and the course page here.


Jacko Tsang

Director, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, HKSAR Government

As Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in San Francisco, Ms Jacko Shun Man TSANG represents the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in fostering economic ties between Hong Kong and 19 states in the western part of the United States.

Ms Tsang joined the HKSAR Government as Administrative Officer in 2004. She started in policy formulation and management of minor modes public transport. She then moved on to handling issues related to executive-legislative relations, assisting in the coordination of the Government’s legislative programme.

In 2011, Ms Tsang joined the Transport and Housing Bureau to work on civil aviation policy, participating in the negotiations of air service agreements on behalf of the HKSAR Government and dealing with matters related to air transport licensing in Hong Kong. After spending four years in the field of aviation, Ms Tsang took up a position in the Civil Service Bureau assisting in the management of the Administrative Officer Grade in the Civil Service, where she spent three years handling the posting and training of Administrative Officers.

In 2015, Ms Tsang joined the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau. She first worked to bring the Competition Ordinance into effect, and then took up the position of Principal Assistant Secretary in charge of consumer protection policies, where she monitored the implementation of relevant laws to combat unfair trade practices and to regulate the safety of consumer goods. She was also heavily involved in policy analysis related to the proposal for a mandatory cooling-off period.

Ms Tsang received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University, CT, majoring in Government. She is married with two children.

Jane Wachiradejkul

President & CEO, JW Global Luxury

Jane brings 25 yrs of experience across real estate investment, global business development, and internationalization strategies advisory, with add’l expertise in innovative marketing and investor relations.

Achieving true distinction, she set a record by bringing the first Four Seasons Waterfront Residences in Asia to the U.S. market, a development project valued at $1B. Jane spearheaded the deal with the developer of one of the world’s most sought-after branded residences.

For the preeminence of her alliances with Int’l developers, Jane was appointed as a Global Ambassador for Four Seasons Private Residences, San Francisco—Jane’s deep expertise connecting the best of SF & APAC makes her strategically positioned to offer investors one of the most elevated luxury residential properties on the West Coast.

As the Founder of JW Global Luxury Group, Jane serves as a trusted consultant to global investment firms, including US-Asia Family Offices, Private Equity Funds, and Diversified Holding Companies. Leveraging strategic global partnership networks, she connects her clients to real estate assets, development projects, & Tech-enabled investment opportunities.

Jane serves as VP of Global Biz Development & Investments, US-APAC at Xnergy Financial. She supports the growth of the Real Estate, Tech & Innovation sectors in SF Bay Area & Silicon Valley–focused on growth capital and business exit strategies serving Family Offices, HNW Entrepreneurs, CEO Founders, and other institutional investors.

Cementing her position as an influential global leader, Jane’s involvement includes her role on the Advisory Board of GlobalSF/SF:Asia, dedicated to promoting investment between SF Bay Area & Asia. San Francisco is a primary destination for foreign direct investment from Asia. Jane is uniquely positioned to leverage her cultural & economic ties within these regions.

With her profound commitment to making a difference, she serves on the Advisory Council, NorCal at ALSAC, the esteemed fundraising arm for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital–raising funds from the most generous private donors over $2B/year. She advises the Pacific Territory & NorCal ALSAC Leadership in developing strategies for engaging US-Asia Family Offices and HNWIs donors. With her strategic guidance, Jane empowers leaders to cultivate impactful relationships and enable St. Jude to continue its groundbreaking research and provide lifesaving treatments to children in need worldwide.

Kimberley Williams

Senior Program Manager, US-ATMC (Guest Moderator)

Kimberley completed both her BA in American Studies and MA in Tourism Administration at The George Washington University in Washington DC.  She worked previously at Stanford University for the Graduate School of Business for nine years in a variety of roles, the last of which was Associate Director at the Center for Global Business and the Economy managing the global study trips program where all MBA students must satisfy a Global Experience Requirement prior to graduation.  After the GSB, Kimberley became a Senior Manager in Commercial Operations at Jazz Pharmaceuticals.  Most recently, she was a Program Manager with Cisco Systems working in Corporate Social Responsibility and managing Cisco’s relationship with the World Economic Forum before coming back to Stanford University to join the US-Asia Technology Management Center.


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