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Innovation Without Borders: Building Bridges Between Silicon Valley and the World

January 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-8


Silicon Valley is home to a thriving international startup scene, with entire ecosystems in place to support entrepreneurs–connecting with those ecosystems can be a bit of a challenge, for both startup founders and anyone hoping to connect with them. Our expert panelists will cover the ins and outs of the international startup scene in Silicon Valley, including:

  • How do international startups navigate Silicon Valley?
  • What resources are at their disposal?
  • What new international startups are out there?

And more. “Innovation Without Borders will also features an international startup pitch competition, with amazing startups from eight different countries showcasing the best of the global tech scene.

Tickets are free and this event may sell out – sign up now! #SVFIWB


Deputy Minister Yu-Chin Hsu
Deputy Minister,
Ministry of Science &
Technology, Taiwan
Dr. Jia-Ru Li
LILEE Systems
Joseph C.L. Ma
Director General,
Taipei Economic & Cultural
Office in San Francisco


Denyse Cardozo
Silicon Valley Forum
Nick Sramek 
Director of Int’l Relations,
Silicon Valley Forum
Ellen Zeng
Business Dev. in
Silicon Valley, Taiwan Tech Arena


Heonsoo Rhee 
Korea Innovation Center (KIC)
Gro Dyrnes
Nordic Innovation House
Xavier Wartelle
French Tech Hub
 Lewis Chen
Managing Director,
Taiwan Tech Arena


Shinnosuke Kameyama 
Chief Representative,
NEDO Silicon Valley
Terrence Cowl
Consul & Senior Trade Comm.,
Consulate General of Canada
Benjamin Bollman 
Deputy CEO,


Startup Judges

Chihyu “Wretch” Chien
AME Cloud Ventures
Luigi Congedo
Bootstrap Labs
Jay Onda
Startup Investments,
Orange Silicon Valley
Caroline Winnette
Executive Director,
Berkeley Skydeck


Pitching Startups

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5:30-6:00 PM        Registration & Networking
6:00-6:05 PM        Welcome Remarks
6:05-6:10 PM        Introduction of Keynote Speaker
6:10-6:30 PM        Keynote Speech
6:30-7:10 PM        Panel Discussion: Building Bi-Lateral Entrepreneurship Collaboration: How Organizations are Creating Entrepreneurship Platforms to Accelerate Startup Growth
7:10-8:00 PM        Pitch Demo
8:00-8:10 PM        Pitch results announced – winner goes to Taiwan!
8:10-9:00 PM        Networking and Drinks


Parking Information

The Omni Hotel is located at 555 California St (map). Valet parking is available at the Omni Hotel itself; nearby parking garages are also available:

If you’re taking public transportation, two BART stops are nearby: the Montgomery Street station is 4 blocks and Embarcadero Station is 7 blocks away from the hotel.



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January 15, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm UTC-8


Omni Hotel
500 California St
San Francisco, CA 94104 United States