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Our events provide opportunities for startups to meet and connect with key players in the industry. By networking, entrepreneurs will benefit from increasing their startup companies' visibility and finding opportunities to grow their business.

UPCOMING EVENT

Main Discussion Topics:

1. Major geographic sources of investments for Canadian startups

2. Special requirements from foreign investors

3. Strategic considerations for cross-board investment deal structure

4. Major differences for investment deal terms between domestic and foreign funding

Wally began his career as PM at Microsoft Bing. He later built data platforms at Pebble (Y Combinator W11) and Misfit, both were merged as critical infrastructure into Google’s Wear OS.

Wally has spent close to a decade in enterprise software space as an operator, including Lattice Engines in martech (acq. by NYSE: DNB) and DataVisor in cybersecurity (Sequoia & NEA-backed).

Before launching SAV, Wally has been advising family offices and conglomerates on software investments and serving on the boards of portfolios with roughly $300M in capital deployed. 

PAST EVENT

 
On July 16 2022, AAIA Board member, lawyer of Ontario, Shui Luo presented legal tool kit series specifically for startups considering foreign investment funds. The webinar introduced four aspects of foreign funds: 1) source of funding; 2) special requirements of foreign investors; 3) cross boarder restructuring; 4) special deal terms. The information delivered in this webinar and this recap shall not be used as legal advice.……Read more
 
 
On July 21st 2022, AAIA is honored to invite the Founder Partner at SAV (Sacle Asia Venture), Wally Wang to discuss investment trends. He will share his insights on how to find investment opportunities in an uncertain global economy? In-depth analysis of artificial intelligence, Web 3.0, Blockchain, software, Saas, biotechnology and hard tech investment opportunities…….Read more
 
 
AAIA Youth was honored to host a VC talk on June 15th, 2022, at 9:00PM EDT, featuring Lu Zhang, who is the Founder and Managing Partner of her venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley – Fusion Fund.……Read more
 
 
AAIA Youth was delighted to have Dr. Rui Ma, Partner of Frees Fund, to join our event in May of 2022 to discuss cross-discipline entrepreneurial and investment opportunities, current and future biotech startup trends, how investors evaluate biotech projects, and what makes a good investor.……Read more
 
 
On April 27, 2022, we were honored to invite Larry Li, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Amino Capital, to speak to the audience about how investors evaluate and add value to startup companies.……Read more

On April 23, 2022, Mr. Peng Jiang shared on an AAIA webinar his observations and views about blockchain and the new economic models that it brings about, moderated by Mr. Shui Luo…….Read more
 
AAIA Youth was honored to host a CVC Talk on March 22nd, 2022, at 9:00 PM EDT, featuring Dr. Bin Zhou, who is Principal at one of Silicon Valley’s premier corporate venture capital firms – Goodyear Ventures. The speaker shared opportunities and trends in the mobility area, such as in autonomous driving and electrification, as well as Goodyear Ventures’ portfolio in this area, such as Gatik, Revel, TuSimple, etc……Read more
 
 

On March 19, 2022, AAIA hosted a webinar about success factors for unicorn companies. The speakers are Mr. Chun Xia, Founding Partner of TSVC Venture Capital, and serial entrepreneur Mr. Fuyong Zhao, Founder and CEO of Cassia Networks……Read more

 

On February 26, 2022, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) hosted an online webinar to take a deep dive look into some critical issues and strategies in patenting AI. Two honored speakers Yanbin Xu and Yi Yu, along with the event moderator, Li Feng shared their experience and thoughts……Read more

 

On Feburary 23, 2022, at 8:30 PM EST, AAIA Youth hosted an online seminar to help students with the job searching process in the finance industry. Campus advisor of RBC, Alex Gao, shared information on the banking industry, his experience with assisting students in transitioning from school to a professional work environment, and provided tips for students on networking and interviewing……Read more

 

On January 22, 2022, Dr. Sean Zhang, a partner of Dale & Lessman LLP, presented a webinar on intellectual property (IP) basics: “Have an Invention – Now What?” Specifically, Dr. Zhang talked about the value of IP to high-tech companies, timing of patenting, ownership and inventorship, and patent searches, as well as the homework that you should do before you meet with a patent attorney about protecting your invention……Read more

 

On Jan 14th, at 8:30 EST, AAIA Youth held an online seminar to extend knowledge to young founders on the journey of creating an invention and extending to build a start-up company, and choosing the right start-up incubators, and receiving fundings from Venture Capitalists (VCs). Guest speakers Morgan Guo, Youji Cheng, and Diane Ding shared their insights and tips of the start-up journey, from the process of developing an IP for a long-time researched product to operating a start-up, eventually participating in incubators and get fundings from VCs……Read more

 

On November 20, 2021, AAIA was honored to have renowned speaker Dr. Zhongwei Chen. Dr. Chen is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, he is Canada Research Chair Professor at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Chen brought audience a highly engaging talk named “The Future of Electric Vehicles – Battery and Fuel Cells” which was an excellent overview of global trends in technology, industry and market of electric vehicles (EV) and battery technologies……Read more

 
On Saturday, Ocotober 23th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) hosted a legal seminar to take a deep dive look into the regulatory space for medical devices and pharmaceutical industries. In this seminar, two honored speakers Linda Li and Ellen Jiang discussed the regulatory roadmap for each industry, respectively.…..Read more

 

On Saturday, September 25th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) held a panel discussion to take a closer look at the relationship between the Co-founders and legal service providers. In this event, guest speakers Shui, Li, Ted, and Sophia , along with the event moderator, Ling shared their experiences of engaging legal service providers…..Read more

 

On Friday, September 10th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) Youth hosted an alumni experience sharing webinar on the topic of “overcoming obstacles toward your dream job”. In this event, guest speakers Haichun Chen (senior director from Airbnb), Yunfei Ma (product manager from Microsoft), Yunqiao Xu (product manager from Microsoft), along with the event moderator Iris Guo (product manager intern from Microsoft) shared their work experience and insights on the career development…..Read more

 

On Saturday, August 28th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) held a panel discussion to take a closer look at investor relationship building. In this event, guest speakers Constance and Huayi, along with the event moderator, Alex shared their experiences from the PR and IR perspectives. …..Read more

 

On July 24th EST, AAIA held an online seminar to discuss how entrepreneurs have benefited from their incubator experiences. Guest speakers Livia Guo, Joseph Wang, and Jack Liu talked about the differences between Northern American incubators. They also shared their personal experiences of CDL, YC, TechStars and other popular incubators…..Read more

On Saturday, June 26th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) hosted an informational seminar on the topic of SR&ED. In this event, guest speaker Steven Yang (from YLH Advisory Group), a professional consultant with 10 years+ SR&ED advisory experience, gave the attendees an overview of the program and discussed how programs such as SR&ED can benefit companies…….Read more

On Saturday, May 29th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) hosted a legal seminar to take a deep-dive look into the closely-watched case of Google v. Oracle. In this seminar, board member and speaker Dr. Sean X. Zhang discussed the decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court, the reasonings behind the ruling, as well as significance of the case in the software industry………Read more

On Wednesday, April 28th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) held its 5th panel discussion of 2021. In this event, guest speakers Professor Steve Liang and Tony Qiu, along with the event moderator, Morgan Guo, shared their insights into starting their technology startups as full-time professors……..Read more

19 Mar

On Friday, March 19, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) joined hands with Chinese Coffee Club, a nonprofit based in New York dedicated to providing professional lectures and conferences for Chinese communities, to discuss industry trends in 2021. Also in this event, three VC guest speakers shared their unique perspectives on their investment thesis and provided insights into startup fundraising. ……..Read more

On Saturday, February 27th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) held its second event of 2021. In this workshop, Shui Luo, a founding member of AAIA and a lawyer at Luo Legal Professional Corporation, took the audience on a deep dive into the dynamics of corporate control and provided practical legal guidance for startup founders……..Read more

On Saturday, January 30, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) held its first event of 2021, a panel discussion with two guest speakers, Dr. Miles Li of Mightex System and Yigang Yang of WaterStar Capital, hosted by Dr. Sean X. Zhang of AAIA…….Read more

On Wednesday, December 2, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) held its third event of the 2020 series……Read more

On Saturday, Oct 24th, Asia America Innovation Alliance (AAIA) held its second event of the 2020 series. ……Read more

During this panel discussion, five panelists will focus on three main topics: People, Product and Business. ……Read more

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