Nov 23 2015

Monte Jade Tien’s Forum (Dec. 2015): Never Never Give Up…

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  • Event Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015
  • Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
  • Sponsors: Benefit TomorrowMandarin Business Association
  • Speakers:
    Laure Wang (王樂怡) , Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of Asia Alternatives
    Yvonne Mei (梅毅端), Senior vice Chair of financial advisor and insurance company WFG, a subsidiary of Aegon.
  • Special Guest: Paul Wang (王伯元), Chairman of Monte Jade Taiwan; Founder of Pacific Venture Partners
  • Location: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140, San Jose, CA95134
  • Contact Info:
  • Register: Please register in advance. Click here. Free.
  • Light dinner, soft drink and water provided


Laure got stroke on 2010 and lost her mobility, and she can’t speak, Laure has a new book announced on Oct, 2015. Yvonne got stroke on August 2015, she struggles to recover from Stroke and just open another branch office in Cupertino. Both Laure and Yvonne will share their story and how they fight to recover from stroke and never give up.


Speaker Bio:

Laure Wang

Laure L. Wang is a Co-Founder and Senior Advisor of Asia Alternatives. Prior to joining Asia Alternatives, Ms. Wang was a General Partner of Pacific Venture Partners (”PVP”). She co-headed the China and US operations and was one of five members on its investment committee. PVP is a pan-Asian venture capital firm with over US$800 million under management. Previously, Ms. Wang also worked at Goldman Sachs & Co. (Hong Kong, San Francisco and New York) and Warburg Pincus (Hong Kong).

Ms. Wang received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and International Relations with honors from Stanford University. Ms. Wang is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English and has working knowledge of Japanese and French.


Yvonne Mei

Yvonne is the Senior Vice Chairman of a financial services organization which wholly owned as a subsidiary of AEGON, Yvonne and her team received > $12M commission paid in 2014 and continue growing with double digit percentage.

Yvonne received many awards from varies organization, most significant awards including the Global leadership awards from International leadership foundation, the 2015 Stevie Awards for three categories (1) Mentor or Coach of the year –Business (2) Female Executive of the year -Consumer Services (3) Women Helping Women –Business. Yvonne is co-founder of Benefit Tomorrow, a Charity organization focus on the better society, Yvonne is board member of ILF which focus on the training for the next generation leadership, Yvonne is also the Vise President of MBA – Mandarin Business Association which promote the business opportunity and the cooperation between Taiwan/China to US.

Yvonne got a stroke in early August 2015 when she was doing a presentation in a seminar, she then stayed in ICU for 3 days and then transferred to hospital and then moved to the rehab center, her left side of body was paralyzed.

Yvonne will share her struggle and how she get back to her life, Yvonne has since recovered part of the mobility on her left side of body and engaging back to her business.


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Nov 22 2015

Special Event: 第一屆台灣和矽谷新創公司實況連線Demo day

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  • Event Date: Wednesday, December 9, 2015
  • Time: 6:00PM-8:30PM
  • Organizers: 美西玉山科技協會 (Monte Jade West), 矽谷美華科技商會(SVCACA)
  • Co-organizer: 台灣創新創業中心 (TIECTW)
  • Adviser: 舊金山科技組 (Science and Technology Division, TECO-SF)
  • Location: 500 Yosemite Dr, Milpitas, CA
  • Register: Please register in advance. Click here. Free.
  • Light dinner, soft drink and water provided
  • Contact Info: Dr. Grace Lee (; Alisha Yuhanna (

由美西玉山科技協會、矽谷美華科技商會、以及各大單位主辦之第一屆台灣-矽谷 Startup公司Demo Day,與台北連線實況推出。台灣創新創業中心 (TIECTW) 協辦贊助,並將請舊金山科技組指導。台灣的主辦及指導單位則包括行政院國家發展委員會、台北市政府、數位時代、AlumVest等單位。活動將推出十間公司進行Demo,分別由矽谷推薦六間、台北派出四間公司。本次推薦的公司產業以大數據、雲端計算、物聯網及生物科技為主。



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Nov 21 2015

Monte Jade Forum (Jan. 2016): Senior Care Forum — Caring for Loved Ones, Caring for Ourselves; Helping Older Adults along the Journey

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  • Event Date: Sunday, January 10, 2016
  • Time: 12:00PM-5:00PM
  • Location: Cupertino City Community Hall, 10350 Torre Ave, Cupertino, CA 95054
  • Speakers:
    Dr. Grace Nadolny, Geriatric Psychiatry, El Camino Hospital
    Dr. Peter H. Cheng, Lead Geriatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation Palo Alto Center
    Di Hsu (俆廸), Senior Speech Pathologist, Kaiser Permanente Emergency and Rehabilitation Center
    Elizabeth Medina, Director of Senior Care, Community Services Agency
  • Registration: Please register in advance. Click here. Free.
  • Contact Info:
  • Light refreshments and drink will be provided.


As we and our loved ones advance in age, we face many challenges in managing the care and quality of life during these important and potentially prolonged years. This forum gathers medical experts and community resources to share insights. Our goal is to raise awareness and promote practical knowledge about mental, physical, and social wellbeing. We hope to encourage preventive actions in sustaining good health and security in the aging years.


Speaker Bio:

Grace Nadolny

Dr. Grace C. Nadolny is the Medical Director of Geriatric Psychiatry at El Camino Hospital and Silicon Valley Primary Care Group. She also serves on the board of The Felton Institute of Family Services. Dr. Nadolny started her career as a pharmacist, and then focused her medical training in the behavioral sciences, specializing in the older adult population. She is board certified in Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychiatry.
For over 20 years, Dr. Nadolny has practiced clinical psychiatry in multiple settings including academic institutions and community-based hospitals / clinics, as well as nursing homes, spanning many regions of the US. She trained at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and gained increasing responsibilities at Case Western Reserve University, Creighton University Medical Center, Health Care Corporation of America, Veteran Administration, Sutter Health, before joining us here in the Bay Area.
Dr. Nadolny brings deep experience and insight from patient care, teaching and research, and managing in-patient and out-patient operations. Most of all, she is a wise and caring doctor that we would all wish for ourselves and our loved ones.


Peter H. Cheng

Dr. Peter H. Cheng is the lead geriatrician in the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Palo Alto Center. He is a board member of Avenidas, a community nonprofit organization in support of older adults. Having received his medical training at Baylor and Johns Hopkins, Dr. Cheng also served on the medical school faculty of Johns Hopkins and Stanford. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine.
Through his career as an aging specialist, Dr. Cheng has cared for patients in a variety of clinical settings—from the acute hospital to the medical office, patients’ homes, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities, lifecare communities, and the inpatient hospice. His PAMF career began in 2006 as a primary care physician. His work now focuses on helping PAMF grow its comprehensive geriatric medicine program. The program’s vision is to provide top notch care and promote successful aging to older adults—age 65 to 100 and beyond!
Dr. Cheng is a strong advocate for his patients and their families, promoting quality of life in all phases of aging. Noting the reality of aging demographics and limited specialty medicine resources, he leads by example in emphasizing interdisciplinary team building and mentoring. He founded our nation’s first ever Shared Medical Appointments in Successful Aging.


Di Hsu (俆廸)

Ms. Di Hsu is a senior speech pathologist and a frequent speaker on health topics to the Chinese communities both local and abroad. She currently practices at Kaiser Permanente Emergency and Rehabilitation Center. She also instructs graduate students in speech pathology clinical rehabilitation in the California State University system.
Ms. Hsu is board certified in speech language pathology and hearing rehabilitation therapy, with a specialty in multi-lingual speech rehabilitation. She received her clinical training within the California State University system and has been helping patients in rehabilitation therapy programs at numerous institutions including Stanford Medical Center and Enloe Rehabilitation Center.



1:00PM Arrival

1:30PM Welcome and Introduction

1:40PM Health and wellbeing 維持身心健康
- Dr. Grace Nadolny, Geriatric Psychiatry, El Camino Hospital
- Dr. Peter Cheng, Geriatric Medicine, Palo Alto Medical Foundation
- Xu Di, Speech Pathology, Kaiser Permanente

3:15PM Social, legal, and financial planning 社區服務,法律及財務規劃
- Elizabeth Medina, Director of Senior Care, Community Services Agency
- Long term care health insurance specialist

4:15PM Break

4:30PM Conclusion

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Oct 14 2015

Monte Jade Tien’s Forum (Oct. 2015): Genia Technologies – A story of an electrical engineer’s quest for knowledge on the origin of life and his entrepreneurial journey to build a next generation DNA sequencing technology

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  • Event Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
  • Speaker: Roger Chen (陳正哲), Chief Technical Officer, Genia
  • Location: ITRI International, 2870 Zanker Rd., Suite 140, San Jose, CA95134
  • Contact Info:
  • Register: Please register in advance. Click here. Free.
  • Light dinner, soft drink and water provided


Monte Jade Science and Technology Association is proud to feature Mr. Roger Chen, Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Genia Technologies, as the guest speaker for the October 2015 Tien Forum Speaker Series. Roger will share with the audience his inspirational and unconventional journey from an electrical engineer to the co-founder of an DNA sequencing technology startup, why he decided to retire in his early thirties, what motivated him to come out of retirement to further his studies in a completely new discipline, and how he created and build a successful startup without any help from VCs on Sand Hill Road.


Speaker Bio:

Roger Chen

Roger is a second generation Taiwanese American. After graduating from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1991, Roger worked for ten years at Maxim Integrated Products, an industry leader in analog semiconductors. While at Maxim, Roger defined and launched over 50 integrated circuits that are currently in production today. In 2001, Roger retired from Maxim to pursue his intellectual interest in the origin of life, which led him to further his studies at UC Santa Cruz, where he later received a Masters degree in Biochemistry.


In 2009, Roger co-founded and became the Chief Technical Officer of Genia Technologies to develop integrated circuits that would enable massively parallel single-molecule DNA sequencing using nanopore based sequencing technologies. The company’s mission was to make genetic testing easy and affordable by using a revolutionary, low cost DNA/RNA reader that will improve the lives of people in a variety of applications, include the diagnosis of cancers and infectious diseases, non-invasive prenatal testing, matching the right drug to the right patient and identification of genetic diseases.


In June of 2014, Genia Technologies was acquired by Roche for $350 million.


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Aug 06 2015

25th Monte Jade Annual Conference- 25 Years: Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future

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  • Event Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015
  • Time: Afternoon Program 1:00pm-5:00pm; Dinner Banquet 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • Location: Hyatt Santa Clara, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
  • Registration: Online registration is required. Afternoon program is free if pre-registered, $5 on-site.
  • Dinner cost: $120. Seating is limited.
  • Announcement of the “Shark Tank for Startup” final participants: September 9, 2015
  • Contact: or (408)428-0388 for more information and sponsorship.

  • Theme: 25 Years: Celebrating the Past, Envisioning the Future 
  • Afternoon Keynote:
    Dr. Maverick Shih (施宣輝), President, BYOC Business Group, Acer Inc.
    Topic: Internet of Being– Creating the Value for New Cloud Era
  • Evening Keynote:
    Dr. Tien Wu (吳田玉), COO of ASE / Board Member of Global Semiconductor Association
    Topic: The Changing Landscape of Semiconductor

  • Panel Speakers:
    Session (a) Appreciate Monte Jade’s Past and Lead to Create the Future
    Session Chair: Maggie Li (李喬琚), New Hope Chinese Cancer Foundation

    Moderator: Ed Yang (楊耀武), iD Ventures America
    -Chih-Kai (CK) Cheng (鄭志凱), Acorn Pacific Ventures
    -Lilly Chung (鍾靜嫻), Deloitte
    -Hsing Kung (龔行憲), Acorn Campus
    -Hu Limin (胡立民), Ellie Mae
    -Bob Lin (林富元), Healthlink
    -Cheng-Chung Shih (施振強), Vishay

    Session (b) Venture Capital– Past, Present and Future
    Session Chair: Eric Huang (黃梓洋), COINX Ventures

    Moderator: Eric Huang (黃梓洋), COINX Ventures
    -Peter Hsieh (謝忠高), Acorn Pacific Ventures
    -Matt Huang (黃耀明), Armorize Technologies
    -Andrew Tang (湯忠), Draper University
    -Roger Royse, Royse Law Firm, PC
    -Jackie Yang (楊榮恭), TransLink Capital

    Session (c) Startup Presentation: “Shark Tank”
    Session Chair: Alan Wu (吳其鈞), AMobile

    Moderator: Peter Hsieh (謝忠高), Acorn Pacific Ventures
    -Limin Hu (胡立民), Ellie Mae
    -Tony Huang (黃君耀), WI Harper Group
    -Eric Huang (黃梓洋), COINX Ventures
    -Larry Wang (王南雷), Taiwan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center
    -Stewart Wu (吳文燦), Cortina Systems
    -Jackie Yang (楊榮恭), Translink Capital

  • Session (d) Life: “Work-Life Balance”
    Session Chair: David Jeng (鄭詠升), Wintec Industries

    Moderator: David Jeng (鄭詠升), Wintec Industries
    -Logan Allin, ONEHOPE Wine
    -Derek Biazo, Alexander’s Steakhouse Cupertino
    -Yung Chen (陳永光), Silicon Valley Stem Cell Treatment Center
    -Amy Hoopes, Wente Vineyards
    -Katie Hsieh (謝凱婷), How Living 


    All Speaker Bio: here


  • Master of Ceremony:
    -Afternoon MC: Anne Hu (胡秀瑛)
    -Evening MC: Lily Chou Loh (周濼)
  • Entertainment:
    -Opening Performer: San Jose Taiko
    -Performing MC: Rambo Shyy (史浩辰)
    -Performer: Anthony Neely (倪安東)
    -Live Band: Silicon Valley Band

  • Agenda:
  • Afternoon Program
    12:00 -1:00 PM Registration
    1:00 -1:10 PM Welcome Remarks
    1:10- 2:00 PM Keynote Speech by Dr. Maverick Shih (施宣輝)
    Topic: Internet of Being– Creating the Value for New Cloud Era

    2:00- 3:15 PM
    Session (a) “Appreciate Monte Jade’s Past and Create the Future”
    Session (b) “Venture Capital– Past, Present and Future”

    3:15- 3:40 PM Break

    3:40- 4:45 PM
    Session (c) Startup Presentation: “Shark Tank”
    Session (d) Life: “Work-Life Balance”

    4:45- 5:00 PM Afternoon event closing remark


    Evening Program
    5:00- 5:30 PM Cocktail Reception
    5:30- 6:00 PM Registration

    6:00- 6:45 PM Dinner
    6:45- 7:00 PM San Jose Taiko Opening Performance
    7:00- 7:05 PM Welcome Remark
    7:05- 7:15 PM Award Ceremony
    -Lifetime Award to Dr. Chuang Yii-Der (莊以德)
    -Lifetime Award to Dr. Stan Shih (施振榮)
    7:15- 8:00 PM VIP Announcement

    8:00- 8:45 PM Evening Keynote Speech by Dr. Tien Wu (吳田玉)
    Topic: The Changing Landscape of Semiconductor
    8:45- 9:15 PM Performance: Anthony Neely (倪安東)
    9:15- 9:45 PM Performance: Silicon Valley Band
    9:45- 9:55 PM Prize Raffle
    9:55- End ……. Live Band



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