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5/25/2024 - Climbing Peaks Together

2024 Annual Monte Jade West and MJAA Joint Event



Date: May 25, 2024

Time: 11am - 4pm

Venue: Bayview Dining Room at College of San Mateo located at 1700 West Hillsdale Blvd., San Mateo, CA 94402

Registration: here (Early bird discount until 5/1)

Theme: Climbing Peaks Together

Save the Date on May 25, 2024 for MJAA - Celebrating 2023-2024 Program Completion and Honoring Leaders!


You are cordially invited to celebrate this special moment with us. This is the moment MJAA honors your commitment and connects with the alumni, reflects your experience, shares successes and meets leaders from our community.


But that's not all - we also want to recognize and celebrate the leaders who made this program possible. These individuals worked tirelessly to mentor, guide, and support you throughout your journey, and we want to thank them for their contributions.

Join us for an event of celebration, recognition, and community-building. We can't wait to see you there!


Event Agenda

11AM - 12:30 PM | Check in and Pre-event Social

11:30AM - 12:30 PM | Catered Lunch

12:30 - 2:30 PM | Sessions

  • Be the Hero of Your Own Story by Dave Lu

  • Leadership in Times of Change by Carol Carpenter, Chris Yeh, Kai Huang, Peter Chu

2:30 - 4 PM | Networking and Happy Hour


Speakers' bio:


Dave Lu

Dave Lu is a veteran in the technology industry, having worked for over two decades at big tech companies including Yahoo!, Apple, Cisco and eBay and founding two startups. In 2011, Dave created a community called Asian American Founders Circle which has grown to over 400 founders including Tony Xu (DoorDash), Steve Chen (YouTube), Kevin Lin (Twitch) and many others. AAFC inspired the launch of Hyphen Capital, focused on investing in Asian American founders, having invested close to $30 million in over 90 startups (50% with a woman founder or cofounder). Dave also produced the Emmy Award winning HBO documentary ‘38 at the Garden’ about Jeremy Lin. Dave sits on the board of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Dave received his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.




Peter Chu

Peter is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and seasoned executive. He co-founded MJAA in 1995 and was formerly the Chairman of Monte Jade West in 2010. He was an early team member and executive at Oracle, Verity/HP, and Broadvision. He has also been co-founder and venture capitalist at technology and media startups. Peter is currently a board member and advisor to startups in fintech, education, and media. He holds a BSEE degree from Stanford University and an MBA degree from Harvard University.




Carol Carpenter

Carol Carpenter is the Chief Marketing Officer of Unity. Carol is a self-proclaimed geek with a passion for technology and solving customer problems. She's been in tech marketing for most of her career, starting as a product manager at Apple. She loves creating new categories, scaling teams, and optimizing go-to-market activities. Over her career, Carol has built high-performance teams in both small and large companies in varying roles as CMO, GM, CEO. Most recently, she served as CMO of VMware where she led the transformation of the business from license to subscription and SaaS. Prior to VMware, Carol served as the VP Marketing of Google Cloud, scaling the business from approximately $5B to over $12B. She is particularly proud of the high-performance teams she's developed and the fact that many of her prior marketing mavens are all doing impactful work. She continues to mentor women and students via the HBS women entrepreneurship program, the Stanford alumni network, and Monte Jade.




Chris Yeh

Chris Yeh is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman, of Blitzscaling, the book that explains how to build world-changing companies like Amazon, Alibaba, and Airbnb in record time. A writer, investor, and entrepreneur, Chris has had a ringside seat in the world of startups and scaleups since 1995. His books help founders, venture capitalists, corporate leaders, policymakers, and everyday people better understand how the internet has changed the way we work together to build amazing organizations. Hundreds of companies, from garage-dwelling startups to Fortune 50 titans have tapped his knowledge and insights to accelerate and transform their businesses.




Kai Huang

Kai Huang is a co-founder of video game publisher RedOctane and was President and CEO from 1999 to 2009. RedOctane was the publisher of Guitar Hero, which became one of a handful of billion-dollar video game franchises and went on to become the fastest growing video game franchise ever to $1B in sales. RedOctane was acquired by Activision in 2006. Prior to RedOctane, Kai was co-founder and CEO of Adux Software, a software company developing solutions for the server appliance market. Adux Software was acquired in 1999. Prior to this, he was a consultant with Accenture where he worked with Fortune 500 clients in the area of supply chain management.



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