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Columbia Engineering Entrepreneurship Night – Hong Kong

Columbia Engineering Entrepreneurship Night – Hong Kong

Saturday, June 2
6:30 PM
Conrad Hong Kong – 88 Queensway,
Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong

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The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Columbia Alumni Association present the tenth program in a series designed to showcase the vibrant Columbia Entrepreneurship ecosystem. We invite you to join Dean Mary Boyce and Columbia entrepreneurs for a conversation about the life cycle of entrepreneurship followed by a demo night with Columbia alumni and student entrepreneurs.


Sonny Wu
Mr. Wu is a founding partner and managing director of GSR Ventures, a venture capital fund that focuses primarily in early stage, start up, and growth stage investments in technology companies with substantial operations in China. Mr. Wu focuses on investments in the semiconductors, new materials, and new energy sectors and he has made extensive investments related to LED technology and electric vehicles. Prior to founding GSR, Mr. Wu was founder and chairman of Asia Wireless Technology and he was a managing director at Nortel Networks, where he set up and managed several joint ventures in China.

Born and raised in China, Mr. Wu received a BS in engineering physics from the University of British Columbia in 1990 and an MBA from MIT in 2001 where he was a Sloan Fellow. Mr. Wu’s son is a member of the SEAS Class of 2018 and his daughter will be joining Columbia in the fall as a member of the College’s Class of 2020.

Fermi Wang
Mr. Wang is co-founder of Ambarella, Inc., a company that produces low power, high definition video compression and image processing semiconductors. Prior to founding Ambarella in 2007, he was CEO and co-founder of Afara Websystems, a startup that pioneered throughput computing for servers. Afara was acquired by Sun Microsystems in July 2002. A seasoned leader, serial entrepreneur and and a video compression technology expert, Mr. Wang holds several digital video-related patents and his team was responsible for developing the world’s first MPEG CODEC chip.

Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University and an MS and PhD in electrical engineering from Columbia University. Mr. Wang established the Wang Fong-Jen Professorship at SEAS in honor of his brother who received an MS and PhD in mechanical engineering.