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Theme: Re-Generation

This event occurred on
January 28, 2023
Stanford University, California
United States

Our world is undergoing a huge change, and so does our community. We are facing problems that our ancestors had never imagined before. The innovation of new technologies, new financial derivatives, and new scientific research also create new challenges for our society and environment. Sometimes, innovations solve problems, but sometimes, innovations create new problems. This event will focus on various ideas about “what’s next” in human development, including well-being, vision, and imagination. We hope these ideas could give them a new perspective on the virtual new regeneration happening nowadays.

Stanford Graduate Community Center
750 Escondido Rd, Stanford, CA 94305
Stanford University, California, 94305
United States
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Anya Cheng

Fashion AI Tech Entrepreneur
Anya Cheng is a Taiwanese American tech executive and entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and Lecturer at Northwestern University and 500 Global, a top accelerator in the world. Before launching her sustainability startup Taelor, a menswear rental subscription service, she held product management and marketing leadership positions at Meta (Facebook/Instagram), eBay, Target, McDonald’s, Sears and Kmart. Cheng is an author of two best-selling business books, a career coach and a social media influencer. Cheng was named a Girls in Tech 40 Under 40, Winner of Social Impact Award by XChange, and nominated as a Marketer of the Year by Min Magazine U.S.. Her work has won 20+ awards including the Webby Award Best for Shopping App, The Communicator Award, 30 Top Rising Star Entrepreneur, Rising Star Award of Social Network Category by Mobile Village and the first place winner of Draper University’s startup competition which was hosted by legendary investor Tim Draper.

Han-Wei (Harvey) Chen

IP Attorney, Partner at Perkins Coie LLP
Harvey is an attorney who guides clients in shaping their patent portfolios, developing their intellectual property (IP) strategies, and often defending them against opponents’ IP-related threats. Fluent in spoken and written Chinese, Harvey frequently serves as trusted de facto in-house counsel for Asian companies navigating legal matters in the United States in IP and other service areas. Trained as an electrical engineer and a computer scientist, he enjoys working with innovative companies and individuals on all areas of technologies. He is an avid basketball player, a runner, a private pilot, and enjoys the occasional motorcycle ride along Highway 17.

IC Jan

Founder of Taiwan Global Angels / Advisor at Berkeley SkyDeck
I am IC, the Founder and Managing director of Taiwan Global Angels. We started with 15 founding members and within 10 months, invested 6 million USD. Now, we have 50 members from around the world. Additionally, I serve as a senior advisor to the dean of the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and an advisor at Berkeley SkyDeck. Before this, I worked as the Taiwan Ecosystem Ambassador for Startup Genome and the assistant CEO at BioHub Taiwan for two years. I was also the co-founder and partner of AppWorks, Taiwan's first startup accelerator, from 2010 to 2016.

Jonah Paquette

Psychologist, Author, and Well-Being Expert
Greetings! I'm a clinical psychologist, international speaker, and author. I'm the author of four research-based self-help books, including Happily Even After (2022), Awestruck (2020), The Happiness Toolbox (2018), and Real Happiness (2015). In addition to my clinical work and writing, I deliver keynotes and workshops across the country and internationally focused on the science of well-being, and have dedicated my career to helping individuals, organizations, and communities flourish. I'm a frequent media contributor, and have been featured regularly in print, online, and radio outlets. I have a passion for imparting the key findings related to happiness and well-being with a broader audience, and would be honored to share these at your event.

Konrad Young

Adjunct Professor at NTU, previous Director at TSMC
Konrad Young has been in the semiconductor industry for 32+ years since his Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1986. He was born and grew up in Taiwan. Since his retirement in June 2018 from TSMC, a world-leading foundry company, he became an angel investor and management consultant to several Taiwanese start-up companies and had served as an independent board member in two public companies. He also serves as an adjunct professor at the National Taiwan University and at the National Cheng-Chi University International MBA program since 2020. He is also a chair professor of Innovation program and Electrical Engineering department at the Feng-Chia University. He considers himself as a “Human Ecologist”. His recent interest is to develop the next-generation Taiwanese talents to fulfill their dreams.

Lamiaa Laurène Daif

Worldwide strategy and business planning at Tech
Lamiaa is a French-Moroccan business strategist, investor, coach and dancer. She empowers companies and individuals to make lasting, impactful changes that come from within. With a decade of experience as a Private Equity investor, she supported companies and their leadership teams transform their industries and go global. Now she is leading the worldwide strategy and business development of a Big Tech company’s computing devices. Lamiaa is a Board member and Treasurer at Resonate Workshops, a non-profit organization with a mission to unlock leadership potential of women and youth in East Africa. She graduated from Stanford Graduate School of Business as a Robert Joss Scholar and holds two finance Masters degrees from Paris Dauphine University. Lamiaa uses dance and movement to help herself and others express their authentic selves.

Organizing team


Redwood City, CA, United States


Hsinchu, Taiwan
  • Hanyu Chen
  • KJ Tien
  • Reichi Chen
  • Ta-Hsuan Chang