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Summer Party with Lair East

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On July 22nd, Lair East, based in Manhattan, NY, will be leading seven top-notch startups from North American and prominent investors and innovators to join Startup Grind Shenzhen, sharing and connecting with all the innovative powerheads in Shenzhen!!

The backgrounds of these startups include Stanford University, UPenn, Duke University, British Petroleum, AT&T Bell Lab, Cambridge University, Harvard Innovation Lab and other eminent research and business institutes. And their projects range from real-time architecture information modeling, machine learning, aerospace data collection & analysis, modern beehive network, smart CHP system, blockchain social network and other hottest and most promising tech areas.

The mentors that form our panels for this event are also the leading figures, their backgrounds come from TechStars, Mark Zuckerberg's, Harvard Ventures, NYC Innovation Collective, Startup Institute, Girls Inc., Venture for American and so on.

Join us!!!


Part 1: Pitch Session 

Startups: AVVIR, Dataspine, Eyefly USA, Stream Loading, MicroEra Power, Strayos, Hellofriend. 


Part 2: Panel 1--Trends in the Development of Global Accelerators, Models and Key Impact

Panelists:John Lynn (The Studio Project)、Galina Ozgur (Grand Central Tech)

Moderator:Michael Zhu (Lair East)


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John Lynn

The Studio Project 

John is a connector, innovator, and leader in the NYC tech community. Prior to founding the Studio Project, John developed expertise in accelerator programming via his experiences at TechStars and Startup Institute. John sits on the selection committee for Paris-based NUMA accelerator network and Parallel 18 accelerator, council seats at Sheworx, Mark Zuckerberg's NYC chapter, and New York Cares. John also co-founded the Innovation Collective.

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Galina Ozgur

Grand Central Tech 

Until recently, Galina was the General Manager at Grand Central Tech - New York's premier venture platform that provides a wide array of critical resources for transformational startups to achieve scale. Broadly, her responsibilities have touched program, partnerships, due diligence, people & network. She has specifically been focused on the GCT flagship annual accelerator program and was brought on the team 2.5 years ago to chart the course of the curriculum. 

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CEO & Co-founder of Lair East 

Michael Zhu is CEO and Co-founder of Lair East, which is the first “Tech & Culture” themed collaborative co-working space and global entrepreneur communities on the East Coast connecting work, leisure, and knowledge for the community of global professionals and entrepreneurs in the business of disrupting technology and shaping cross border communications. Michael initiated the first cross border corporate innovation accelerator program with most well-known innovation hubs and organizations on East Coast including Harvard I-Lab, NYC Innovation Collectives, ERA, NUMA etc. to help startups in US with frontier technology expand into Asia and providing cross-border business intelligence with corporate innovation programs and investment funding.


Part 3: Panel 2--Synergy between Corporates and Innovative Startups

Panelists:Shaun Johnson (NYC Innovation Collective)

Moderator:Raymond Ngai (Angel Investor & HK Jockey Club) 

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Shaun Johnson

Startup Institute 

Shaun Johnson is a technologist, early adopter, and helper of people. Shaun serves as an operating adviser to XL Africa, a pan-African startup investment initiative led by The World Bank, as well as a founding board member of NYC Innovation Collective, a nonprofit with the mission of strengthening the innovation ecosystem through increased collaboration, transparency and access in the new economy. He is also a partner at Studio Project, a collaborative acceleration lab bringing top organizations together to build and further frontier technology alongside startups.

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Raymond Ngai

Mr. Raymond Ngai was former Head of IT Infrastructure responsible for managing and developing the Club's IT infrastructure in the areas of hardware platform, network, storages, web infrastructure, network security, systems software and desktop services to support the Club's mission to deliver world-class horseracing and betting services to the Hong Kong public.

Part 4: Panel 3--Building Startup Community with Global Impact 

Panelists:Philip Delvecchi o (VentureOut)

Moderator:Grace Zhang (Startup Grind Shenzhen)


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Philip Delvecchio


Philip is an Accelerator Operations Expert. His most recent experience was as the Director at VentureOut, the most active international post-seed accelerator in NYC helping startups grow and scale their business. During this time, he advised over 200 startups, ran 30 accelerator programs, and spearheaded a massive efficiency growth for VentureOut’s primary operations. Phil has recently left VentureOut to focus on establishing and strengthening collaboration channels between China and NYC's tech ecosystems.

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Grace Zhang

Startup Grind Shenzhen Director

Grace is the propeller of community building in Shenzhen and promotion of its global impact. She has combined experience in startup community building and branding for over four years, focusing on building high-quality, value-driven communities in Shenzhen. Now she's leading Startup Grind, powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, to become the top community brand in Shenzhen. She holds a BA degree in film production from Central Academy of Drama, and MS in Media Management from Indiana University Bloomington. She was a former Chicago-based bilingual tech reporter and now a marketing specialist at a state-owned energy corporate.


 About Co-organizers


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Lair East is a New York-based community that helps startups grow by focusing on tech and culture and leveraging investment and networking resources. Between China and the United States, we grow a powerful and collective ecosystem that consists of an international community for entrepreneurs, co-working spaces, investment supports, accelerator programs, and a bridge for China-US culture exchange. We believe in "Build Local, Think Global" and dedicate to help entrepreneurs and startups to achieve their goals and make real impacts on the world around them.



4:00 pm Registration & Networking
4:30 pm Opening Intro
4:45 pm Pitch Session
5:20 pm Panel 1 Trends in the Development of Global Accelerators, Models and Key Impact
5:35 pm Tea Break
5:45 pm Panel 2 Synergy between Corporates and Innovative Startups
6:00 pm Panel 3 Building Startup Community with Global Impact
6:15 pm Networking



Early-bird: 35 RMB(early bird tickets stop on July 18th)

Late-bird: 50 RMB

At the door: 70 RMB

This price includes pizzas, drinks and other snacks. 

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Event Date: 
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Pricing Info: 
Early-bird: 35 RMB(early bird tickets stop on July 18th) Late-bird: 50 RMB At the door: 70 RMB
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Place Address (English/Chinese): 
TechTemple, A 208 Tech Temple, China University of Geosciences, 8 Yuexing 3rd Rd, Nanshan District, Shenzhen (Keyuan Metro Station, Exit D) Shenzhen (广东深圳)南山区粤兴三道8中国地质大学产学研基地2层科技寺创业空间(南山店)
call us: +86-755-3395-5850