Fireside Chat (I)

11:05 AM – 11:25 AM (Thursday, September 25th)

Kayvan Baroumand

Founder and CEO


Kayvan Baroumand is the Founder and CEO of NestGSV. NestGSV is the worlds first “Ecobator”. An ecobator is a platform that supports innovation economy with emerging technology companies, large technology companies, Universities and governments.
Prior to NestGSV Kayvan was the founding COO of Plug and Play Tech Center and most recently the President of Always On. He has over 15 years of management and international business experience in the technology manufacturing and distribution sectors, and a strong network in the venture capital and angel investment community.
Kayavan graduated from University of California, Irvine.

Christine Tsai

Managing Partner
500 Startup


Christine Tsai is the Partner & Chief Pug Herder at 500 Startups.
Prior to joining 500 Startups, she was in product marketing at Google and YouTube. She worked on Developer Platforms and was the lead for Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. She also worked on Google AdSense and early-stage video monetization offerings as well as Google Analytics and YouTube syndication. Before her life in consumer internet, Christine worked in International Sales at OSIsoft and Refining Central Technologies at ChevronTexaco.
Christine holds her B.A in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley.

Daniel S. Lee

Executive Coordinator




Daniel Lee is an Executive coordinator of Kotra (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency). Currently he is engaged in several startup projects in variety of areas including Korean Government incubation, professional mentoring, US operation of foreign IOT specialized incubator, and foreign innovation projects in Korea, IT media projects, and his own startup.

Daniel holds his M.B.A degree from the George Washington University and a J.D degree from Thomas M Cooley Law School.

Linda Lu

Vice President
Hanhai Investment


Linda Lu currently holds the positions of Vice President of Hanhai Investment Inc, US, and President of Zhibo Hanhai Munich Technology Park, Germany.

Linda has more than eight years of experiences in incubation of Startups in high tech fields includes but not limited to TMT, biotech and clean energy.

Linda had also worked for over ten years at government, overseas organizations, private companies. She has played leadership roles in management, marketing, investment , international trade cooperations, Technology Park’s strategy and innovation service. She has ample experiences in construction models, operation methods , innovation services, international expansion and financing. .