Chengdu's Bad-Ass Women in Tech

Friday, May 25, 2018, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM UTC

Traditionally May will feature female leaders from all over the world at all Startup Grind events. In Chengdu we are proud to present not only one, but two bad-ass women in tech! Sophia Yao from Fenox VC and Jinger Zeng from Auterion. The session will be hosted by Alice Zhou from IBM!

About this event

Speaker 1 - Sophie Yao_______________________

General Manager, Fenox VC China

Sophie Yao serves as the General Manager of Fenox China, responsible for leading deal sourcing, investment activities, business development as well as accelerator management. Sophie has 7+ years experienced in management, startup business and deal sourcing. Before Fenox she worked at Fortune 500 high-tech companies, such as Microsoft and Intel. She got her master degree of Material Engineering in University of Queensland. She is also the Chairman of Actnow Toastmaster Club.

Fenox Venture Capital is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. It has a 80+ person team operating across 14 different contries and offers a wide range of domain expertise.

Speaker 2 - Jinger Zeng______________________

Auterion, Head of China Ecosystem 

Jinger Zeng is a technologist and entrepreneur. She is a mechanical engineer by training, and led a team in the development and realization of a net-zero solar house that won international award when she was at University of Nevada Las Vegas. She then co-founded Dronesmith Technologies in 2014, a company that develops drone hardware and software for developers and corporates. She graduated from Women’s Startup Lab and Techstars IoT. Currently, she works for Swiss startup Auterion, heading its platform adoption and community building in Asia.

Auterion builds the open source infrastructure for autonomous robots. On the same mission for a decade. 


Host - Alice Zhou____________________________

IBM, Greater China Facilities Sourcing Lead

Alice Zhou is working for IBM as Greater China Facilities Sourcing Lead. In her personal capacity, she is the founder of TeenTechChina a chapter of TeenTechSF GLOBAL which is a global tech community for teens. She also serves as regional ambassador for Technovation which is a global platform to encourage teen girls to get engaged in tech and innovate.  


Epson Office, building 24, Room 2401, Pingan Finance Center, Lower Dongda Str. 99,


Potential Topics_____________________________

What are VCs looking for in startups in the US and in China?

What are hottest industries that VC are focusing on now?

How to valuate a startup?

Is the uprise of Crypto-currencies a sign that the current VC model is broken?

How and what should startups prepare before talking to VCs?

Drone Technology - what now and where is the future?

How is the future of tech perceived in the US and in China?

Check out what happened


10:00 AMRegistration
10:30 AMIntro & Startup Rallye
11:00 AMFireside Chat
11:45 AMQ&A
12:00 PMNetworking