Taiwanese American Conference


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The Taiwanese American Conference, West Coast brings Taiwanese Americans nationwide, from all generations, together in one location, for an inspiring weekend of networking and educational workshops with TA leaders and rising community stars.

BE INSPIRED. This year’s conference runs from 7/12-13. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to network and grow professionally!

Workshops provide wide range of opportunities to learn from knowledgeable Asian American leaders and enhance skills for career growth.

Connect 1-1 on a personal level with TA leaders and professionals.

Register now for our Early Bird registration and get both Friday and Saturday at a lower rate! Prices will go up soon!

Friday: $10
Saturday: $25
Early Bird Pkg: $35

DETAILED SCHEDULE: http://www.tafnc.org/tacwc/program.htm

WORKSHOP DETAILShttp://tap-sf.org/2013/07/13/tac-event-program/

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Michael ChongMichael Chong

Michael Chong is the Founder & CEO of Silicon Valley Talent, a boutique executive search firm that specializes in the core functional needs critical to the success of startups and emerging technology companies, Software Engineering, Product Management, Sales & Marketing.  He is the Vice Chairman & Board Member of MIT/Stanford Venture Lab.

Michael is a former Big 5 consultant and enterprise software professional with extensive technology experience at global enterprise software and high tech companies who transitioned into an executive recruiter.

Prior to founding his recruiting firm, Michael was the Vice President of Product at Gravitocity, a SaaS-based Advanced Recruiting & Sourcing Solution.  He’s held senior sales account leadership roles at Avaya managing Global Strategic Accounts and Global Alliances & Partnerships.  He’s led business development and sales support for strategic accounts at Oracle in Asia-Pacific.

Before joining Oracle, Michael was with KPMG Consulting (BearingPoint) delivering PeopleSoft solutions to fortune 1000 companies.

Michael received his Master of Science in Management Information System from The University of Texas at Dallas and BSBA in Marketing from The Ohio State University.

Michael ChojnackiMichael Chojnacki

Michael Chojnacki teaches the principles of Aiki (way of harmony) and human
dynamics to create the highest level of interpersonal communication, leadership, and
life balance. Aikiway Professional Development programs and application coaching are
motivational, educational, and inspirational where people discover how to communicate
effectively, overcome cultural differences, resolve conflicts, reduce workplace stress, and enjoy a healthy, balanced life.

As a professional speaker, workshop leader, executive coach, and a Sensei in the martial art of Aikido, Michael teaches people how to relate and communicate on a higher level where people develop greater self-confidence, effectiveness, productivity, and harmony through the power of connection.

Wil ChungWil Chung

Wil Chung graduated University of Illinois Urbana Champaign in 2001 in EE. He worked at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and graduated with a masters in CS from Johns Hopkins. In 2006, he left to start his own consumer startup, only to not get very far. In 2008, he joined a startup called Frogmetrics, as a first employee. In 2010, he left to move to Silicon Valley to start a startup again. In 2011, he cofounded Noteleaf and joined YCombinator’s Winter ’11 batch. In 2012, he left the company, and has been freelancing web development and consulting on 3D printing. Currently working on Cubehero, a place to share 3D printable models.

Sophia ChangSophia Chang

Sophia Chang is the founder of Kitchener Oakland, a commercial kitchen for start-up food entrepreneurs which currently hosts 30+ food entrepreneurs from those who make cold-pressed juices, to vegan desserts, to empanadas in a shared 1500 square foot certified kitchen in the Oakland’s burgeoning Uptown district. Kitchener Oakland has received recognition as an innovative kitchen that grows, supports, and encourages food-makers through their highly affordable, cooperative, and unique public-facing model that has drawn the attention of local investors, real estate developers, social changemakers, reputable non-profits, and sustainable food movement organizations. She was born in Oakland, raised in El Cerrito, received a BA in Psychology at UC Davis, and currently resides in Oakland, CA where she’s planted her roots and continues to grow the community through her work in food enterprise.

John FanJohn Fan

John Fan is co-founder and CEO of Cardinal Blue, a startup based in Mountain View and Taipei which makes PicCollage, a social collage app with over 30 million downloads.  He previously worked at a wireless startup which was acquired by Qualcomm.  He studied math at Princeton and received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.



Chieh Ting YehChieh-Ting Yeh

Chieh-Ting Yeh was born in Taiwan but grew up in New York and Boston. He was National Programming Director of the Intercollegiate Taiwanese American Students Association (ITASA) and was part of the Harvard Asia Law Society. His advocacy experiences include the Formosa Foundation Ambassador’s Program in 2005 and subsequent congressional advocacy with FAPA Northern California. When he is not thinking about the the future of Taiwan he cooks and watches epic Japanese dramas. He is currently based in Silicon Valley.


chihyuChihyu Chien

In 2005, entrepreneur Chihyu “Wretch” Chien created wretch.cc, the first blogging website in Taiwan. He built and led a 40-person team serving 8 million users and 6 billion page-views per month before selling the company to Yahoo! in 2007.
Wretch is currently an MBA candidate at Stanford GSB. To supplement his coursework, Wretch and his worked with Emergence Capital Partners to develop an investment thesis around cloud software verticals. He is spending this summer with AME Cloud Ventures in Palo Alto, California working on its investment projects and portfolio companies. Wretch has been selected to serve as an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow at Stanford GSB and will focus his second year on coaching and mentoring first-year MBA students.
Wretch’s ultimate aspirations are to help entrepreneurs in Taiwan succeed globally and to establish Taiwan as one of the world’s foremost leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation.