Michael Seibel of YC will speak at Berkeley Stanford China Forum Cohost by F50


Berkeley Stanford China Forum (BSCF) is the inaugural large-scale cross-school conference on October 7-8th, 2017, targeting 2,000+ students and alumni. The first day will take place at Berkeley and the second day at Stanford.

We will be featuring speakers including Michael Seibel (CEO of Y Combinator), Patrick Lee (Co-Founder of Rotten Tomatoes, Cal Alumni), Ding Xue (Co-Founder and COO of Ofo) and more.


This year’s theme is entrepreneurship and technology innovation from a global perspective. Our mission is to give students, founders and investors a platform to share, inspire and connect, so that everyone can walk away with new ideas and action steps.

Confirmed Speakers

Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic

Ding Xue, Co-founder and COO of Ofo

Joris Poort, CEO of Rescale

Kanjun Qiu, CEO of Sourceress, ex Chief of Staff at Dropbox

Michael Seibel, Partner and CEO of Y Combinator

Patrick Lee, Founder of Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Byers, STVP Faculty Director and Entrepreneurship Professor at Stanford University

Yingwei Ma, VP & Head of AI Labs at Toutiao

Head of Marketing for Apps and Games at Amazon

Partner at Tencent Exploration Team

(more to be annouced)


Saturday (10/7, Berkeley)

Opening Ceremony

Shoot for the Impossible

Rise of Hardware Domination in China

Technological Landscape of the World

Net Neutrality and Ethics of Technology

The Era of Distributed Knowledge

Share-Inspire-Connect: Chinese Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

Silk Road and Africa

Closing Remarks and Raffle

Sunday (10/8, Stanford)

Opening Ceremony

Fireside with CEO of Y Combinator

ICO and Future of Blockchain

Innovation from China: OFO

Fireside chat: Cross-Border Entrepreneurship

Battle for AI Talent

Female Entrepreneurship, Panel Discussion

Closing Remarks and Raffle

More About the Forum

BSCF is collaborating with Berkeley’s Sutardja Center of Entrepreneurship and Technology and Stanford Technology Ventures Program, and is co-hosted by ASUC, ACSSS and Shinect, a non-profit community of 3,500+ experienced engineers passionate about entrepreneurship.

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