Mr. Hanson Li is a successful entrepreneur who founded several businesses in the B2B/software and small business consulting space. Current he serves as Executive Director of The Hina Group, which has an investment fund focused on high tech, media, telecom and energy in China. He worked at Capital One before, and founded a company called Equalfooting. Hanson earned a BA, MA and MBA degree from Stanford.
Hanson moderated a panel discussion with an entrepreneur and Stanford alumni, Victor Wang from MedSemantics. Victor earned a MBA degree from Stanford.
Mr. Hanson Li showed his footprint of living in Asia and the States at the beginning of the speech. After that, he talked in chronically sequence about his personal experience and the key takeaways he learned from each experience. He worked at big companies like Capital One, started his own company Equalfooting, and went to business school at Stanford. His insights in different experiences are very inspiring for the audience.
Mr. Victor Wang joined the panel discussion after a short Q&A session to Mr. Hanson Li. Victor has experience in living, working in many different countries, and he is now the CEO of MedSemantics. The discussion between Victor and Hanson is interesting and excellent.
A lot of questions were asked during the session, mainly about entrepreneurship, difference between China and the USA.
At the end of the speech, Hanson and Victor each received a gift from ACSSS for sharing their knowledge with the audience.
在新生Orientation以及开学后的一段时间，我们还会安排一系列活动帮助大家了解学校的环境、多结识周围同学。请一定要参加9月15日晚，International Student Center, Graduate Student Counsil和我们共同主办的中国学生主题聚会；开学后会还有一系列的聚会、讲座等，具体信息会在接下来的几个星期中通知大家。
This quarter, ACSSS advising program started a series of luncheon activities for students to communicate with the professors on campus. For each of such event, we will invite one professor on campus to chat with students during the lunch time, sharing their successful experiences and answering questions from the students.
The first event is launched on May 10th at the Chemistry building. The invited professor is Dr. Zhenan Bao from the Department of Chemical Engineering. Prof. Bao has various experiences in both academia and industry and especially, she is successful in changing her career after few years’ industry life. Ten students attended this event, half of which are from the same field as Prof. Bao. The participants asked many questions regarding her experiences and sought suggestions on how to achieve a successful career, and what personality is mostly important for a successful researcher. Prof. Bao answered those question patiently and provided many useful information as well as insightful suggestions. The participants all find this conversation very helpful for them.
The second event is held at the Y2E2 building and the invited professor is Dr. Jie Wang from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Prof. Wang was famous for his successful entrepreneur experiences and various interactions with industry, especially the interactions with China. There are 11 students joining the luncheon. During the discussion, Prof. Wang mainly shared with his view of the main development direction of the technology, and highlighted the importance of fundamental research. He also talked about the opportunity in China and compared the difference between the research/innovation environment in China and the US. He also encourages us to be more practical when starting our career. The participants also shared their views and asked many questions regarding to his experience and the prospective of the industry. The event is very successful and lasted for about 2 hours.