Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Innovating Forward: Entrepreneurial Activity in Mainland China and Taiwan

Monday, November 14, 2011

4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

MacMillan 115, 167 Thayer Street

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Innovating Forward: Entrepreneurial Activity in Mainland China and Taiwan

Entrepreneurs encounter numerous challenges and obstacles when crossing the politically charged and legally ambiguous boundary between China and Taiwan. Nevertheless, many opportunities exist for entrepreneurs working in and across the two regions. In this panel, we will explore the opportunities for collaboration between mainland China and Taiwan that exist in the Internet, financial services, biomedical, energy and electronics industries. This panel will also look at the importance of direct investment and trade as a means of improving cross-Strait relations, in addition to the role entrepreneurial activity can play in bridging the cross-Strait divide and recent developments that provide more prospects for a strengthening of cross-Strait relations. Our speakers include Dr. Kuan-Tsae Huang (CEO of NanoTune Technologies) and Drew Mason (co-founder and Managing Partner of Jade Capital Management, LLC), and our moderator is Professor Barrett Hazeltine (Brown).

Location: MacMillan 115, 167 Thayer Street.