Connect with Innovative Startup Community


Are you a foreign national looking to work at a startup? Or a startup looking to hire foreign nationals? Join Monte Jade, the GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (GWOIE), the GW Office of the Vice President (GWOVPR), and the Chinese Students and Scholar Association (CSSA) for a great event - "Connect with Innovative Startup Community." This event will give you professional information about the startup business in DC, the hiring process, related legal issues, and connecting with others.


We will cover topics including:

How to find jobs at startups?

What startups need to know regarding the employing foreign nationals?

What's hot in the future technology?


Guest Speakers

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Terry Hsiao

Terry Hsiao is an entrepreneur, advisor and investor with extensive experiences in US and China. Terry is the current President of Monte Jade DC, representing Asian American business leaders and entrepreneurs for 25 years, and the Executive Director of the MIT Alums Angel Group in DC. 

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Tony Lau

Tony Lau is a seasoned corporate executive, investment banker, private equity and angel investor.  Currently active in launching a venture fund and incubator for blockchain and fintech startups.


Lieselot Whitbeck

Lieselot Whitbeck is an attorney on Erickson Immigration Group’s Global services group, providing immigration support for relocations to Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Australia. Given her wide experience in immigration law, she also advises on complex naturalization, family-based, and humanitarian cases. 


Wayne Chiang

As the current Chief Architect and Co-Founder of ThreatQuotient, Wayne Chiang utilizes his 10+ years of cross-functional industry experience to deliver elegant solutions to complex problems in Cybersecurity, FinTech and AgTech. Additionally, Wayne serves as a Board Advisor for the Virginia Tech Apex Center for Entrepreneurs. 


In order to cover more high quality context during this event, we want to know more about your background and your current business venture stage, this survey could help us learning more about you and what you need. Fill out the survey here

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