This presentation discusses trends among startup companies in Asia outside of China that are beginning to globalize their business at earlier stages of development. It introduces their participation in channels for globalization, such as incubator and accelerator programs in Silicon Valley and also references Asia activities by Silicon Valley investors and mentors. What benefits can Silicon Valley achieve from the increased presence of Asia startups here?
Our speaker, Chris Burry, is Co-CEO of the US Market Access Center (US-MAC), which delivers various programs to non-US startups that help them achieve US market entry by thinking big and scaling fast. Chris was a founding member of Avanade, a joint venture between Microsoft and Andersen Consulting that has grown to 9,500 employees worldwide with revenues of over $850 million. Prior to Avanade, Chris was a senior executive at Andersen Consulting and a senior technology consultant at EDS. Chris was also a columnist on operating systems and infrastructure for ComputerWorld magazine and an adviser to the research division of IDC (publisher of a number of technology magazines) on cloud computing and the future of technology.