Practical Entrepreneurship Program - 2021
Is the grass greener on the other side? Many would-be entrepreneurs are fascinated by the success, power, money, and fame associated with running their own successful business-like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Eric Yuan.
Unfortunately, more than 90% of start-ups end in failure leaving the founders disillusioned.
There is no guarantee that a start-up will be successful, no matter how much preparation and hard much work you put in. However, understanding the entrepreneurship process, thinking through the big issues, and clarifying your goals up-front can help to improve the odds of success, or allow you to evaluate the possible opportunity cost and identify whether you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.
Our lead instructor, Y.P. Chan, is a serial entrepreneur, a mentor/advisor/investor to startups and an MBA teacher in both USA and China for the past 20+ years. He will share his rich learnings and experiences in the following key topics:
PROGRAM SIZE, FORMAT AND CADENCE
Program size: 10-15 participants. We reserve the rights for admitting participants.
Format: 6 online interactive lectures and discussions via Zoom
- 2 hours per session
- Lecture in the 1st hour and guest speakers/interactive case discussion in the 2nd hour
Cadence: 3rd Wednesday of each month from January to June 2021 (1/20, 2/17, 3/17, 4/21, 5/19 and 6/16)
Time: 7:30-9:30pm PST
PARTICIPANT ELIGIBILITY AND SELECTION CRITERIA
A one-time fee of $100 per admitted participant
To apply, please complete and submit the workshop application at: https://forms.gle/dHpaRfESmL4RHdMz9
INSTRUCTOR AND FACILITATOR BIO
Yi Ping (Y.P.) Chan – Instructor
Principal of Chanden Inc. & Owner and CEO of Avidian Technologies Inc.
Y.P. Chan is a principal at Chanden Inc. focusing on investment and business advisory services primarily in Greater China and the United States. He is also a CEO and owner of Avidian Technologies Inc, a Seattle based software company. He is an advisor, consultant and shareholder of Voxa Inc. which is developing transformative solutions for analytic nanoscale imaging with products in International Space Station and world class brain research institutes. Y.P. has over 20 years of experience working in USA, Greater China, Japan and South Korea. He has management, entrepreneurship and investment experience in running companies that range from start-ups to be a CEO of an US publicly listed company.
He obtained both his MBA and MSEE degrees from Columbia University under IBM sponsorship. He worked at IBM Poughkeepsie Laboratories as an electrical and computer engineer. He worked at TRW and Honeywell.
He has been a board member of The Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce since 2014. He is currently an advisory board member of The University of Washington Bothell School of Business, a Visiting Executive Lecturer in the Darden Business School, a Practical MBA Mentor at Tianjin University and a Part-Time Professor at Southwest University of Science and Technology in China. He was a lecturer at MBA program on “Practical Entrepreneurship and Venture Investing” at Shanghai University. He is the co-authored of business cases and articles in the Darden Business Publishing and Washington Post.
More information can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/ychan94
Cathy Yang – Facilitator
Sr. Business Planner at Microsoft; former investor and due diligence lead at Seattle Angel Conference
Cathy Yang has over 10 years of experience in monetization, product growth strategy and finance across global companies. She is also a startup coach and angel investor, leading due diligence effort on early-stage startups and advising them on business strategy and funding raising topics.
Cathy got her MBA at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, and bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
More information can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyyangjiaxin/