Gigi Wang (chair of the jury)

Ms. Gigi Wang runs, MG-Team, LLC, which delivers entrepreneurship and innovation training programs globally.  Since 2012, she has been teaching science & technology boot-camp twice a year at ACE Venture Lab at Amsterdam Science Park which has spun out top Dutch start-ups including Lumicks, Scyfer (acquired by Qualcomm), and Metrica-Sports (expanded to US market).  She has worked with the Dutch Consulate SF and the Amsterdam Business School.

She is also an Industry Fellow & Faculty at UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology where she chairs the Berkeley Method Entrepreneurship Boot-camp and teaches Berkeley executive innovation workshops.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Wang was on the executive teams of a number of tech start-ups in Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia.  As an Internet pioneer in the 90’s, she started up Pacific Internet in Singapore (IPO on NASDAQ in 1999) and launched the internationally re-knowned TRUSTe (now TrustArc) Internet privacy program in the ‘90’s.

Gigi holds BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.  She is a frequent speaker at conferences around the world including the Chief Innovation Officer Summit, Asian Leadership Conference, World Investment Conference, IBM Global Start-Up Camp, Global R&D Conference, and HighTechXL (Eindhoven).

Other jury members will be announced soon.