Biman Najika Liyanage

A tinkerer at heart, and deeply passionate about the confluence of technology and humanity. Biman has founded a variety of technology ventures throughout Asian, holds multiple patents, and uses a multi-disciplinary approach to innovation.One of the 200 in St Gallen Symposium leaders of Tommrrow  He was recently nominated to Forbes 30 under 30 Asia: Health and Sciences. As well as a Global Shaper from the World Economic Forum.

Alex Ververis

Our in-house hacker. Alex has been involved in a variety of software companies throughout Europe and China. As a systems architect, he strives to design integrated systems that function with minimal human interference. He is a strong advocate of, and active in open-source software communities and internet/technology freedom. He’s in a band too, which is cool…

Mitch Miller

A strategic creative. For nearly 10 years Mitch has lived and worked in China in a variety of in-house and consulting roles. His focus is to establish lean and flexible operations and implements Human Centered Design to ensure public-facing brands effectively engage with an array of global clients, consumers, and partners. He has a fervent interest in health and wellness, and how innovative technologies can truly change peoples’ lives for the better. He does not like taking “selfies”. His wife says he has lots of ideas…


Li Wen

Associate Professor at School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Beihang University, and faculty lead at Beihang Biomechanics and Soft Robotics Laboratory. Research is focused on bio-inspired robotics, biomechanics and Soft Robotics for applications in industrial and medical fields.

Katia Beauchamp

Co-founder and CEO of Birchbox pioneered the beauty subscription model and rocketed to success utilizing customer focused, data-driven insights in conjunction with tackling complicated logistical and strategic partnership developments.

David Ben Kay

Former General Counsel and Piracy Czar at Microsoft China focused on IP protection and technical innovation. David now nurtures socially conscious entrepreneurs, designers and technologists.

Nerida Flannery

Team Position
With over 20 years of experience in China, Canadian-born Nereida Flannery currently manages her own investments and acts as an advisor to several Foreign Based companies in China . Previous to this, Nereida was partner and co-founder of the Beijing-based investment bank, The Balloch Group, where she was Managing Director and lead business development activities, and was particularly engaged with the firm’s M&A mandates in the natural resources sector. The Balloch Group was acquired by one of Canada’s leading investment banks, Canaccord.Prior to that she was VP of Business Development at Alibaba.com – Asia’s largest B2B online marketplace – and General Manager of their Shanghai office. She was also the General Manager of the Canada China Business Council in China (CCBC)

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