HYSTA’s mission is to encourage and develop entrepreneurship among Chinese professionals in the Silicon Valley and beyond. From our humble beginnings as a network forum for entrepreneurs in 1999, HYSTA has evolved and grown to what it is today - one of the largest and most influential professional organizations bridging the Pacific to enable entrepreneurship, public discourse and encouraging positive actions between the United States and China.
I am honored to serve as the new president of HYSTA and excited by the challenge to increase support for the organization by continuing efforts to carry out its mission.
HYSTA’s core mission is threefold:
1. HYSTA is about Entrepreneurship.
Fostering entrepreneurship has always been in our genes. We have various programs facilitating entrepreneurs with mentoring, networking opportunities, training events, business trips and matching entrepreneurs with investors. We will continue to promote the entrepreneurial spirit within our members. This year, we will focus on the quality of these programs and events and endeavor to try new formats that fit the market needs.
2. HYSTA is about cultivating the US-China relationship through technology.
Leveraging technological innovation and economic opportunity to foster the relationship between the two countries is core to our mission. HYSTA plays an important role in growing this relationship through events. This year we will open a new Shanghai Chapter which marks the expansion of our heritage and the global nature of our mission.
3. HYSTA is about fostering leadership.
I am committed to continuing to promote entrepreneurship within the organization, increasing our efforts to grow the US-China relationship, and fostering our leadership program though our talented team of volunteers. This year, we will bring on a full time executive to run the operations to ensure smoother communication and the development of the future volunteers.
I look forward to an exciting year and I am committed to working towards continued successes in the coming future.
Chairman, HYSTA 2014