China America Innovation Network (CHAIN) Event- Crossing The Chasm For Startups02/04/2015 - 02/04/2015


Crossing the Chasm for Startups
Wednesday, February 4, 2015, 6:30PM - 9:00PM

CFLD Incubator, 1172 Castro Street, Mountain View

Online Registration

This event opens to only startup founders. Fee is $10 (pay at the event)

Facebook paid $19 billion for WhatsApp (more than $40 per WhatsApp user) and $1 billion for Instagram. Dropcam was acquired by Nest Labs/Google for $555 million. Known for its low-price smart phone, Xiaomi just became the world’s most valuable technology start-up, with a valuation of over $46 billion. Interestingly, all these companies are less than 6 years old! What do they have in common? You can come up with different answers; one answer is they all have huge number of users and/or customers. How have they crossed the chasm, a concept Geoffrey Moore proposed twenty years ago?

In this first CHAIN Founders Group event of 2015, we have lined up a group of seasoned entrepreneurs and investors to share their ideas and experiences. They will touch upon the marketing fundamentals, the acquisition of the first customers/users, as well as millions of users later on. It will be another fun and thought-provoking evening and we look forward to your participation!

This event is co-hosted by CHAIN and CFLD US Incubator Service (China Fortune Land Development Co, Ltd).

Founders & Speakers


  • 6:30 PM—7:00 PM: Registration and networking (refreshment will be served)
  • 7:00 PM—7:10 PM: Introduction to CHAIN and CFLD
  • 7:10 PM—9:00 PM: Talks by Invited Speakers and Panel Discussion
    • Go to Market/Sales Strategy and tactics by Larry Li
    • Lessons learned, hands on for getting the first 1,000 users that love your product by Jay Chen
    • User acquisitions for eCommerce and internet gaming startups by Heidi Yu
    • Funding & Product Market Fit by Steve Hoffman
    • Growing 70 million global users in 5 months by Tao Li
    • How to get funded by VC’s and Crystal ball on 2015 by Stephen Chiao


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China America Innovation Network (CHAIN) aims to help entrepreneurs transform innovation into value through knowledge and resource exchange between U.S. and China. Our mission is to build a multinational ecosystem of mentors, experts, professionals, and peers based in U.S. and China that will enable entrepreneurs to realize their entrepreneurial ambitions by accessing resources from both U.S. and China. As a non-profit organization, we are powered by a team of passionate volunteers, successful entrepreneurs, experienced executives, business operations professionals and engineering wizards. Founded in 2011, the CHAIN network now connects thousands of members in both Silicon Valley and Chi