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Dr. Chris Yu (Anpac Bio)

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Dr. Chris Yu (Anpac Bio)

Dr. Chris Yu (http://anpacbio.com/en/team/chris.html) is the co-founder and CEO of Anpac Bio (http://anpacbio.com/). He is a highly successful business executive, innovative engineer, and pioneering inventor, filing over 200 patent applications (and earning over 100 to date). A proven, serial entrepreneur, Dr. Yu has consistently delivered solid returns to investors (over 100X and 30X respectively in two start-up companies).

Over his 20-year career, Dr. Yu’s innovative and profitable work has spanned the fields of medical devices for cancer screening, biology (bio-membranes), signal detection, transducer design and fabrications, reagents, IC materials, and integrated circuits, among many other technologies.

Dr. Yu’s experience includes leadership in three Fortune 500 companies, including Motorola, before launching his own successful start-up companies. As Research & Development Director for one NYSE listed company, he was instrumental in building a small division into a highly successful technology company with more than $200 million in revenue, and a lucrative NSDAQ IPO. Throughout his career, the innovative high-tech products he helped develop have achieved over $3 billion in revenue to date.

Agenda

06:00 PM Networking and Food

07:00 PM Fireside Chat

08:00 PM Networking

Hosted By Rich Foreman, Sacramento Director

Rich Foreman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/apptologyceo) is the founding director of the Sacramento Chapter of Startup Grind. In his day job, Rich is the CEO of Apptology (http://apptology.com/). He leads Apptology with 20 years of experience in leadership, engineering, mobile application development and sales. Rich has a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Washington, an MPA from Troy State University and was an officer in the U.S. Navy. Rich recently co-authored his first book, “Tap into the Mobile Economy (http://www.amazon.com/Tap-into-Mobile-Economy-Appreneurs/dp/061575600X)." His blog (http://apptology.com/blog/)has been listed in the top 20 Mobile Marketing Blogs of 2014 (http://www.neonsms.ie/blog/the-top-20-mobile-marketing-blogs-of-2014/). He has been featured on KCRA3 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0iic0wGLYU&feature=youtu.be), NEWS10 (http://archive.news10.net/video/default.aspx?bctid=2328367308001), Tech AM PowerDrive (http://www.techampowerdrive.com/), SiliconIndia (http://mobile.siliconindia.com/company/apptology-catid-17-cid-306.html), the Sacramento Business Journal (http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/print-edition/2012/10/05/folsom-apptology-apps-small-business.html), and the Sacramento Bee (http://www.sacbee.com/2014/02/16/6160239/folsom-appreneur-rich-foreman.html).

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Local Sponsors

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SMUD was born of this community, and is an integral part of it. More than just a bare-bones supplier of electricity, SMUD gives back to the community in ways that make life better for all who live and work in the Sacramento area.

The Urban Hive offers creatives, entrepreneurs, and start-ups shared workspaces, private offices, meeting rooms, conference rooms, a shared kitchen, blazing wifi, and french-pressed coffee, as well as regular networking, educational, and entertainment events.

Based in Sacramento, Apptology can develop on all mobile platforms include iOS, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile. We can also develop any back-end infrastructure needed to support your app. With over 350 apps in our portfolio, our clients range from start-ups to Fortune 500.

The Uptown Studios crew is known for being creative, dedicated and enthusiastic. Started by Tina Reynolds in 1992, Uptown Studios is now at the top of its game with a full team of creative professionals ready to help you change your world.

Tina has always led by example with her fiery enthusiasm and eagerness to take challenges head-on. She promotes a happy, healthy work environment where each team member is valued and encouraged to be involved in community activities and causes they are passionate about.

What is Startup Grind?

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