Yao Huang is a highly entrepreneurial executive who works with businesses and start-ups in many industries with a focus on technology, assisting with revenue and funding. Yao is founder of The Hatchery, a venture collaboration organization instrumental in developing the New York technology ecosystem with an advisory consultancy and incubator. She leads up the enterprise incubator in New York building products with corporate partners — from ideation, development, sales, funding to exit. She has helped over 350 early stage companies through various phases of maturity with a focus on product, business, revenue, and funding.
Yao was named by Forbes as one of eleven women at the center of New York’s digital scene, and by Beta Beat as one of 25 Women Driving New York’s Tech Scene. She also traveled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Indonesia in 2011, as a member of the U.S. State Department Global Entrepreneurship Program Delegation.
Yao is a sought after speaker in areas of building internet companies, technology, social media, and entrepreneurship. Yao and her efforts have been featured in Fortune, Inc Magazine, Reuters, Daily News, Red Herring, Crains, and American Venture. She has a particular passion for helping entrepreneurs, women, and social causes with projects in place to build global communities, push more women into executive positions.
Jeffrey Neu has been involved in a wide range of leading companies and organizations. He co-founded a development firm in Sydney, Australia focusing on Mobile Technology and Wireless Content Delivery. Jeff is one of the top technology attorneys in the U.S. crossing technology and deal-making. He has served as the chair of the Computer and Internet Committee for the NJSBA, and is currently the chair of the NJSBA YLD, where he oversees content and education for over 3,000 attorneys in the state of NJ. He has advised over 400 technology companies over the past 5 years from formation to exit, around the globe, including 500 investment raises and 75 M&A deals representing about $500 million and $900 million in value respectively. Jeff is a frequent speaker and is regularly published with organizations such as O’Reilly Media and NJ Lawyer Magazine on topics ranging from privacy to business strategy, finance, mergers and acquisitions, board governance, intellectual property and litigation strategy. He has been recognized for the combination of his legal insight combined with his technical abilities and business acumen and has been selected a Rising Star for the past 4 years by Super Lawyers for his work as a transactional technology attorney.
Gregory Lunt is a partner at Workman Nydegger and practicing Patent and Intellectual Property Attorney for over 9 years. Greg has strategically advised companies of all sizes from startups and university spin-offs, to Fortune 500 companies. Greg has a background in electrical engineering and technical experience in software, internet technology, hardware, fiber optics, and laser. He has been involved in technologies from cloud computing to medical devices, from semiconductors to cryptography. His work including prosecution spans the globe including the U.S., Europe, Japan, and China. He is an expert negotiator with regulatory examiners in getting patents approved.
Greg is helps investors and corporations assess portfolios’ intellectual property valuations. He is actively involved in the local entrepreneur scene and organizations One Million Cups and Impact Hub. Greg is a frequent university lecturer on intellectual property.