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Ding Ding TV and Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association, or “HYSTA” – have jointly launched Battle Silicon: a platform for entrepreneurs to compete with one another and interact with investors, and the first Chinese reality television show set in Silicon Valley. The half-
Balancing experience with innovation, each episode of Battle Silicon invites established Silicon Valley venture capitalists – such as Jack Jia of GSR Ventures and Dr. Hsing Kung and Sandy Chau of Acorn Campus Ventures – as judges of young businesses. For ambitious entrepreneurs across the Silicon Valley, Battle Silicon provides an unparalleled opportunity for potential mentorship from the region’s greatest business minds. The judging group brings in high tech mavens such as Dr. H. P. Jin (Co-
Similarly, for savvy investors, Battle Silicon provides the opportunity to evaluate innovative projects in their infancy. Interested organizations have already begun working with Battle Silicon, with the show receiving seed funding from the Acorn Campus Suma Fund through their Great Wall Strategy. Additionally, the US-
Ding Ding TV has been Silicon Valley’s innovation channel since 2009, as the first Chinese American Internet television station in the U.S. To date, CEO Diana Ding has produced over 2,000 shows that have aired on the Internet and Comcast channel 172, and have reached over 900,000 Bay Area households, with more than 10,000,000 viewers on the Internet.
Ding Ding TV is particularly known for its talk show “Innovation Dialog,” as well as other business-
Looking forward, Ms. Ding hopes to create programming that allows professionals to collaborate, especially internationally. Indeed, Battle Silicon will showcase innovation to millions of Chinese investors through its online presence. With their emphasis on collaboration and forward thinking,Battle Silicon, HYSTA, and Ding Ding TV could all be said to truly embody the spirit of Silicon Valley.