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CKGSB Knowledge Series: How to Create and Grow Your Side Hustle

2017-07-20 · New York

 

A Young Professionals Committee Event for the CKGSB Knowledge Series

 

 

How to Create and Grow Your Side Hustle

 

A Complimentary Panel Discussion Featuring:

 

Seamon Chan

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Palm Drive Capital
Co-Founder, Lair East

 

Jelena Dong

Doctoral Candidate of Public Health, Penn State University
COO, Gleebill Global Solution

 

Martine Kalaw

Senior Director of Learning and Development, Wheels Up
Founder, Martine Kalaw Enterprises, LLC

 

and

 

Derrick Li

Partner and Director, North America, TPP Healthcare
Co-Founder, Admissions Formula
Co-Founder, SinoBeer Distribution

 

 

When: 6:00PM – 7:30PM Thursday, July 20, 2017

 

Where: CKGSB New York Office

601 Lexington Avenue
26th Floor
New York, NY 10022

 

Please join us for a young professionals gathering at the CKGSB New York Office for an educational and fun panel discussion on creating your side hustle in today’s fast-growing society.

 

A side hustle, as you probably know, is a product or service that you offer or sell on the side of your current full-time work to earn extra income or gain another benefit. With the rise of the gig and sharing economies in today's world, there are more side hustles than ever. How can you identify what side hustles are most suited for you and how can you make them successful?

 

Presented by:

 

  1. CKGSB Americas Young Professionals Committee, the first organization dedicated to serving students and professionals in their early career; and,
  2. CKGSB, China’s leading business school aiming to cultivate business leaders with a global vision, a humanistic spirit, a strong sense of social responsibility and an innovative mind-set.

 

There is NO COST to attend this event. Beverages will be provided.

 

Space is limited. Registration required. Kindly RSVP here.

 

 

OUR DISTINGUISHED PANELISTS

 

Seamon Chan
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Palm Drive Capital
Co-Founder, Lair East

 

Seamon Chan is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of New York-based Palm Drive Capital, a venture capital and growth equity firm that invests mostly in US technology companies and supports them with a network in New York, Silicon Valley, and China. Portfolio companies include Jet.com, Zenefits, Addepar, WeLab, Bench Accounting, Hyperloop, Magic Leap, and Boom Aero.

 

Seamon is also Co-Founder of Lair East, an innovation space in SoHo, New York, bridging East and West through tech and culture. Previously, he was at Insight Venture Partners, a $13 billion venture capital and private equity firm with investments in Jingdong and Alibaba.

 

Seamon brings entrepreneurship and operating experience through various startup roles in the mobile, gaming, advertising, and social networking spaces in the US, China, and Europe. Earlier in his career, he has worked at enterprises such as Hitachi Data Systems and Citigroup, as well as research labs such as Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab and Center for Integrated Systems.

 

Seamon graduated from Stanford and was on the founding teams of Stanford Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization (Stanford CEO) and NYC Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization (NYCCEO), both organizations with thousands of members and alumni in the US and China.

 

 

Jelena Dong
Doctoral Candidate of Public Health, Penn State University
COO, Gleebill Global Solution

 

Jelena Dong is a doctoral candidate of Public Health at Penn State University, focusing on aging epidemiology and biostatistics. Currently, she is working at Dr. Richie’s aging science lab as a research associate to investigate the association between total sulfur amino acids and human health. Her research goal has been to understand the link between the biological aging process and the development of aging-related diseases and disorders including cancer. Using an interdisciplinary research approach, her focus is on the role of oxidative stress, generated both endogenously and from environmental exposures, as a mechanism for enhanced susceptibility during aging. Her research also investigates the impact of both endogenous and dietary antioxidants in protection against oxidative stress and its resulting damage, with the ultimate goal of designing and developing targeted prevention strategies. Jelena received her Master’s of Public Health following her bachelor's degrees in health promotion and marketing from the University of Iowa. She is also a proud member of the American Public Health Association.

 

While she has a long-term goal of benefiting humankind and contributing positively toward the health of our community and society at large, she is also the COO at Gleebill Global Solution, a financial technology start-up company in New York. She is in charge of the company's operations and logistics in the US. Gleebill is founded and supported by a successful Chinese financial technology company, and its global reach includes the US, Japan and Europe. Having years of experiences in the US, Jelena took the responsibilities of helping the development of Gleebill. With her bachelor degrees in both health promotion and marketing, she is equipped with skills including quantitative research, statistical analysis, logical interpretation and computer literacy. She has helped this China-based company build a solid foundation in the US.

 

 

Martine Kalaw
Senior Director of Learning and Development, Wheels Up
Founder, Martine Kalaw Enterprises, LLC

 

Martine Kalaw is Senior Director of Learning and Development at Wheels Up, a membership-based private aviation company. She oversees company-wide education initiatives. Martine received a Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College where she majored in World Politics and a Master of Public Administration with a Certificate of Legal Studies at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

 

She is a community advocate, speaker, writer and Huffington Post blogger on her coming of age story as an undocumented immigrant orphan in America. An incredible journey of going from a seven-year battle as an undocumented immigrant without a family, to a senior executive with an advanced degree, a father and US citizenship is the inspiration behind the mission to share her story. Martine’s intention is to highlight the absurdity of current immigration policy that marginalizes undocumented immigrants, and to demystify and challenge stereotypes about what a strong woman looks like, who the illegal immigrant is, what it means to be American and the African experience.

 

Martine has been a featured speaker on immigration reform at various forums and rallies. Her story has also appeared in editorials in newspapers, and publications such as USA Today, Metro New York and The New York Sun. She is the sole proprietor of Martine Kalaw Enterprises, LLC which is a company that promotes contemporary African art sales, motivational speaking, published books and training.

 

Martine was born in Zambia, Africa, but lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) until the age 4, when she immigrated to the United States. Since her recent journey to Zambia in November 2014, she is proud to call both the US and her native Africa "home." As a recent US passport holder, Martine’s newfound passion is travelling globally and being a citizen of the world. Visit Martine at www.martinekalaw.com.

 

 

Derrick Li
Partner and Director, North America, TPP Healthcare
Co-Founder, Admissions Formula
Co-Founder, SinoBeer Distribution

 

Derrick Li is a partner at TPP Healthcare, the leading cross-border financial advisory firm, specializing in business development consultancy for market access between Chinese and Western healthcare institutions. Mr. Li was named a Partner after his diligent work in building TPP’s core operations in North America. The TPP team led by Mr. Li has closed several high-profile transactions between large Chinese pharmaceutical companies and their American counterparts. Mr. Li speaks at numerous healthcare conferences including BioTech Showcase, AdvaMed and other conferences, advocating for more collaboration between Chinese and US/European healthcare firms.

 

Mr. Li also co-founded Admissions Formula, which provides college application and financial aid strategy advisory to Asian-American, first-generation college appliers. Since their founding in 2012, they have assisted more than 200 students in gaining acceptance to schools such as Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, MIT, and CalTech among other top-tier colleges. On the financial aid side, they have saved their students on average more than $100,000 over 4 years by utilizing their proprietary financial aid generosity database, which identifies the most generous schools for each student’s unique financial situation.

 

Mr. Li also co-founded SinoBeer Distribution, which specializes in distributing American and European craft beer in China. They currently distribute high quality beers like Evil Twin and Thorndridge in major Chinese markets including Shanghai and Beijing.

 

Mr. Li started his career as an Equity Research Analyst for the Royce Funds, a subsidiary of Legg Mason, and is a proud graduate of Villanova University with dual degrees in Finance and Accounting.

 

 

FOR QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Alan Chen
Director
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
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Tel: +1 646-627-7735
Email: alanchen@ckgsb.edu.cn