BGBridges (Build Great Bridges) and its first hub BGBAT (Build Great Bridges Around Taiwan), based in Taipei, Taiwan, would like to welcome you to our first Commingle in San Francisco, California!
Join us on Thursday, August 10th, to look at how life, work, and the startup scene compare between San Francisco and Taiwan as a window to Greater Asia. We’ll look at the various factors that top global talent consider when choosing where to live and work: career opportunities, living costs, children’s education, quality of life (healthcare, safety, clean air & water), proximity to elderly parents & family, democratic government, and the startup ecosystem for those who would entrepreneurship.
We will be joined by several professionals with experience and ties in both locales:
Brian Wey, Airbnb Payments Product Lead, formerly at PayPal
Jerry Chang, Founder, Startup East Bay Community Group, empowering underprivileged youth via entrepreneurial and leadership training
Courtney Cruzan, textile-apparel development & marketing, newly returned from Taiwan
Lída Neeloo, founder of JollyWe (Jollywe.com) and newly returned from a 30-day creative residency with Anchor Taiwan
Chieh-Ting Yeh, co-founder of Ketagalan Media, Harvard Law graduate, thinker re: Taiwan’s history, culture, and global brand
The session will be moderated by BGBridges 社橋緣 founder Jane W. Wang, will also present BGBAT’s take on why Taiwan is worthy of consideration for life, work, and startups.
5-6 Happy Hour + Stop by & say hi
6-6:30 Registration + Mingling + Order food/drinks
6:30-8:30 Discussions on LIfe, Work, Startups: SF & TW
Feel free to stay until the restaurant closes at 10pm.
We will be right downtown at Skool Restaurant’s outside patio area. There’s a seat limit of 25, so please make sure you click “Going” to reserve your seat, and if any changes, please change your RSVP so your seat can be offered to someone else.
No cover charge or entrance fee, just pay as you order: http://skoolsf.com/menus.html
Look forward to meeting you and to a lively discussion!
About BGBAT Commingles
BGBAT Commingles facilitate casual mingling with those experienced in a certain theme related to our mission, with the goal of gathering community and advancing the conversation in ways that bring us one step closer to progress toward the mission.
About BGBridges (Build Great Bridges)
We are a community ecosystem that facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration amongst local, diaspora, and international thinkers & doers who care about a certain locale, to work together to make that locale, and in turn the world, a more global, innovative, open, healthy, sustainable, and inclusive society and economy.