Andy Wong

Andy Wong is the head of Business Development of Hoya Holdings, the US Headquarters of Hoya Corporation, which is a US$5 Billion international conglomerate.  In this capacity, he is responsible for deal sourcing, screening, investment proposal, due diligence, investment funding, mergers and acquisitions, and portfolio management.  Since joining Hoya in 1998, Andy has held various senior management positions including the President of Hoya Xponent, Senior Vice President of Strategic Corporate Development, and Chief Operating Officer of Hoya Corporation USA.  Prior to joining Hoya, Andy was the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of STI, a self-funded startup company.

Andy received a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration-finance from San Jose State University in 1991.  He served on the board of directors of 4 different businesses, speaks fluent Cantonese and basic Mandarin, and is passionate about working with entrepreneurs to assist new businesses towards successful commercialization.

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What They Say About Us

"The wonderful thing about entrepreneurs is that their passion for starting new companies transcends languages and geographic boundaries."

Ron Conway, Founder and Managing Partner of the Angel Investors LP funds, early stage investor in Google and PayPal

"Networking is very important for start-ups. The challenge for them is often not money: it is mentoring and finding people who can give good advice from experience."

Esther Dyson, Founder, EDventure Holdings

"This conference is clearly a labor of love for a group of dedicated professionals who care deeply about the Eastern European entrepreneurs. From the value-packed educational panels, to the star-studded key note speakers' line up, to an amazing quantity of venture capitalists – this is a not to be missed event for any high tech entrepreneur,"

Richard Guha, President of the Marketing Executives Network and Managing Partner at MaxBrandEquity

"As Stanford MBA students, we were exposed to a lot of VC firms both from the Valley and abroad. It is at Stanford that we met Anna Dvornikova, an absolutely amazing business leader and (by our big luck) our friend, who was the center of the Russian Silicon Valley professional community, and was doing a huge work to connect Russia and the Valley. Anna helped us a lot with kick-starting Wikimart, put us to our first-ever conference, introduced us to most of Russian VCs. And all that happened in a very short time span! It was the beginning of a six-month journey that despite the particularly tough times resulted in an extraordinarily group of investors backing our start-up."

Maxim Faldin and Kamil Kurmakayev,
co-CEOs, Wikimart