Past Event

1st Annual Asia Columbia Alumni Demo Night

November 24, 2020
9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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Time: 9:00 - 10:30 PM (China Standard Time)

Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, in partnership with the Asia chapters of Columbia Venture Community, cordially invites you to attend the 1st Annual Asia Columbia Alumni Demo Night.

If you're interested in seeing first-hand what kinds of awesome businesses Columbia entrepreneurs are starting, getting inspiration of how to pitch your business plan and impress the investors as a entrepreneur, and building up your innovative and marketing skill, don't miss this event!

This event also provides everyone a rare privilege to connect and network with our talented fellow alumni.



Founded in 2006, the Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is one of the largest entrepreneurship focused communities in the Columbia innovation system - serving more nearly 6,000 members globally. This June, CVC opened its local chapters in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Thailand.

The first CVC regional demo night in Asia is aimed to showcase six fast-growing and successful Asian startups. These six startups have Columbia alums as founders or serving in key executive roles and were selected from a talented pool of 100 companies. At the event, we will also have top investors from six different Asian countries & regions, who are also Columbia alumni to serve as judges.


Alumni Judges
Alex Zhou

Alex Zhou CBS '11, Partner of Qiming Venture




Chris Fisher

Chris Fisher CBS '04, Operating Partner of Click Ventures




Noriaki Sakamoto

Noriaki Sakamoto CBS '10, Board Member and Partner of the University of Tokyo Edge Capital



Carlos Camacho

Carlos Camacho CBS '16, Head of Investments Development of Fundnel




John Nahm

John Nahm CC '99 SIPA '00, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Strong Ventures




Poompong Tancharoenphol

Poompong Tancharoenphol CBS '15, Thailand Country Head of Zilingo






9:00 PM - Introductory Remarks by Ryan MacCarrigan CC '08, CVC Global President; Esther Kim SPS' 16, CVC Global Chapter Development Lead  

9:05 PM - Startup Demos and Founder Q&A Begins  

10:20 PM - Closing Remarks  

10:25 PM - Networking (Optional)


  • This event is exclusive for Columbia students and alumni.
  • Event language: English.
  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]