Mentors

Lewis D. McFadyen

CTO, Origami Labs 

Lewis graduated with a MEng in Aeronautical Engineering from Bristol University. He is a Chartered Engineer CEng who will soon complete his MBA from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Lewis is responsible for the product development and technology roadmap of ORII. He was previously an R&D engineer at Dyson in the U.K. Most recently he led consumer product engineering teams for an Australian manufacturer in Dongguan where he developed products for blue chip companies from concept through to production.

Henry Tan

Co-Founder & General Partner, Q Venture Partners

Henry is a graduate of Cornell University. He first worked at AT&T Broadband helping them with market strategy. After earning his MBA at the MIT Sloan School of Management, he returned to Asia as a Team Leader at Bain & Co. Later, he took on the role of Head of Corporate Development for both Ports Design (HK:0589) and PCD Stores (HK:0331). Today, he is the co-founder and general partner of Q Venture Partners, where he focuses on portfolio startups on matters related to China market entry and operations. Before that, he was the Managing Director of Brio Ventures, a family office that invested in early-stage Chinese startups either directly or as an LP in angel funds.

Marcus Leung-Shea

Co-Founder and COO, Origami Labs

Marcus is the Co-Founder and COO of Origami Labs, an IOT/Wearables company headquartered in Hong Kong. He’s responsible for executing company vision through talent acquisition, financial planning, IP strategy, production and logistics.

Previously he served as a Director at CEB, an NYSE-listed research and management consulting firm in the U.S. where he managed a global team that advised Fortune 1000 companies on wealth management, back office operations, and marketing best practices. In 2012 he returned to Hong Kong to head up his family’s specialty chemical distribution company with operations in Hong Kong and China.

He’s actively involved in the startup community in Hong Kong and serves on the executive committee of the HKUST MBA Alumni Association. He has a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in International Public Health, an M.S. from George Mason University in Healthcare Management, and his MBA from HKUST.

Jeff Chen

Co-Founder, Lumos

Jeff is a maker, hacker, and the other creator of Lumos. While cycling in Boston, he had numerous instances of close calls with drivers and had purchased many sets of bike lights to replace the ones he frequently lost before he built the Lumos prototype and starting riding around with that instead.

A mechanical engineer by training and hacker by disposition, Jeff is a full stack engineer with a wide range of experience and expertise in electrical engineering, electronics, microcontroller development and mechanical design. Several of the projects and designs he developed and built have gone on to win multiple awards and prizes including 2nd place at the AVIC National Amphibious Aircraft Design Competition, and 5th place at the annual AIAA Design Build Fly competition where he was part of the team from MIT.

Jeff has a B.S. in mechanical engineering with first class honors from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard College where he helped create Lumos and built its first prototypes.

Eu-wen Ding

Co-Founder, Lumos

Eu-wen is an entrepreneur, inventor, and one of the creators of Lumos. Struck by the lengths to which he and many of his fellow Boston cyclists had to go to light up and be visible with arrays of lights, reflectors, and jackets, he felt that there had to be a better way. This inspired him to develop Lumos.

Previously he was a co-inventor of Embrace, an innovative low-cost infant warmer for babies born premature and low birth weight in the developing world. Embrace has received numerous accolades and awards including the 2011 INDEX Design to Improve Life Award and The Economist Innovation Award in 2013. The Embrace warmer has now been used by over 150,000 babies around the world, many of whom would have had few alternatives for safe warming and incubation without Embrace. His hope is to be able to touch as many lives with Lumos as he had the opportunity to do with Embrace.

Eu-wen has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Northwestern University and was getting his MBA from Harvard Business School before leaving to start Lumos.

Anvil Ng

Co-Founder and CEO, CWB-Tech

Anvil Ng is the co-founder and CEO of CWB-Tech and has nine patented inventions in the US and China. With over 20 years of management experience in in R&D, IP, operation and business development, Anvil walked through the process from start-up to IPO.

Starting his career as antenna engineer and after received his master degree in Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Anvil soon joined a startup of 2 staff as founding members. Over the years, Anvil set up and operated multiple R&D sites in mainland China, and successfully launched a wide range of innovative products from smart phone to educational platform. Anvil exited in 2012 after the company went IPO (HKEx:1822) in 2011 in Hong Kong Exchange, with over 500 staff world-wide.

With the entrepreneur spirit deep within, Anvil started CWB-Tech with his technical team in 2012. Aiming at sports and prevent injury applications, the company invented a motion analysis system – PoseEngine.  With its uniqueness of low power consumption, excellent accuracy and flexibility in placement, PoseEngine received Hong Kong ICT Award Gold Award 2016 and selected as show case in TechCrunch in the same year.  PoseEngine combined sensor based wearable technology and real-time posture analysis algorithm, it had been adopted in professional running and golf applications, with over 7-million of sports oriented data being processed.

CWB-Tech and Anvil further set foot on customer analytic A.I. for corporations and medical professional on customer profiling and business engagement in 2017.

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