Brian Yen

Consultant, Xinova

Region

Asia

Role

Judge

Brian Yen combined his passion for education and technology in the role of founding Executive Director of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Hong Kong Innovation Node. The Node focused on development of new innovation-driven educational programming, marrying MIT’s world leading innovation culture with regional talents. The Node is the only 100% MIT owned operations outside the MIT campus. The Node created original programing ranging from high intensity startup boot camps to entrepreneur in residence incubation programs. Providing a vital missing link connecting academics to the real world via entrepreneurship.
A veteran of tech-based startups, Brian’s love of technology has taken him from video games to electronic medical records to scientific instruments. He was the co-founder of Any Channel, the developer of the world’s first consumer video games with full six degrees of freedom in real-time 3D, which was acquired by Micron Technology. In addition, he worked as VP of product develo­pment at iMedica, a leading electronic medical record supplier, and was a VP of business development at Rock Internet Corp, the new media arm of Rock Records, the largest Chinese record company at the time.

The MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge to become Economic Prosperity Challenge in 2020