ACT Lab (Advanced Cognitive Technology Laboratory) is a startup accelerator focused on robotics and artificial intelligence in China. ACT Lab is dedicated to incubating and accelerating early-stage robotics startups across the globe, providing teams with exclusive resources and support in product/market fit, key technology, supply chain management, sales channel, marketing, and seed fund.
ACT Lab has a stellar mentor team with deep expertise to make sure startup teams receive professional training and guidance.
Terry Cheng is well recognized as the mentor for makers in Greater China. He served as the CEO of Foxconn International Holding, Executive VP of Foxconn Technology Group, President of Texas Instruments Asia, and President of China Hewlett-Packard. Since retirement, he has mentored young makers on their startup journey for three years. He founded the Terry & Friends group to cultivate a vibrant community for young makers.
Cody Chang founded Aurotek in 1980. He successfully led Aurotek’s transformation from a dealership to a self-owned brand automation equipment solution provider. In recent years, he developed a new business model by providing key automation components, equipment training, and system integration services for end users, and helping clients develop and produce industrial robots for internal use.
Ruilin Zhang set up the Cyber Group in 2001. Cyber Group has made significant achievements in the past few years with stellar teamwork and strong support of Foxconn Group. With more than 30 chain stores across the country, Cyber is recognized as one of the most valuable 3C chain store brands in China.
Yipin Ng is the founding partner of Yunqi Partners, a top-tier early and middle stage VC fund. Prior to founding Yunqi, Yipin was a partner at GGV Capital with ten years of investment experience (4 years in Silicon Valley). He has deep expertise in robotics and AI, smart phone components, advanced manufacturing, and internet, and has led many successful cases.
Mingfeng Ding is the chairman of ZTEVC(Zhongxing Hechuang Investment Management). He joined ZTE Corporation in 1994; he was the senior vice president of ZTE Corporation between the year 1998 to 2008; in 2008, he was inducted into ZTEholdings as the general manager; and he is the founder of ZTEVC. ZTEVC is an investment management company specializing in venture investment on strategic emerging industry, private equity investment and asset management business.
Midi was graduated and got the master degree from National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan). He used to be the host of Taiwan Industrial Research Institute of nano-R&D program for 4 years. Within the years, he obtained 8 patents from the U.S, Japan and Taiwan; He got 10 years experience in product development management and supply-chain management in Foxconn; He is now the assistant manager of Cyber Group, and he become a member of Yunqi in 2016.
Yu Chen holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds an Master of Computer Science degree from Johns Hopkins University. He lead the investment of several projects including Pingcap, GraphSQL and Limei Advertising Company. He worked in Google for 5 years, leading the development of several personalize search and display advertising programs. And he stay as chief technology officer in Limei Advertising Company for 2 years, launched Chinese first professional mobile DSP products.
Senior media person in terms of science and technology. He was the chief editor of Yesky, and was the vice president of YY company. In 2011, he established science and technology media Leiphone network and mobile game media Super fun. They have been participate in the early set up of several innovative company such as Cheshangtong, Emie, Coding, Antian, The Seven Heaven, Tofu and Sspai.
Graduated from Nanjing University in computer software. He has been engaged in scientific and technological achievements, scientific and technological development, international exchanges and other management. He was the director of Nanjing University - Department of Science and Technology; the assistant dean of the Research Institute of Nanjing University; chief representative of Nanjing University in Shenzhen Virtual University Park.
Post-doc at University of Leeds supported by Google grant. Served as the manager of data product of a startup company, senior researcher at Ericsson big data group, and data scientist at many high-tech companies. Author of several books on shared economy and big data. Senior consultant on big data, data-driven TMT business, and early-stage startups.
Ph.D. in Control Theory from Harbin Institute of Technology. Research focused on environment sensing technology for mobile robots. Published on top robotics journals such as Journal of Field Robotics and conducted numerous robotics projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation. Founded RoboSense in 2015 and emerged as a leading player in high-end LiDAR for autonomous driving.
ACT Lab has established strategic collaborations with manufacturers, scholars, entrepreneurs and investors across the globe, providing teams with exclusive access to scarce resources. The company covers the areas of robotic component manufacturing, software system and chip development and other relevant fields.
The members of the operation team are full of experience in management, engineering, analyzing, and variety fields of talents across borders.
Received B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from Boston University. Started angel investing in the U.S. Served as Vice President of R&D and IT Management of a publicly listed company since 2014. Extensive expertise and insights for robotics and high-tech industries.
Received A.B. in Physics from Princeton, M.A. in Physics from Harvard, and Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard. Conducted doctoral research on next generation thin film solar cells. Served as the President of Harvard Chinese Student and Scholars Association. Worked at McKinsey to provide service on strategic planning and project management for clients in automotive, energy, and industrial goods sectors.
Graduated from China University of International Business and Economics. After graduation, he worked in the marketing department of a publicly listed company and accumulated experience in the market; have good capability on innovation, communication and implementation, enable help the team to achieve the goal; and have good ability in market development, channel construction, information collection and analysis, can seize the market dynamics rapidly.
Graduated in Business English and Administration. She worked in the marketing department of a publicly listed company, responsible for the VIS design and enterprise promotion film shooting, and co-organized industry exhibitions. She was experienced in terms of event planning, corporate culture dissemination, and cultural services etc.
Received B.S. in Computer Science from Boston University. He served as QA engineer in the Mediaplayer team of world’s largest education company Pearson PLC during the academic years. He is co-founder of Iviology Inc., developed a mobile social software based on Bluetooth. After graduation, he joined Beijing Weike Shidai Technology Inc., served as the CTO, and help to develop the first mobile information platform for study abroad.
Graduated in the architectural landscape design. Worked in the eMaxCity for few years, she got great experience and unique insights in intelligent hardware and robotics. And she is experienced in marketing, especially in terms of promotion. She also responsible for the resources integration related services including project operation, integration, and expansion.
Graduated from Liaoning Normal University. Served as an office clerk in administration department and director assistant in a publicly listed company, has premium experienced and capability in communication and administrative operation.
Graduated from Renmin University of China with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and got a Master’s degree in Marketing and International Management from Henley Business School, University of Reading. She has good communication skills and efficient execution. She got systematic knowledge in Business Administration, she can tap the market demand in a short time, and based on the market demand planning corresponding marketing strategy quickly.
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