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About The Judges...

Learn more about the people behind the organization. They will be marking your business proposals together, collectively as a group to avoid bias; listening to your oral presentations; and determining the winners that take home the cash prize! They all have many experiences in the business field and are super passionate about inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs, every one of you!


Frank Zhu

After graduating from Peking University with a Bachelor of Science degree in EECS, Frank went on to the consulting industry and worked for Monitor Group, a then-leading consulting firm founded by Michael Porter, for 3 years. He then pursued his MBA from Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. During his MBA, he took a gap year and founded PalmDrive, an education consulting firm. Through multiple rounds of venture capital investment, he has led the company to grow from scratch to having a crew of over 300 full-time employees and achieving annual revenue of over 30 million USD. Frank is also enthusiastic about supporting youth entrepreneurship activities and have acted as mentors in organizations such as Enactus.

Ada Zhang

She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and Economics, and graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor's Degree in Management Science and Engineering. She is currently working in the strategy department of a Fortune 500 company, where she has rotated through project management, consumer insights, and strategic planning. She has done a lot of research on competitive research and analysis, marketing and other areas.

Gary Gan

Gary graduated from the University of Southern California with a major in Business Administration and a minor in Statistics and Data Analysis, and is currently working in Data Science at Apple Inc. He has internship experience in data analytics, financial analysis, strategy consulting, and digital marketing. He has participated in business competitions since high school, and has also participated in many business competitions organized by famous companies such as PwC, Deloitte, Huawei, IBM, and has made it to the finals several times and achieved top rankings. Among them, he was the champion of Huawei Financial Case Analysis Competition in the US and the fourth place in the world.

Mingxuan Yang

Mingxuan has a B.S. in Electronic Information Engineering from Tongji University, and a M.S. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship Management from Brown University. He has won the second prize of the National University Physics Competition in non-physics group A. He has also interned at Accenture, Volkswagen and Jingjing. He is proficient in electronic information, entrepreneurship management, and business analysis

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