Dr. H.Ping Wang is an active entrepreneur and investor as well as advisor to various governmental and corporate organizations on advanced technology commercialization. He is also an EIR (Entrepreneur-In-Residence) at the Techstars "Internet of Things" Accelerator in New York. Previously he was a Director of the Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator, Powered By Techstars, where he was involved in setting up and running the highly selective, investment driven, intensive 3-4 month program which provided space, business coaching, technical resources (including design, manufacturing connections and support), funding, and (most important of all) world-class mentorship to the selected robotics startups. He is also an investor and advisor to dozens of startups companies and entrepreneurial organizations throughout the world.
As an entrepreneur, he created a number of spin-out companies, which worked with companies in Taiwan and Mexico to produce interactive touch display devices. Previous to his entrepreneurial activities, he worked variously in consumer electronics, robotics, manufacturing, cleantech, and medtech, spanning Silicon Valley, Greater China, Mexico, and beyond, where he filled various capacities – from research engineering at Agilent, to VP of Business Development at a multinational manufacturer.
He also is an entrepreneurial ecosystem and community maker, having created San Diego’s first startup coworking center & incubator as well as helping to craft various international innovation-centric initiatives throughout the pacific-rim and is an active mentor and advisor to a variety of startups and associated programs.
Dr. Wang received a mix of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Biology, all from Stanford University, and integrated these fields of study for his PhD in Computational Neuroscience, (a blend of Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence) with research and study done at the Salk Institute and UCSD and has been published in the journal “Science”. He is a member of various professional organizations and is a regular speaker and mentor in various entrepreneurial programs throughout the world. He is also a graduate of the highly selective Stanford Technology Ventures Program’s “Mayfield Fellowship Program” for entrepreneurial leadership.