First Network Party for MBA Students Organized by NCCBA

On October 10, 2004 and in the Clubhouse of Chapel Hill Finley Forest, NCCBA (www.nc-cba.org) organized a Network Party, specifically for the MBA students around RTP area. The purpose of the meeting was to build and develop the connection, communication and cooperation among the people in the business community, the scholars and MBAs around RTP area. All the participants, including the MBA, Ph.D. and some other students from the three local prestigious universities Duke, UNC and NCSU, some veteran entrepreneurs, and many entrepreneur hopefuls met together and spent a very pleasant and memorable night in the golden Fall.

On behalf of NCCBA, Mr. Frank (Xuefeng) Wang, the president of NCCBA and a successful entrepreneur ( President of BioMachine), expressed his cordial welcome to all the participants, and introduced NCCBA and himself. Then, other board of trustees members such as Mr. Kwen-Jen Chang (Ph.D. President of Ardent Pharmaceuticals), Mr. Linxian Wu (Ph.D. the Dean of BioNetwork Learning Center at Wake Tech Community College), Mr. Peter Cheng (President of SinoMax Group), and Mr. Michael Wu (Founder and Managing Director of Blue Angel Ventures) also introduced themselves and shared their background and experience. All the participants, especially the young students, were strongly inspired by their achievements, and also benefited a lot from their successful experience on management and entrepreneurship. After the delicious dinner, all other participants introduced themselves one by one and proposed their ideas and concerns. Among all the topics, the Sino-American business opportunities were the issues that evoked all participants’ interest. The passionate speech from Ms. Lingling Qian, who is from the newly found Changjing Business School in China and now an exchange student in Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC, pushed the party to the climax. Responding to participants’ inquiry, Mr. Peter Cheng announced that in the near future, NCCBA will launch the human intelligence database for its members to facilitate the companies that focus on the Sino-American businesses to have access to find qualified personnel. All the participants warmly welcomed this initiative.

With time passing by, the networking party went on smoothly and successfully, and many participants joined NCCBA on site. Many participants were so excited by this opportunity and new friends that they enjoyed talking with one another and kept on socializing until 9:30 P.M. Based on the strong positive feedback from participants, NCCBA is planning to organize this kind of network parties in every Spring and Fall to provide a forum for people with same interests to socialize. Besides that, NCCBA members will also have more opportunities to communicate with the visiting business delegations from China to exchange ideas, cooperate and explore business opportunities. We are looking forward to the next year’s meeting, and we sincerely wish the NCCBA-organized parties will be even better.