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Kevin Gao

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Engineer turned entrepreneur • Founder @ICON Smartech • Sales @Foxconn • R&D @LAM Research• Director China Smart City Alliance • 4 patents

Engineer turned entrepreneur • Founder @ICON Smartech • Sales @Foxconn • R&D @LAM Research• Director China Smart City Alliance • 4 patents

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following
7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

ICON Smartech

Positions

VP CA Solar March 2009 - October 2013
Sr Sales Manager Foxsemicon - A Foxconn Company October 2004 - January 2009
Director Smart City Construction Alliance of China June 2015 - present
Founder ICON Smartech October 2013 - present
VP CA Solar, LLC March 2009 - October 2013
Director of Contract Manufacturing Electroglas January 2008 - March 2009
Sr Sales Manager Foxconn October 2004 - January 2009
Sr Mechanical Engineer Lam Research August 2000 - October 2004
Product Design Engineer Rockwell Automation April 1997 - July 2000

Education

California State University-East Bay Supply Chain 2002 - 2003
University of Cincinnati Mechanical Engineering 1995 - 1997
UC Berkeley Extension Solar & Energy Efficiency
University of California, Berkeley UC Berkeley Extension Course in Solar & Energy Efficiency Investment Analysis

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Full Stack Engineering
  • • Mobile Engineering
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Marketing
  • • Crowdfunding
  • • Software development
  • • Venture Capitals
Markets of Interest
  • • Smart Home

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Hardware • Supply chain • Smart home • Business Development • Manufacturing in China • Startups • IoT- Internet of Things

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Cliff Tsay
We worked together  •  Independent Consultant/Contractor, Principal. Previously Senior Packaging and Assembly Engineering Manager, Exar Corp..
Kevin is persistent striving for success and accomplishment.
Adam Tavin - MBA
We worked together  •  CEO, Focus Product Design, Inc.. Previously CEO, Fidget Inc.. Penn State grad.
Kevin seems to understand what he knows and what he does not know and not afraid to ask for help. He is passionate about his product and wil ... l do what is necessary to get to the finish line.
Dave Saxby
They're my advisor  •  Former IBM executive, founder of 5 startups with 2 IPOs, 3 sales. Looking at new opportunities for advisory roles, investment.
committed go-getter
James A. Pierre Louis
They're my friends  •  Chief Executive Officer, CityXcape, Inc.. Previously Auxiliaries Officer, US Navy. Columbia University in the City of New York grad.
He has a great product with an excellent interface. He is actively pushing his product to the market and is making the right connections.
Jim Toreson
We worked together  •  Director and Audit Committee Chair, Chineseinvestors.com and Director of the Board, Moller International, Inc..
Kevin is a perceptive, resourceful person that knows how to get things done on time and within the constraints of challenging missions . He ... is also pleasant to work with. These qualities make him a great entrepreneur
Jim Toreson
We worked together  •  Director and Audit Committee Chair, Chineseinvestors.com and Director of the Board, Moller International, Inc..
Kevin is an energetic entrepreneur with broad skills needed for tech start-ups including engineering, manufacturing, marketing and off-shore ... sourcing. In addition, he has personally founded and operated tech start ups.
Cree Crawford
* Founder / COO / Dir. - Green Ocean Sciences | Molecular Analytics Group * H. Wng. Commander - 149th Texas Air Guard

Jock Breitwieser
We worked together  •  Director Corporate Communications, TriNet (NYSE: TNET). Previously Director Global Public Relations, Dell SonicWALL.
Jock is a great advisor for our startup. He is passionate about our smart home product, and helped us in marketing, social media, trade show ... events....more above and beyond.

Jim Zucker
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & CTO FundPaaS
Jim contributed greatly to our startup team, with deep passion to our product, strong execution abilities, and great results.