Mr. Ives
Faculty Sponsor

Mr. Anthony Ives is the Faculty Sponsor of NOVA and an Upper School Teacher at Taipei American School. He has many years of experience starting new for-profit and non-profit ventures and mentoring and teaching others how to start new ventures, including leadership roles at the MIT Entrepreneurship Center, Columbia University Student Enterprises, Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Start-Up Chile, and Startup Weekend Taipei.

Anita Tsai
President

Anita Tsai is the President of NOVA and a junior at Taipei American School. Pursuing business-related activities has always been an interest of Anita’s. She has enjoyed each and every business-related competition that she has attended because of the life-long friendships and valuable lessons that she has gained from them. She hopes that others will also develop the same passion for business and will want to build lasting friendships as Anita has done herself through NOVA.

Charlene Chen
Director of Marketing and Technology

Charlene Chen is the Director of Marketing and Technology for NOVA and a junior at Taipei American School. Being involved in many STEM activities, she discovered her interest in computer science and business. Through NOVA, she looks forward to having others experience the process of developing creative ideas that will help improve the world for the better.

Stevin Yang
Director of Judging and Mentoring

Stevin Yang is a current junior at Taipei American School and will be serving as the Director of Judging and Mentoring for NOVA. His interest in business and entrepreneurship ignited from the first time he interned at H Spectrum. From then on, he began to explore for different and unique opportunities to further expand his knowledge on entrepreneurship. He is extremely excited to see NOVA unfold and can't wait to facilitate this amazing event!

Avery Hsu
Deputy Director of Marketing and Technology

Avery Hsu works under the Director of Marketing and Technology for Nova and is a sophomore at Taipei American School. He’s really excited to use his skills and interest in business to help organize this year’s NOVA competition. He can’t wait to see all the amazing ideas this year and is really honored to be on the team.

Carryll Lee
Deputy Director of Judging and Mentoring

Carryll Lee is the Deputy Director of Judging and Mentoring for NOVA and a current sophomore at Taipei American School. She has always been interested in business and STEM related fields and enjoys participating in related activities. NOVA allows her to expand her knowledge in business and entrepreneurship with brainstorming and creative presentations. She can’t wait to engage in this event and help others find their passion for business.

Derrick Yang
Deputy Director of Operations

Derrick Yang is the Deputy Director of Operations at NOVA and a sophomore at Taipei American School. As someone with a keen interest in logistics, organizing, and planning events, he is very excited to see NOVA come together, and is honored to be part of the team. He hopes that through NOVA, participants will be able to meet people with similar interests, develop entrepreneurship skills, and be inspired to make an impact with their inspirations and actions.

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