Judges & Mentors




Dr. Harry Gao

Co-founder and President of GNW International

Chair, NECINA Entrepreneur Programs

Dr. Harry Gao is the co-founder and President of GNW International, a technology company based in Stoneham, MA. The company focuses on using laser and optical technology for industrial as well as personalized gift market. Dr. Gao has lived in Massachusetts for more than 30 years. He has more than 25 years of diverse professional experience as a teacher, researcher, engineer, manager, international sales director, and entrepreneur.  With his extensive professional experience, Dr. Harry Gao is passionate about helping young professionals and students in career advancement and development, entrepreneurship and business development, particularly based on innovations in technology with huge market potentials. 

Dr. Harry Gao has been volunteering for NECINA for more than 20 years, held positions as chair of NECINA Entrepreneur Programs and former president.

Dr. Gao received a Ph.D. in Physics from University of Massachusetts Lowell and a MS from Southern Illinois University. He also graduated from Shanghai Normal University.

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