FLUXUS LLC has a multi-disciplinary team of skilled cross-border entrepreneurs and professionals, with a strong consultant base comprised of experienced business executives, real estate developers, financial advisors, top Intellectual Property attorneys, and research scientists. The team has been forming a series of consortia and joint ventures with strategic partners around the world, allowing the Fluxus System to benefit from a global supply chain.
“It is no easy task, but you are not alone. Impact enterprise will be a new normal for businesses guided by long term visions for sustainable development, where social, environmental and financial returns are valued equally. ” — Fanyu Lin, quote for Huffington Post
As an award-winning entrepreneur, Fanyu Lin is passionate about social entrepreneurship and impact investing. Lin co-founded FLUXUS llc, a company committed to enhancing living qualities in communities across the economic spectrum by providing governments, the private, public sectors and NGOs with an effective way of building quality, sustainable and affordable housing.
In her role as CEO at FLUXUS, Lin leads the team to take an innovative building system through R&D and into commercialization. She works with key stakeholders to form strategic partnerships and scalable business models. She brought a group of high-net-worth individuals and leaders in impact investing, real estate development, finance, architecture, art, information & construction science to the company’s advisory board. Lin was awarded 2017 SOCAP Entrepreneur by Social Capital Markets, the worlds’s leading organization dedicated to impact investing.
Lin has demonstrated excellence in management, business development, public relations and fundraising while working at George Maciunas Foundation. She has been curating and lecturing internationally. Her research was featured in several international exhibitions including the 14th Venice Architecture Biennial. An initiative she co-curated was awarded the Excellent Project for Promoting Smart City Construction by Beijing International Design Week. Ms. Lin serves as Vice President at the Chinese Association for Science and Technology, USA Greater New York Chapter, and is selected as a Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence at UMass Boston’s Venture Development Center.
Fanyu Lin received Master of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from Columbia University in the City of New York, Bachelor of Architecture from China Central Academy of Fine Arts. Lin was honored with a certificate in Business Administration and Management from Baruch College – The City University of New York, and graduated from Innovation and Entrepreneurship executive program at Columbia Business School.
Harry Stendhal is a Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer of FLUXUS LLC, bringing his over 25 years of business experience and serving to recognize the visionary attributes needed to integrate a complex business with many diverse aspects.
Mr. Stendhal has been playing a key role in the advancement of Fluxhouse, a prefabricated modular building system designed by George Maciunas, through his efforts at both Stendhal Gallery and George Maciunas Foundation. Stendhal Gallery supports many other institutions and programs designed to help bring the pleasure of the arts to people both in the United States and around the world. Recipients of this support include the Anthology Film Archives and The Film-makers’ Cooperative. Harry Stendhal has supported many of the world’s premiere art institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney, the Guggenheim, and many others. He helped to establish the Jonas Mekas Visual Art Center in Vilnius Lithuania, curating the inaugural landmark exhibition, “From Futurism to Fluxus.” A 300-page catalog was published along with the show, an exhibition was launched when Vilnius gain the European Union title of “Culture of Capitol” on 2007. As a board member of the Anthology Film Archives from 2006-2009, Harry Stendhal was able to to secure funding to increase the institution’s annual budget from $350,000 to $1 million. Harry Stendhal also donated up to $500,000 in cash and services in forms of exhibition to help make Anthology self-sufficient and to ensure its capacity to provide top-quality programming.
In 2009, Harry Stendhal established the George Maciunas Foundation Inc. with the permission and support of the artist’s sister, Nijole Valaitis. The Maciunas Foundation ensures the promotion of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The Foundation aims to facilitate greater access to information and materials about Maciunas while ensuring intellectual property and copyright protection, and encourages young artists and scholars to engage in Maciunas’s legacy of radically interdisciplinary, progressive, and problem-solving thought DIY. Since Harry Stendhal re-introduced Maciunas’ work to the contemporary art world through the foundation, the artist has seen a rebirth of interest by critics, scholars, and the public. George Maciunas and Fluxus exhibitions have recently been presented at Straatsgalerie Stuttgart, Cooper Union, Rutgers, and MoMA, among other institutions.
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Mr. Schwab is a patent attorney specializing in intellectual property litigation, licensing, Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), and advertising law. He was Chairman of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association subcommittee on ADR for 3 years. He has been lead counsel in a number of jury cases resulting in multi-million dollar awards for the Firm’s clients. He is an AV rated attorney by Martindale Hubbell, and has been selected for listing for 2013 Top-Rated Lawyers in Intellectual Property by American Lawyer Media and Martindale Hubbell.
In mid-2014, Mr. Larson took over the role of CEO of The Downtown Detroit Partnership; an organization whose board he has been a member of since 1995. The Downtown Detroit Partnership (DDP) is a private/public partnership of corporate and civic leaders that supports advocates and develops programs and initiatives that create a clean, safe, and inviting Downtown Detroit community. DDP is involved with a large number of enterprises within Downtown Detroit. The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) is a special assessment district formed by property owners that provides cleaning, safety and landscaping services. Examples include safety and security initiatives such as Project Lighthouse and Clean Downtown, which provides litter and graffiti removal and landscape maintenance. The Detroit 300 Conservancy is a subsidiary of the Downtown Detroit Partnership and raised more than $20 million to create, design and construct Campus Martius Park. Opening in 2004, the park was the recipient of the first ever 2010 Urban Land Institute’s Amanda Burden Open Space Award. It has more than 2 million annual visitors and stimulated an estimated $1 billion in new investments downtown. The Conservancy is also activating, improving and programming three other historic downtown parks and public spaces including Grand Circus Park, Capitol Park and Beacon Park. DDP has several other important initiatives/affiliates; the first being the Detroit Experience Factory (DXF), which is a physical storefront, open six days a week, in the heart of downtown Detroit, that connects people to resources that help them live, work and engage in the city. Another is MoGo Detroit Bike Share, which is made possible by a partnership with the City of Detroit Department of Transportation, PBSC Urban Solutions and Shift Transit. MoGo is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Finally, Build Institute helps turn business ideas into reality by providing aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs with the necessary tools, resources and support network within the City of Detroit. To date (mid-2017), they have graduated over 1000 participants and provided them with classes, networking events, mentorships and connections to a nurturing community.
Eric is also the founder, president, and chief executive officer of Larson Realty Group (established in 1999), a privately owned, Michigan based company engaged in real estate investment, development, asset management and leasing. Mr. Larson has over 30 years of experience in real estate and prior to establishing Larson Realty Group, served as vice president of a global real estate company, Hines, and as a partner and senior vice president with Bruce S. Brickman and Associates in New York. During Mr. Larson’s career he has developed, financed, owned and managed over $3 billion of real estate including; General Motor’s purchase and redevelopment of the Renaissance Center (5.5 million square feet) and Millender Center, the development of One Detroit Center (1 million square feet) and The A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education (1 million square feet) in downtown Detroit.
In addition to owning Larson Realty Group, Mr. Larson served as managing partner at Bedrock Real Estate Services LLC (Bedrock) between February 2013 and February 2014. Bedrock is a Detroit-based full service real estate firm affiliated with Dan Gilbert’s Family of Companies which includes, Quicken Loans, Rock Ventures, The Jack Casinos and The Cleveland Cavaliers.
Immediately prior to joining Bedrock, Mr. Larson served as Non-Executive President for Olympia Development of Michigan. Olympia Development of Michigan is a Detroit-based full-service real estate company owned by the Detroit entrepreneurial Ilitch Family. The company is responsible for developing and investing in some of Detroit’s most recognized and visited venues, including the nationally acclaimed Comerica Park. As head of Olympia Development, Mr. Larson led the real estate development projects which included the planning, designing, financing and development activities for the new home of the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Pistons (The Little Caesar’s Arena). He was also actively involved in the organization’s economic development activities, while simultaneously leading the management, development, parking and security divisions.
Mr. Larson also founded, and is now serving on the board of the Community Investment Support Fund (CISF) which is a Michigan Non-Profit Corporation. The purpose for which CISF was organized is multi-faceted, but it engages exclusively in such charitable and educational activities as may qualify it for exemption from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. The primary purpose of CISF is to promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in low-income communities. This is being accomplished by promoting and facilitating the investment of both private and public capital in the form of equity or loans and providing operational assistance with commercial real estate projects, retail and wholesale businesses, service providers and business incubators.
A resident of Bloomfield Village, Michigan, Mr. Larson serves as chairman of The Robert C. Larson Leadership Initiative and Urban Land Institute (ULI) Detroit Governance Committee. In the past he served as chairman of The Parade Company, Detroit Downtown, Inc., The ULI Detroit District Council, Detroit Downtown Partnership and The Detroit Business Improvement District. He is currently a trustee, governor and/or member of the board of The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, The Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, M-1 Rail, The Detroit 300 Conservancy, MoGo, Detroit Bike Share, The Downtown Detroit Business Improvement Zone, Jefferson East, Inc., The Parade Company, Recovery Park, The Urban Land Institute, The Urban Land Institute’s Leadership Council, LOCUS, Grand Jester of The Distinguished Clown Corp, The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Greater Detroit Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Larson is a past trustee and/or member of Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Hospital Oncology Campaign Committee, Develop Michigan, Inc., the Detroit Institute of Arts Junior Council, Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, Pewabic Pottery Board of Directors, Detroit Historical Society Board of Directors, The Detroit Eastern Market Advisory Services Panel, The Building Operators Management Association (BOMA), The Real Estate Roundtable, Harvard School of Design Advisory Panel, mentor at The University of Michigan School of Architecture, Marian High School Dad’s Club, University of Michigan – ULI Real Estate Forum Committee, The United States Green Building Council and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments.
Dr. Shen is an advisor for information technology’s application to the FLUXUS SYSTEM. He is also co-director of Advanced Construction and Information Technology (ACTION) Laboratory at Columbia University in the City of New York. Dr. Shen focuses on applying advanced information technology to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry, as well as to sustainable urbanization in a broader scope.
Prior to his current position, Dr. Shen was a Senior Member of Technical Staff at the research division of AT&T Services. He had also conducted research at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications Research, now part of Ericsson), Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology and Singapore’s Institute for InfoComm Research (A*STAR). He authored numerous articles and technical reports, including peer-reviewed publications at top journal and conferences sponsored by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), and International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). He also developed several Internet standards and specifications, published by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In addition, he is an inventor of 3 awarded and 8 pending United States patents.
Dr. Shen received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and did postdoctoral research in Computer Science, both at Columbia University. He also holds Master and Bachelor degrees in Computer/Electrical Engineering from National University of Singapore and Zhejiang University, respectively.
Mr. Gallagher is an executive advisor of FLUXUS LLC leading technology and business innovation.
Michael Gallagher is a recently retired executive from Covestro LLC, (formerly Bayer MaterialScience). In his most recent position, he headed the North American Innovation Office. In this role, he was responsible for the development and management of the region’s innovation strategy working closely with all business units. He centrally managed external collaboration with consultants, startups, academia, research institutes and national labs; regional intellectual property strategy; open innovation services; knowledge management resources; and new business incubation. With peers in other regions, Mr. Gallagher and his team helped Covestro successfully launch many high impact innovations including low carbon footprint polymers, novel lightweight composites, high performance protective coatings and advanced insulation materials. These innovations are integrated within a broad spectrum of industries such as, fuel efficient automobiles, energy efficient buildings, LED lighting, and others.
He began his career as a research chemist at BF Goodrich in 1979. Following acquisitions by Polysar and later Bayer, he gained experience as an individual contributor in technical service, sales and product development. Through the 1990’s, he managed core groups within the global synthetic rubber industry including marketing, business development and specialty products. In 2002, he became a founding member of the business innovation team and community.
Passionate about sustainable innovation, Mr. Gallagher has served as an executive advisor in a variety of public/private sector partnerships focused on developing and bringing energy efficient, low environmental impact innovations responsibly into the marketplace. He has worked with interdisciplinary teams to improve building energy efficiency, electrochemical technologies, automotive fuel efficiency and water resource management.
An international collaboration with National University of Ireland and Queens University of UK sponsored by NSF focuses on next generation Bridge Weigh-In-Motion (BWIM) System to effectively manage the nation’s aging bridge infrastructure, and national collaboration with University of Florida and Tuskegee University supported by NSF focuses on flood and hurricane resistant design. He has served as principal or co-principal investigator on research projects whose cumulative funding exceeds $6.0 million, and directed numerous Doctoral and Master’s theses based on the sponsored research projects.
Dr. Uddin has been actively involved in all aspects of the Department including ABET Assessment and Senior Design Projects. Dr. Uddin is the author/co-author of 4 books, over 150 publications, and received NSF Grants to organize 1st international workshop on wind storm and Storm Surge Mitigation Construction, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is a Faculty Fulbright Scholar, a fellow of ASCE and Chair of the Executive Committee of the ASCE Council on Disaster Reduction Management (CDRM). He is the Engineering Editor of the ASCE Journal of Natural Hazards Review.
Mr. Weinkle earned his Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at the University of Florida, and Master of Arts in Architecture in from the University of Florida.
Dr. Xia is an expert in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, with focuses on medical robot, multi-functional intelligent service robot, hotel-service robot, restaurant-service robot, super-capacitor module, standing medical-service robot, etc. He is leading the research and development to apply advanced AI and Robotics to the Fluxus Prefabricated Building System.
Dr. Xia is a faculty member and senior scientist of Department of Computer Science at the University of Massachusetts, leading the AI Lab to continue developing, applying, and evaluating computer vision and machine learning technology.
Dr. Xia is the author of many patents and publications. He is the founder and CEO of Boston PT Info LLC, Shanghai PT Info Co., Ltd, Shanghai Passiontech Technologies Co., Ltd., founder and Manager of Technology Department at Beijing Jingle Hirain Technologies Co, Ltd. Dr. Xia received Ph.D. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University in China, MEng and BSc in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science Dual Degree from School of Mechanical Science and Engineering.
Ms. Galilee is the Chief Curator of the 2013 Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Close, Closer. She was co-
Ms. Galilee’s writing has been published in a number of international magazines and books as well as daily newspapers, including Domus, Abitare, MARK, Tank, Pin-
Lu Xun is the cofounder and director of the Sifang Art Museum and its surrounding architectural park in Nanjing, China. He is a contemporary art collector and sits on the board of the acquisition committee of Tate Modern, London. Since 2003, he has commissioned more than twenty award-winning architects and artists to promote contemporary art and architecture in China. His collaborators include Steven Holl, Irata Isozaki, Ettore Sottsass, David Adjaye, Mathiaz Klotz, Ai Weiwei, as well as Pritzker prize winners Ryue Nishizawa, Kazuyo Sejima, and Wang Shu. He received master degrees from Cambridge University and the London School of Economics.
Angela Topacio is the co-founder, Managing Partner at G Y R O Creative Group. Ms. Topacio is advising FLUXUS LLC on business strategy and development.
G Y R O is a team of strategists, designers, researchers, writers, technologists, and account managers. They engage with executive teams to strengthen clients’ brands through the integration of business strategy, brand storytelling and design. The result is brand and business clarity—internally and externally—leading to sustainable and manageable growth. As a specialist in B2B and B2C brand development, they have partnered with companies like Delphi, Olympia Development – The District Detroit, Aborlight, Shinola, Detroit Athletic Club, M1-Rail, Detroit Future City, Comerica Bank, GKN Automotive, Clek Inc, Magna International, MacLean-Fogg.
Peter Knitzer is on the Advisory Board of Columbia University Business School’s Lang Center for Entrepreneurship, and is advising FLUXUS LLC which was part of Columbia University Business School’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. Mr. Knitzer has extensive experience of running big financial institutions. He spent 14 years at Citigroup in many roles including the Chairman & CEO of Citibank North America. He was on the Board of Directors and served as President at the E*TRADE Bank. He was the Executive Vice President at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) in Toronto, CA. He is a Board Member of Regional Management (NYSE: RM), and Managing Director at Carldan Capital LLC.
Mr. Knitzer is on the Board of Directors, and was the former Board Chair of Habitat for Humanity New York City – an organization that transforms lives and communities by building quality, affordable homes with families in need, and by uniting New Yorkers around the cause of affordable housing.
Peter Knitzer received his M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University and completed his undergraduate work at Brown University.
Mr. Redfearn was the creator of Y:Cube Housing – a ground-breaking approach to delivering a genuinely affordable and aspirational housing product using modern methods of construction. He formed a partnership with world renowned architects, Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners, along with the international consultants, Aecom, and leading European manufacturer, SIG plc, to develop a new, volumetric housing product that out-performs traditional forms of construction in both quality and performance. The first of many schemes has recently opened in London, UK. Mr. Redfearn is seen as a leader in this field of work, speaking at many national events. In 2015, Y:Cube was awarded the silver award by the Edison Awards in New York, a global initiative that promotes innovation and creativity.
Mr. Redfearn has developed significant knowledge, experience and partnerships within the housing development sector, with focus on the use of modern methods of construction to deliver housing products that meet the huge need of affordable housing both in the UK and globally.
John Hamilton is a business advisor at FLUXUS LLC, providing ongoing supports towards building the business. Mr. Hamilton is an accomplished executive with over 25+ years experience managing early stage startups to large company IPOs.
Hamilton has vast sales and marketing expertise that has spanned several well known Boston based companies from Stratus Computer, EMC, FTP Software, Concord Communications, Phase Forward, XKoto and Viewfinity. His ability to prepare companies for acquisition and or IPO has yielded significant returns for shareholders across the board.
Mr. McGregor is a creative consultant and producer specializing in bringing a human touch to all things digital. As Vice President of Communications, Mr. McGregor oversaw Kickstarter’s global communications initiative and shared Kickstarter’s unique story in over 17 international markets — developing it into the foremost source of crowdfunding for artists, producers and creatives, in any timezone. Mr. McGregor now works out of Mexico City as an international creative consultant working to better create a better future for all.
Since Abelman Frayne & Schwab was founded in 1980, the Firm has grown and established itself as a leader, both in the United States and overseas, in the protection and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property. The firm’s clients include major corporations in virtually all industries, including apparel, alcoholic beverages, automotive, chemical, cosmetics, computers, electronics, entertainment, financial services, foods, hotel services, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, publishing, real estate, retail, telecommunications, and toys.
The firm’s attorneys have wide ranging experience in many specialties including patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, entertainment, new media law, and Internet law.
G Y R O Creative Group is a team of strategists, designers, researchers, writers, technologists, and account managers. They engage with executive teams to strengthen clients’ brands through the integration of business strategy, brand storytelling and design. The result is brand and business clarity—internally and externally—leading to sustainable and manageable growth. As a specialist in B2B and B2C brand development, they have partnered with companies like Delphi, Olympia Development – The District Detroit, Aborlight, Shinola, Detroit Athletic Club, M1-Rail, Detroit Future City, Comerica Bank, GKN Automotive, Clek Inc, Magna International, MacLean-Fogg.