Steve Chen accepted into Forbes Technology Council

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Berkeley — January 11, 2018 — ​Steve Chen, founder of EchoLink and industry co-lead of Blockchain Lab at SCET Berkeley, ​ ​has been accepted into the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs and technology executives.

Steve Chen joins other Forbes Technology Council members, who are hand-selected, to become part of a curated network of successful peers and get access to a variety of exclusive benefits and resources, including the opportunity to submit thought leadership articles and short tips on industry-related topics for publishing on

Forbes Councils combines an innovative, high-touch approach to community management perfected by the team behind Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) with the extensive resources and global reach of Forbes. As a result, Forbes Council members get access to the people, benefits and expertise they need to grow their businesses — and a dedicated member concierge who acts as an extension of their own team, providing personalized one-on-one support.

Steve Chen, founder of EchoLink and industry co-lead of Blockchain Lab at UC Berkeley, says, “I am very honored and excited to be invited to join the Forbes Technology Council. EchoLink and the Blockchain Lab at the SCET center at UC Berkeley are working on innovative blockchain applications. We are building high trust economy through innovations in blockchain technology at EchoLink. I am excited to join the Forbes Technology Council, and will share my thoughts on blockchain technology through Forbes.”

Scott Gerber, founder of Forbes Councils, says, “We are honored to welcome Steve Chen​ ​into the community. Our mission with Forbes Councils is to curate successful professionals from every industry, creating a vetted, social capital-driven network that helps every member make an even greater impact on the business world.” 
About EchoLink
 EchoLink is a blockchain based system that provides verified education, skill, and work experience information. Taking advantage of the immutability and time stamp functionality of blockchain technology, EchoLink provides users with trusted information regarding a job candidate’s education, skill, and work experience. EchoLink provides savings to recruiters in time and financial resources. The EchoLink system can be also be used for additional industries, such as banking, finance, general notary service. EchoLink aims to build high trust economy through innovations in blockchain. For more information about EchoLink, visit 
About Forbes Councils 
Forbes partnered with the founders of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) to launch Forbes Councils, invitation-only communities for world-class business professionals in a variety of industries. Members, who are hand-selected by each Council’s community team, receive personalized introductions to each other based on their specific needs and gain access to a wide range of business benefits and services, including best-in-class concierge teams, personalized connections, peer-to-peer learning, a business services marketplace, and the opportunity to share thought leadership content on For more information about Forbes Technology​ ​Council, visit​.​ To learn more about Forbes Councils, visit ​​.