The way we experience and consume culture has been constantly changing. From traditional culture to modern creative, they become more vivid with the help of technology and adoption in other businesses, greater value of culture is uncovered along the way. On the other hand, could culture and creativity also help create different value for tech and businesses and have unimaginable chemistry? We see in recent years’ enormous success in so many viral restaurants, apparel brands, and other consumer goods, mostly because the creators behind them understand how to exploit culture and creativity for better value. Would there be a disruptive new business model? Who could be the next big player? Baidu ABC Cloud Group’s Grace and New York’s Accathon Capital founder laid their eyes in Chengdu. Together they are going to discover new paths, new potential applications in the creative vertical. Join us and let’s all explore some possibilities in creative, cross-discipline and cross-border.
Founder, Managing Partner of Accathon Capital Accathon Capital 的创始人和管理合伙人
Baidu ABC Cloud Group
GoToMarket Department BD Manager
Michael Zhu is the Founder and Managing Partner of Accathon Capital, which is a unique cross-border corporate innovation hyper accelerator, running stage agnostic programs and VC investments in frontier technologies across a wide range of industries targeting the U.S. and China application markets.
Michael is also an experienced serial entrepreneur who works with startups teams in both the U.S. and China to build a powerful and collective ecosystem. He successfully initiated and built Lair East in New York City in 2015, which is the first “Tech & Culture” themed collaborative co-working space and global entrepreneur communities on the East Coast connecting work, leisure, and knowledge for global entrepreneurs in the business of disrupting technology and shaping cross border communications.
Michael serves as the Advisory Board member in multiple startups. and the advisor at NYC Chinese Entrepreneur Organization and Harvard Ventures. He was also named as one of the “Top 30 Entrepreneurs Under 30 in Northeastern America” by Mandarin Quarterly. Michael holds an M.S. in Investment Management from Pace University. In 2018, as the only Chinese representative, Michael also sits in the Host Committee of Accelerator Awesome, the first-ever global accelerators conference connecting top innovation organizations such as Techstars, 500 Startups, Dreamit, SAP, Verizon, NUMA New York, Google, and more.
Michael Zhu是Accathon Capital的创始人和管理合伙人，Accathon Capital是一个独特的跨境企业创新超级加速器，在针对美国和中国应用市场的众多行业中运行阶段不可知项目和VC前沿技术投资。Michael也是一位经验丰富的连续创业者，他与美国和中国的创业团队合作，建立一个强大的集体生态系统。他于2015年在纽约市成功发起并建立了东部的Lair East，这是东海岸第一个“技术与文化”主题合作共同工作空间和全球企业家社区，为全球企业家提供工作，休闲和知识。破坏技术和塑造跨境通信。
Michael是多家初创公司的顾问委员会成员。以及纽约中国企业家组织和哈佛创业投资公司的顾问。他还被Mandarin Quarterly评为“东北美洲30岁以下30强企业家”之一。Michael持有M.S.在佩斯大学的投资管理。在2018年，作为唯一的中国代表，迈克尔还参加了加速器Awesome的主持委员会，这是有史以来第一次连接顶级创新组织的全球加速器会议，如Techstars，500 Startups，Dreamit，SAP，Verizon，NUMA New York，Google，和更多。
Grace got her master degree of new media communication in California. Now she is the business development manager of Baidu ABC Cloud Group GoToMarket Department and is in charge of operation strategy and market expansion in Shanghai, Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Shenyang etc. She is committed to build China's incubator and startup ecosystem, building channels in innovative and entrepreneurship between China and the world. She strives to make the innovation centre a benchmark of Chinese internet incubators.
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