Youth Entrepreneurship, with Michael Lee & Grace Ng & Mia Zhang

Chengdu Together · Wecash Box Hostel - 4th Floor, No. 39 Huaxingzheng Street, Jinjiang District Chengdu, 610000 Chengdu
Wed, Oct 24, 2018, 6:30 PM (CST)

About this event

[[[ Youth Entrepreneurship and Volunteerism ]]]

For the #22 episode of Startup Grind Chengdu, we have invited Michael Lee from YES and Mia Zhang from Panda Shock to join us for a fireside chat.

This event is meant for entrepreneurs, professionals, students or anybody who has the initiative to develop pioneering ideas and solutions for the local and global economy. It gives insights on how leaders can encourage our next generation of brilliant innovators and entrepreneurs to drive impact and consider it as an career opportunity. We will focus on empowerment of students, volunteer opportunities, skills and mindset as an entrepreneur, learnable entrepreneurship and how to use local strengths to go and think global.


Nomadic cross-cultural entrepreneur with a diverse national and international outreach, constantly inspired and motivated by empowering people to achieve their dreams and mobilizing people to develop global entrepreneurship ecosystem. Michael is the founding chairman of G20 YEA (G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance). Additionally, he is also president and co-founder of YES Korea (Young Entrepreneurs’ Society of Korea). He is an honorary professor at the University of Applied Science, Budapest Hungary and CEO of CreBiz Factory and was a training director at Korea SOHO and Small Business Association.

>> YES Korea (Young Entrepreneurs’ Society of Korea), formally established in 2010, is helping young people search their dreams, start their own business, create employment and lead social change. YES Korea is a member of G20 YEA and was a host of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in Korea from 2010-2012.


Grace is the Co-Founder of, a platform to help entrepreneurs build successful new startups, and Lean Startup Machine, a global entrepreneurship workshop in 60+ countries. She has helped thousands of people turn their ideas into impactful new businesses, been a guest speaker at The U.S. White House, a guest lecturer at several Ivy League Universities, and appointed to lead Global Shapers Shanghai Hub by World Economic Forum.

>> Lean Venture Partners is a new kind of venture capital firm which invests in technology startups at the idea stage. They are a global team of experienced entrepreneurs and investors who work hands-on with the teams we fund.


Mia is a creative project manager, photographer and videographer from Chengdu. She was involved in China’s major festivals helping with photography, volunteer management and event management. She founded the volunteer management organization Panda Shock in 2017. She is also one of the organizers of Startup Grind Chengdu and Startup Weekend Chengdu. 

>> Panda Shock is an NGO aiming to connect event organisers and volunteers. It provides qualified volunteers with all kinds of skills sets for small, medium and large-scale events, such as: photographers, multilingual translators & interpreters, receptionists, designers etc. Within one year Panda Shock recruited more than 1,500 volunteers for all different kinds of events.


Can entrepreneurship be learned or is it inherited?

What is youth entrepreneurship and volunteerism? And why do people volunteer?

Is entrepreneurship a good career option?

How to empower the next generation?

How can technology empower students instead of diminishing jobs?

How to get started? Where to look for help?

What are the best practices globally?



Wednesday, Oct 24
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (CST)


Chengdu Together · Wecash Box Hostel
4th Floor, No. 39 Huaxingzheng Street, Jinjiang District Chengdu610000

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    Erik Ackner

    Startupbootcamp China

    Program Director

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    Dinis Gaspar Nunes

    Fenox VC China

    Business Development Manager

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