We will discuss how global turbulence will impact startups in China in 2022. And we will explore practical steps that startups can take to reduce risk and position themselves as winners once the dust settles.
1. What is the current situation for Chinese startups?
2. What are the prospects for investment and growth in the coming year?
3. Which industries are positioned to fare well or poorly in the current climate?
4. How can startups prepare themselves to survive and thrive in difficult times?
About the Speakers
Krystal Cheng | VP, Ideate
Krystal is the VP of Ideate. Prior to joining Ideate, Krystal spent most of her career in brand licensing and brand design, working with international brands such as Jeep®, Hermès, Nan Fung Group, and fine dining group Le Comptoir, across diverse geographies in North America and APAC. Specific participated investments include: Ninebot-Segway, SideChef, United Family Healthcare, Boxful, ShizimXL and others.
Jelte Ansgar Wingender | Co-Founder & CEO of Founders Lair
Before founding Founders Lair, Jelte was the Senior Manager at Zhongguancun Innoway, a Chinese state-owned company. Additionally, Jelte previously led as director of the activities of Startup Grind in China & Beijing. Jelte also sits on the innovation council of several Fortune 500 companies and acts as Mentor for Corporate Acceleration programs.
Erik Walenza | CEO of IoT ONE, Director of Startup Grind SH
Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE, the Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Smart Factory Task Group (SFTG), and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind. Through Startup Grind Erik supports the development of Shanghai's innovation ecosystem.
Grace Zhang | Director of Startup Grind Shenzhen
Grace started Startup Grind Shenzhen and has been running it for more than 6 years now. With 8+ years of combined experience in technology & business, project management, and marketing, Grace is a startup & tech community builder deeply passionate about innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystems. Having directed and built a network of startup resources, Grace’s mission is to help fellow community leaders, aspiring entrepreneurs, businesses, and entrepreneurial platforms to excel in their respective efforts.
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