As the bilateral exchanges in technology, culture and innovation between China and Germany increasingly become active today, Startup Grind Shenzhen is delighted to co-organize with Startup AsiaBerlin and Tencent WeStart, to bring startups from Shenzhen and Berlin in the creative, artificial intelligence, machine learning, system security, education, corporate management, SaaS and more industries and let them showcase the two top startup hubs’tech trends, business models and investment strategies, and beyond all, to forge potential partnerships for the future.
Focusing on the market entry of cross-border businesses, artificial intelligence and industry 4.0, the event will discuss common challenges faced by startups entering Shenzhen and Berlin markets, as well as how to succeed as a foreign company. At the same time, we will invite entrepreneurs from Berlin to share the technology trends and the possibility of cooperation with Shenzhen. The event also invited officials of the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises to explain investment opportunities and preferential policies in Berlin.
Berlin in China
Vice Director of Strategic Investment
Sabine Yang-Schmidt, Chief Representative for Berlin in China, looks back to over 8 yrs of working and advising in Sino-German economic affairs with previous leading positions in the German Chamber of Commerce, in international technology transfer and international business consulting.
Born and raised in scenic Bavaria, Christopher graduated from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University New York. He has always been an advocate of data-driven decision-making processes and is an avid speaker on AI, digitalization, and localization. Christopher himself is fluent in German, English, Bavarian and currently improving his Spanish and Portuguese skills. Powered by a thorough understanding of, and an appreciation for data science in combination with a passion for languages, he founded the AI-first translation platform lengoo in 2014. Being the founder and CEO of lengoo, he is on a mission to usher the global localization industry into the age of digitalization and to direct the future of translation by combining cutting-edge Neural Machine Translation technology with expert linguists.
As CEO of Berlin Partner, Dr. Stefan Franzke promotes the growing business and technology location Berlin. He supports local companies and convinces investors from all over the world of the German capital’s potential.
After graduating in mechanical engineering from the University of Hanover, Dr. Stefan Franzke became managing director at the Institut für Integrierte Produktion in Hanover. As the head of the Innovation Center Lower Saxony beginning in 2003, he intensified his know-how in the field of strategy consulting for innovations and key technologies and advised international investors in their relocation process. Additionally, as the managing director of Innovatives Niedersachsen, he was responsible for the national and international marketing of the federal state starting in 2006.
Since July 1, 2014 Dr. Stefan Franzke is the CEO at Berlin Partner for Business and Technology.
Chen bo is currently the Deputy Director of Strategic Investment of UBTECH. He focuses on the development of investment projects in intelligent robots, industry 4.0 information engineering, special robots, and other frontier science and technology fields. He has accumulated rich investment experience, and all the projects he invested have achieved a good return on investment, which include UBTech robot, Bominwell Robotics, Geneinno underwater robot, Zeus robot, R-Guardian Technology, and Ankki database security. Particularly, he led the investment in the angel round of UBTECH, which has grown to the most leading service and entertainment robot enterprise in China with a valuation of $4 billion in C round.
Bo holds a Masters Degree in Finance from the Univesity of Exeter in the U.K. and is proficient in English and German.
Startup Grind Shenzhen
Grace is an active participant in the Shenzhen-HK startup community. She contributes to the community by connecting like-minded people, promoting entrepreneurial values and doing her best to make things happen. She received her B.A. in Film Production from The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, and M.S. in Media Management from Indiana Universitly Bloomington. Later she worked in Chicago as a bilingual tech reporter and now she is a marketing specialist at Shenzhen Energy. In her spare time, she organizes IT, Internet and startup related events, deeply passionate about content production and has joined a podcast team called China Business Cast. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or add her on wechat: 27246054
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