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An event dealing with 11.11 hosted on the 12.12? Hell YEAH!
Highlighted last month by the global shopping festival, China's E-Commerce market is by far the world's largest by transaction value. At the same time, online infrastructure has substantially improved in recent years and sales potential appears limitless. However, the market remains challenging due to its unique local characteristics as cultural differences and online preferences play a significant role.
To answer our questions, one of the best E-commerce specialists and entrepreneurs in Asia, Aurelien Rigart, will share his expertise on how much digitalization has transformed the Chinese online landscape and what challenges need to be addressed when considering entering this market. Aurelien is co-founder of IT Consultis, which aims to empower global brands through digital transformation on fast-moving Asian markets. He is also a precious asset to EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) bringing passion and advice to young entrepreneurs.
Vice President / Partner
Aurélien is an enthusiastic serial entrepreneur, coach for startups and other Entrepreneurs, board of Director of EO (Entrepreneur Organization) and French Tech Shanghai. As Vice President and co-founder of IT Consultis, a team of 80+ people in 3 countries, Aurelien is responsible for the development and expansion of the company, leading the strategy, sales, and marketing departments.
Aurelien is an enthusiastic serial entrepreneur, coach for startups and other Entrepreneurs, board of Director of EO (Entrepreneur Organization) and French Tech Shanghai. He has founded and currently manages several successful ventures and is always very keen to meet new people and excited to learn from similarly entrepreneurial-minded people.
As Vice President and co-founder of IT Consultis, Aurelien is responsible for the development and expansion of the company, leading the strategy, sales, and marketing departments. IT Consultis' team aims to empower the most ambitious brands on their digital transformation in China and across other Asian markets. IT Consultis already served more than 500 clients across multiple industries, including Fortune 500 companies.
Prior to starting up IT Consultis, Aurelien studied engineering and obtained a degree from the Illinois Institute of technology. He is also specialized in Marketing Strategy, Web Design and Project Management.
Aurelien has been featured in and spoken on BackStage Podcast, La French Tech, Asialyst, etc. In 2018 he is nominated as a finalist at the Future Leaders of the Year Awards by The American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai under the category Entrepreneurship.
Jacqueline is Director of University of International Business and Economics in Beijing as well as an active member of StartupGrind Beijing. Originally from Germany, she has been brought up in multiple countries and currently studies her Bachelor in International Management in Beijing, China.
Jacqueline is passionate about meeting people from different cultures and speaks five languages including Chinese. She is driven by entrepreneurship and her goal is to connect and inspire students to the entrepreneurial business world. Next to studying and volunteering at StartupGrind, she works in an Israeli startup in location intelligence and teaches languages. Sports have always played an important role in her life and she regards being a team player as one of the most important aspects of any community.
Jorge is a Startup Grind University Director at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, where he studies a master’s in International Trade. He is also involved as a core member of the event management team in Startup Grind Beijing. Jorge’s international experience is based on 6 years as a student in Unites States, 4 in China and the rest in his home country, Mexico.
He is a team-oriented person. Through his experience as captain of the Mexican water polo team he developed essential skills like leadership and teamwork that he now applies in other fields.
Jorge is passionate about entrepreneurship, by being actively involved in the community he seeks to help create a more inclusive startup ecosystem in Beijing.