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Erik is a long term resident of Shanghai, where he pursues his passion for the Industrial Internet (Internet 4.0, IIoT) as a Partner at IoT ONE. Erik helps companies develop and implement their Industrial Internet strategies by providing insight into markets, customer requirements, competitors, and vendors.
He works with Industrial Internet solution providers that plan to enter Asia's growing markets, as well as companies that want to identify the best solutions to address their needs. IoT ONE is also cataloguing the global Industrial Internet landscape to help leaders make confident strategic decisions, including use cases, case studies, and vendors.
If you want to track the risks and opportunities that the Industrial Internet poses to your company, or are just visiting Shanghai and want to meet the entrepreneur community, please reach out. I'll do my best to make your visit a success.
Guang Qin Sun (Mia) graduated from University of Macau and Erasmus University Rotterdam with a Master degree in Finance. Mia used to work in a boutique corporate finance firm in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, serving Chinese overseas investments. Currently Mia is working in the investment banking industry in Shanghai, and is focusing on the Chinese outbound mergers & acquisitions for Chinese state-owned enterprises and private companies. In Mia's day to day work, she has been connected with various PEs, VCs, as well as successful Chinese entrepreneurs.
I'm an goal-driven, open-minded & socially active ENTJ with a passion for environmental protection, entrepreneurship & pluriculturalism. These three keywords definitely define my personal brand, and that's why I do what I do in the Chinese startup environment.
Being the first foreigner to join Mobike is definitely exciting, and it's even more exciting to spearhead the global development of its disruptive business model. I wouldn't have it any other way than sweating hard for what I believe in, evanglising our solution across the globe, striving to provide a more sustainable means of transportation to congested & polluted cities.
I graduated with a Post-Master in International Energy Management from Beijing's Tsinghua University & Paris' Ecole des Mines, as well as a Master of Eco-design & Sustainable Transports from ESTACA. I'm trying to find time to pass HSK 6, and reading EMBA brochures.
I just spent a few weeks in Japan and China on a book tour for the Japanese and Chinese versions of the Startup Owners Manual in 2013. In these series of 5 posts, I thought I’d share what I learned in China. Since these posts, the Chinese entrepreneurship community has continued to flourish and mature, with leading companies like Alibaba going for their IPO and making new Chinese millionaires, many of whom will become new angel investors.