Disrupt Beijing

  • Disrupt Beijing Take-Aways: How China Moves Beyond the Clones

    Disrupt Beijing Take-Aways: How China Moves Beyond the Clones

    The biggest barrier to starting a company isn't ideas, funding or experience. It's excuses. And you can understand why: Starting a company is scary. It's little wonder that even the best entrepreneurs go through a period of doubt and excuses not to take the plunge. So when I hear complaints from entrepreneurs in other areas of the US or in other countries about how they can't start companies… Read More

  • Disrupt Beijing: Niklas Zennstrom, Kevin Systrom, Hosain Rahman and More Are China-Bound

    Disrupt Beijing: Niklas Zennstrom, Kevin Systrom, Hosain Rahman and More Are China-Bound

    We're not done announcing our all-star lineup for Disrupt Beijing. In addition to top Chinese Internet names like Tencent co-founder and CEO Pony Ma, proven successes like YouTube's Steve Chen and top up-and-coming Western names like Rovio's Peter Vesterbacka and Evernote's Phil Libin, we've got even more startup experts lined up. I'm thrilled to announce that Skype co-founder Niklas ZennstromRead More

  • Pony Ma and Lei Jun Anchor Disrupt Beijing Line-Up

    Pony Ma and Lei Jun Anchor Disrupt Beijing Line-Up

    Even before I worked at TechCrunch, Disrupt was one of the few industry conferences I looked forward to every year. There were two big reasons why: The enthusiasm and excitement of the startups who launch there, and the unparalleled lineup of the most exciting people in tech engaging in frank, honest conversations. When we expanded the franchise to New York, it was natural to bring the most… Read More