Chinese tech innovation is getting increasingly harder to ignore. Many people have heard about Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Xiaomi, and the hardware manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, but there are still a lot of up-and-coming tech companies that need exposure.
This year’s theme is the Internet of Things and our speakers will delve into topics like robotics, 3D printing, mobile gaming, design, and how China’s startups can go global.
Silicon Valley and Israel are both driving forces for innovation in the global tech market, and we are happy to have the U.S. and Israeli Consul Generals on stage to share their views on how Chinese startups can make their mark.
Top Chinese venture capitalists, including Sequoia China, IDG, Gobi, Lightspeed, GGV, Morningside, DCM, and GSR, will join us on stage to share market insights. Executives from BMW, Audi and Citroen will sit together to discuss the development of smart cars.
Along with keynotes and panels by tech leaders, our Startup Alley will host more than 150 companies.
Not enough time? No problem. Each afternoon, ten hand-selected startups will hold a pitch-off and let audience members get a closer look at their products and gadgets. Furthermore, three parallel sessions by Gobi Partners, Google and Taobao will focus on entrepreneurship, Chinese companies expanding globally, and crowd-funding.
For early stage startups, we’ve introduced a Dating-with-VC session for both afternoons, with more than sixty VCs waiting to talk to promising companies.
See you next Monday!