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Springboard to China: Success Strategies and Lessons Learned
When: February 20, 4-9PM
Where: Google Campus
Featuring venture investors, execs and entrepreneurs active in China
Savio Kwan, Alibaba
Hermann Hauser, Amadeus Capital
Raymond Yang, WestSummit Capital / Linktone
Bruno Bensaid, ShanghaiVest
Jason Ma, ThreeEQ / YeePay
Tudor Aw, KPMG
Benjamin Joffe, Plus8Star / CMUNE
MC: Rebecca Fannin,
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Predicing Top Startup Asia Trends for 2013
As a new year dawns, here's a preview of predictions for Startup Asia in 2013.
1. Silicon Valley will remain the global tech hub. China will maintain second place followed by India while Indonesia, Brazil and Russia will emerge. London will jumpstart innovation in Europe with Silicon Roundabout, along with the perennial stronghold, Israel.
2. Startups without scale and a distinct advantage will get swallowed up or die in the increasingly competitive Asian tech powers China and India.
3. Popular Chinese tech brands will become 'must-haves' and compete successfully overseas with Apple, Google and Facebook.
4. All but the best venture firms in China will be weeded out as challenges of realizing solid investment returns increase.
Read all 10 Trends at Forbes.com. Click Startup Asia 2013.
Reflections on Startup Asia in 2012
As 2012 closed, Silicon Dragon reflected on top developments that defined the increasingly sophisticated Startup Asia scene over the past year.
1. The rise of the serial entrepreneur. It's addictive, apparently, but each time with more lessons learned.
2.The arrival of the angel investor. Ambitious serial entrepreneurs have morphed into angel investors to seed lots of startups, with early signs of success.
3. Going private. With stocks trading low, some founders of listed Chinese companies raised ample finance and went private.
4. Venture club deals. Venture capitalists are ganging up to invest in deals destined to be big winners such as those backed by a big-name angel investor like Lei Jun. (photo, left)
Read all 10 Reflections at Forbes.com, Startup Asia 2012.
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CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION
Wine-tasting, live music, a display of contemporary Chinese artworks, caligraphy demonstrations, toasts and talks.
Hosted by Silicon Dragon, the Chinese Cultural Foundation and the SUNY Confucius Institute for Business.
By inivation only and Silicon Dragon Circle members.
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February 7, 2013
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