Wednesday, March 22 – Sunday, March 26

Beijing Innovation and Entrepreneurship OPEN DAY (Chinese)

These five days of activities are designed to take you through the world of entrepreneurship in China. The event will invite 40+ of Beijing’s well-known investors, 10+ Microsoft specialists, 200+ visitors and 15+ media representatives. Some of the big names involved in the event are Microsoft, Baidu, facial recognition tech company Face++, and Sequoia Capital, one of the country’s top investors. The guests of honor will be China Partner at Sequoia Capital Zhou Kui, Partner and General Manager at Nokia Deng Yuanyun, and Microsoft’s Ma Ning. Among the main topics will be VR/AR, big data, medical technology, and mobile games. More information here.

  • When: TBA
  • Where: Microsoft Building, No. 5 Danling St., Haidian District, Beijing
  • Ticket: Free

 

Thursday, March 23

The sharing economy food and conversation with the founder of Mobike and the founder of Aotu Car Rental (Chinese)

Mobike has been making waves as one of the leaders in the bike-sharing craze, while Aotu wants to do to our cars what Airbnb did to our houses. The sharing economy is breaking new ground in China and investors have been pouring in millions of dollars into making it work. But there are still many issues about the sharing economy worth exploring. What are the business models behind the shared economy? Are there any new opportunities for entrepreneurs? How do entrepreneurs in the sharing economy strike a balance between social values and business values, and how do they deal with government regulations? The event is organized by Panda Capital. Register here.

  • When: 6 – 8 PM
  • Where: TBA
  • Ticket: Free, with limited seats

 

Thursday, March 23

Advanced Energy Systems (English and Chinese)

We live in an exciting time for renewable energy. During the last two years, China has been breaking records in developing alternative energy sources. The Yale Center Beijing has invited Dr. John Gilleland, Chief Technical Officer of TerraPower, a company founded by Microsoft’s Bill Gates, to talk about the potential and practicality of wind, solar and nuclear energy solutions. The event will be held one day after the 2017 China Solar and Storage Technology, Integration, Innovation, and Application Conference, so the insights provided by Dr. Gilleland are bound to be interesting. More information here.

  • When: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
  • Where: The Yale Center Beijing, IFC Building Tower B, No. 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Ticket: RMB 15/60/100

 

Saturday, March 25th

Chinaccelerator 8×8 Speaking Event (English)

This fun event is organized just two times a year, and it features 8 speakers who are given only 8 minutes to talk about everything they learned from building a startup in China. Speakers will include Co-founder at WalktheChat Thomas Graziani, Head of United Design Centre at Tsinghua x-Lab Dr. Jiayu Wu, Presentation Consultant Martin Barnes, Founding Partner at Zanadu Dirk Eschenbacher, Partner at Loeb & Loeb LLP Benjamin Qiu, Mobile & Web Consultant Adam Morley, and more. The event is organized by startup accelerator Chinaccelerator which focuses on helping Internet startups in China expand abroad, and foreign startups get into the Chinese market. More information here.

  • When: 6:00 – 9:30 PM
  • Where: Tech Temple, Kelin Plaza B, 107 Dongsi North Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing
  • Ticket: Free

 

Saturday, March 25th

Geek Nation: China Technology Open Day – Beijing Station: Online shopping and the transformation of commerce (Chinese)

When talking about online shopping, most of us think of the frenzy around 11/11, China’s biggest annual shopping event. But online commerce is much more than that: it is a dynamic field that is constantly upgrading and finding better solutions in procurement, storage, transport, marketing, and informatization. The guests of the event are senior IT manager at Ucloud Xie Zhonghua, Tencent data platform engineer Xue Wei, and Alibaba’s Tmall supply chain technology architect Lin Shan. All of the speakers have a wealth of knowledge in building the most impressive online shopping industry in the world. More information here.

  • When: 9:00 AM – 5 PM
  • Where: URwork, Hailong Building, No. 1 Zhongguancun Av., Haidian, Beijing
  • Ticket: RMB 0/129

 

BONUS Event

Tuesday, Mar 21

Women’s History Month Panel: Women Leaders in the Tech Industry (Chinese)

A recent study found that the Fortune 500 companies which have the highest representation of female members on their boards of directors had significantly better financial performance than companies with the lowest representation of female directors. How do successful women in the technology industry view the role of women in tech, and what advice do they have for the current generation of women who are seeking successful careers? To find out, join China’s most influential women in the tech sector: Nancy Ding from Microsoft, Elina Qu from China Fortune Land Development, Lucy Lu from Nidec (Beijing) Drive Technologies, and Michelle Zou, Founder and CEO at Pacific Technologies Consulting Group. More information here.

  • When: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Where: Beijing American Center, No. 55 Anjialou Rd., Chaoyang District, Beijing
  • Ticket: Free

 

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