On our first Tech In Asia Meetup in Taipei for year 2014, we will be inviting Rui Ma to lead a fireside chat with co-founders of Bounty Hunter and POP App where the two entrepreneurs talk about their experiences moving from Taipei to Silicon Valley to join 500 Startups. All startups, entrepreneurs and investors are invited to join us for this event!
Content of the fireside chat (Conducted in Chinese):
How the co-founders founded their startups
How did the co-founders ended up joining 500 Startups
How did the businesses grew during their time at 500 Startups
How the co-founders grew personally as entrepreneurs at 500 Startups, and the challenges they face by running a cross-border internet startup.
If you are interested, join us on April 17, 6.30p.m @ Frog Cafe (蛙咖啡, 松江店)
6.30pm – 7.00pm: Registration
7:00 – 7.45pm: [Fireside Chat] 5000 Miles to 500 Startups: An Evening with Rui Ma
7:45 – 8.00pm: Q&A
8.00 – 9.00pm: Networking & refreshments
Taipei Song Jiang Road, Lane 65, Unit 5, Level 1.
About The Panelist: Rui Ma
Rui Ma is a Venture Partner at 500 Startups, a leading accelerator and seed investment fund in technology companies, where she is in charge of all investment activity in the Greater China region. Prior to 500, she worked for nearly a decade in private equity and mergers & acquisitions roles at the Raine Group, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch in both Silicon Valley and China. She is based in Beijing and has been living and working in China since 2007. Rui holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. She is also currently studying for a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne and an Executive MBA from Tsinghua University and INSEAD.
About The Panelist: Hana Chang
Hana had been an active freelancer before founding BountyHunter and had many years of experience with different stints guiding product development. She is passionate about singing and song writing, and she entered many music competitions while growing up. Her experiences led her to the realization of BountyHunter, knowing that it should be much easier and more fulfilling for young creatives wanting to use competitions to propel their worth. She wanted to create a useful single location for other like minded competition hunters. BountyHunter joined 500 Startups in winter 2013 and are now expanding globally.
About The Panelist: Ben Lim
Ben Lin is a co-founder and CEO of POP App. He dropped high school at 17. He taught himself mechanical engineering and served as a chief mechanical engineer for 4 years before he started his startup. He found the manufacturing industry wasn't growing and has not much potential so he changed his career to software startup.
He founded DreamersLab in 2009 to test out some ideas. After failing several times among photo, music, news and LBS services, he decided to make a service to test out ideas faster. Therefore He co-founded WOOMOO INC. with Leo and Shao. Their first product POP is the simplest prototyping solution that turns your sketches into prototypes on your smartphone.
POP was a part of the batch 6 of 500 startups and was invested by YouTube co-founder Steve Chen. They recently reached one million app idea sketches on the platform and Ben has been working on making POP to be the best prototyping service until today.
When & Where
Tech in Asia, Japan
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