Innovation Works was founded one year ago as a business building and investment platform targeting early-stage Internet companies. Its opening received a lot of attention because of its high-profile founder: Kai-Fu Lee, the force behind Microsoft Research China and Google China. It also triggered much debate about whether this type of Silicon Valley style early-stage investing is suitable for China.
After a quiet year in which Innovation Works has largely stayed out of the headlines, Lee will give FCCC an inside view of what his team has been working on, including an Android-based Operating System tailored for Chinese users, an “iTunes for non-iPhones”, an analytic and advertising platform for mobile developers, a social gaming platform that will reach 30 countries, and an innovative e-commerce website. Lee will also outline a new program offering first-time entrepreneurs a chance to receive funding and disclose that more industry giants are investing in Innovation Works.
This event will be hosted in Innovation Works’ new facilities, which will be used for the first time.
DATE: September 6 (Monday)
Disanji Tower Block B 18/
66 North 4th Ring Road West
Haidian District, Beijing
ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 rmb on the door to non-members
REGISTRATION: email firstname.lastname@example.org so we know numbers and for security clearance
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Kai-Fu Lee is Chairman and CEO of Innovation Works. A computer scientist by training who received a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in 1988, Lee was a leading figure in the establishment of Microsoft Research China and Google China.
We’d like to thank Andy Mok, president of Red Pagoda Resources and associate member of FCC China, for helping organize this event!