East Asia Tour

April 5-16, 2016

Hangzhou, China
Shenzhen, China
Hong Kong, China
Taipei, Taiwan
Tokyo, Japan
Singapore (Unofficial Stop)

 AGENDA:

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April 5 – 7: HANGZHOU, CHINA / Visit Alibaba, Hangzhou Future Sci-Tech City, West Lake

April 7 – 8: HONG KONG, CHINA / Victoria Peaks, dinner & drinks w/ top-tier VCs

April 8 – 11: SHENZHEN, CHINA /  Big Salad Startup Roadshow, IoT companies

April 11 – 14: TAIPEI, TAIWAN / Leopard Mobile, Taiwan Startup Stadium (TSS) Event, GOGORO HQ, Hardware Startups global challenge & mixer

April 14 – 16: TOKYO, JAPAN / Tokyo Tower, EGG Japan, DMM.Make, local fish markets

April 17 – ??: SINGAPORE (Unofficial Stop) / Get lost in the city with Dave McClure


WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE WE GOING?

  • Hangzhou, China –Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, is an emerging tech hub in China. It is home to known tech giant Alibaba, the world’s fastest growing e-commerce market. There has been a big push to support startups and tech innovation with the Hangzhou government and new high tech investments. The local government has planned to build Zhejiang Hangzhou SciTech City (Haichuang Park), a new venture platform to cultivate industries, such as electronic information, biological medicine, new energy and materials, culture creativity etc. 
  • Shenzhen, China – The tech “capital” of China and known as the hardware capital of the world, Shenzhen has the largest concentration of China’s factories. It is home to 15 million people and the top electronic companies such as Hauwei, ZTE, Lenovo, Oppo, and TCL reside here with the world’s biggest electronic market in the heart of Shenzhen. For hackers and entrepreneurs, this is a technological nirvana.
  • Hong Kong, China – Hong Kong is described as a place where “East meets West,” reflecting the culture’s mix of the territory’s Chinese roots with influences from its time as a British colony. Since Hong Kong is the fourth largest capital market in the world,  Thirty-six of the world’s 100 tallest residential buildings are in Hong Kong. More people in Hong Kong live or work above the 14th floor than anywhere else on Earth, making it the world’s most vertical city.
  • Taipei, Taiwan –Taipei, the modern metropolis of Taiwan, follows as Asia’s 2nd richest city per capita. It’s an economically pioneering city, an East Asian transportation hub, and now leads the world in some sectors of electronics manufacturing and information technology.
  • Tokyo, Japan – The world’s most populous metropolitan area with a population of 37.8 million people, Tokyo has a growing startup scene. Plus, companies like Sony, Panasonic and others already dominate the game console, mobile phone, household electronic and wearable tech markets. The character of the city is juxtaposed by new futuristic towers and old temples and shrines. 
  • Singapore (Unofficial Stop) – As a city-state, Singapore is both the country and its capital. The island contains sixty-three islands and Singapore Island is the main island of Singapore (Pulau Ujong). Singapore has established its ambition to become the smartest city in the world and the government has engaged over the past half-century to transform the former British colony into one of the most innovative, sustainable and tech-savvy cities on the planet.

GOAP Asia (Fall 2011):

COST:

Anticipated costs for registration & travel: GOAP tours typically range from $9,000 – $10,000 per geek, which covers flights, hotels, ground transportation, registration fee, events & activities, visas, drivers, guides, tips, taxes, some meals and really bad jokes from our resident curmudgeon, Dave McClure, over the mic.

East Asia Tour 2016 Participants

Dave McClure

Founding Partner
500 Startups
Geekuent Flyer

Kamran Elahian

Global Innovation Advisor
500 Startups
Geekuent Flyer

Peng T. Ong

Managing Director
Monk Hill Ventures
GOAP Participant/Tokyo

Julie McDermott

Angel Investor/LP
McDermott LLC
East Asia Geek

Khailee Ng

Managing Partner
500 Startups
Geekuent Flyer

Rui Ma

Partner
500 Startups
Geekuent Flyer

Casey Lau

Co-Founder
StartupsHK
GOAP Participant/HK

Ran Makavy

VP of Growth
Lyft
East Asia Geek

Vitaly M. Golomb

Investor/Startup Evangelist
HP Ventures
Geekuent Flyer

Harry van der Veen

CEO
NUITEQ
East Asia Geek

Takayuki Yoshinaga

Public officials
Kobe City Hall
GOAP Participant/Tokyo

Anna Degtereva

Founder & CEO
Happy Farm
Geekuent Flyer

Ian McNish

Angel Investor
StartX
East Asia Geek

Igor Ryabenkiy

Managing Partner
Altair
East Asia Geek

Dmitry Alimov

Founder, Managing Partner
Frontier Ventures
East Asia Geek

Tetsuya Yamashita

CEO
Yamashita Project, Inc.
GOAP Participant/Toyko

Muhammad Arrabi

CEO
EcommerceSea
Geekuent Flyer

Edith Yeung

Partner
500 Startups
Geekuent Flyer

Dusan Stojanovic

Founder and Director
True Global Ventures
East Asia Geek

Alan Debonneville

CEO
Arcanys
East Asia Geek

Leonard Speiser

Founder
Clover
East Asia Geek

Rina Onur

Co-Founder
Peak Games & Flat4Day
East Asia Geek

Max Hodak

Founder / CEO
Transcriptic
East Asia Geek

Olivier Amar

CEO & Co-Founder
MyPermissions
East Asia Geek

Maya Rogers

CEO
Blue Planet Software, Inc.
GOAP Participant/Tokyo

Chok Ooi

CEO
AgilityIO
Geekuent Flyer

George Staikos

Founder & CEO
Topology
East Asia Geek

Mato Peric

Executive Chairman
MPGI Holdings
East Asia Geek

Arnaud Bonzom

Special Projects
500 Startups
East Asia Geek

Shawn Convery

CEO
Convery Business Invest.
East Asia Geek

Crystal Peterson

Director
Neustar
East Asia Geek

Craig Kuang

Angel invesor
East Asia Geek

Ryota Matsuzaki

Founder & Chief Momotaro
Kibidango, Inc.
East Asia Geek

Doug Speight

Founder, CEO
Cathedral Leasing
East Asia Geek

Beibei Que

Vice President
LegalZoom
East Asia Geek

Alok Deshpande

Co-founder
Loopt
East Asia Geek

James Riney

Partner
500 Startups
East Asia Geek

Vitaly Polekhin

Managing Partner
Venture Angels
Geekuent Flyer

Dorrian Porter

CEO
Vestaboard, Inc.
GOAP Participant/Shenzhen

Erbil Karaman

Product Lead
Facebook
East Asia Geek

Russell Ladson

Co-Founder/CEO
Drop Software Inc
East Asia Geek

Kalina King

Founder
LIGHTSTAGE
GOAP Participant/Tokyo

Sky Dufaux

Founder & CEO
Wooji
East Asia Geek

Parker Barnett

Biz Dev Manager
.CO
East Asia Geek

Yohei Sawayama

Venture Partner
500 Startups
East Asia Geek

Tushar Ahluwalia

CEO
StalkByLove.com
East Asia Geek

Regional Host

Country Host

Community Partners

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