Business and Technology SIG: Technology Investment in China

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Date of event: 21 February 2017
Event ends: 21 February 2017
Start time: 19:30
End time: 22:00
Business and Technology SIG: Technology Investment in China

Join us for our first Business & Technology SIG of 2017 on February 21 2017. The event is hosted at Cocoon Networks London, 4 Christopher St, London, EC2A 2BS with special guest speaker John Zai, CEO and Founder of Cocoon Networks, joined by Business and Technology SIG Chair Andrew Gaule.

This special Business and Technology Special Interest Group will be considering the rise of business and technology with the impact and opportunities in China.

We will be hosted by John Zai CEO and Founder of Cocoon Networks and Venture Capital. Cocoon Networks is Europe’s first Chinese capital-backed, international, startup ecosystem. Leveraging a full suite of support spanning: venture capital investment, business accelerators, spaces, and IP management.

John Zai, along with the Cocoon Networks team and ventures will be giving their perspectives on technology and business opportunities in China. Topics will include Virtual Reality, medtech, green tech, TMT, biotech, fintech and other sectors.

They will also be joined by, Tim Smith, Executive from Rouse who specialises in advising businesses from developed markets, from MNCs to SMEs on their IP strategy and new ventures in China and will share his perspectives from many years of technology partnering and intellectual property working in China. Andrew Gaule the Chair of the Business & Technology SIG will also be giving his perspectives on over 10 years of travelling and working with corporates in China.

NOTE: For current students we are planning to offer a free coach from the Whiteknights Campus to the venue, departing promptly at 16:00, this coach is also available to any faculty or staff booking on to the event. Please notify by Feb 10th at the latest if you would like to make use of this service.

Registration and Drinks will be from 18.30. Talks and discussion starts 19:00, with further drinks and networking from 20:15, closing at 21:00.

Alumni - £25.00
Guest - £30.00
Current Student - £15.00

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