Kai-fu Lee is one of the most prominent and influential figures in the Chinese internet sector. He is an information technology executive and a computer science researcher who is most well recognized as the founding president of Google China in 2005.
During his career at Google, Lee launched Google.cn, Google’s China localized site, which helped establish the company in the Chinese market and stimulated its growth in the country through savvy hiring of talented engineers and scientists.
In 2009, Lee announced that he would be starting an early-stage incubation fund called Innovation Works, an investment company focusing on making early-stage high-tech investments, coaching young entrepreneurs, and providing complete services to help start-ups. The company is committed to helping develop the Chinese entrepreneurial ecosystem and internet sector.
A major focus of this commitment is an emphasis on the opportunities available in the growth of the mobile internet. This led Innovation Works to partner with the Global Mobile Internet Conference in support of the G-Startup competition and appAttack events. Winners of these events will have the opportunity to be selected by Innovation Works to join their 3 month training and incubation program, which includes RMB150,000 cash.
Additionally, Innovation Works executives Kai-Fu Lee, Chairman & CEO, and Tao-Ning, COO, will participate in the conference. Lee will be joining the G20 Summit, a private closed-door meeting of top industry leaders, whereas Tao-Ning will speak to the GMIC audience on the Innovation Works vision.
Innovation Works is often seen as the embodiment of China’s young and bright technological ability, their insights and support at GMIC could indicate what future developments occur in the mobile internet industry.
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An entrepreneur at heart with a passion for stimulating change for good. Proficient in Korean, and Mandarin, and currently working on Japanese, Nnamdi is positioning himself as a key liaison in the emergence of the worldwide market in East Asia.