Techventure was a confluence of captains of industry, venture capitalists and high growth entrepreneurs. One VC who came by mentioned that they finally felt the entrepreneurial “Qi” in Singapore, which was heartening. I was asked why Asia is on a roll? Domestic Consumer Demand in Asia is a key differentiating factor. Another reason is that […]
Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Key Points Asia will redraw the map of economic progress over the next twenty-five years. Growth is necessary to solve economic and social problems, but harder to achieve as the age of plenty gives way to the age of scarcities. China is obviously a […]
Saturday, August 20, 2011 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM By now, you’re probably well aware of the dire situation we’re currently facing… The triple threat of unemployment, frail american banks and uncertain government policy (QE3?) has rattled investors. Will the U.S. fall into a depression — and wipes YOU out? Should you be […]
It felt great to be back at Stanford. It was where I met my wife and started my first company.
From “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” to “Government as an Entrepreneur”: The Role of Public Venture Capital
Between Josh Lerner’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed — and What to Do About It and Al and Jamie Link’s Government as Entrepreneur lies a world of pros and cons of government interventions to support innovation, entrepreneurship and strategic research partnerships from public funds. Is ‘Government as Venture Capitalist’ an oxymoron or a counter-cyclical imperative?
Dan Hanson, Founder of Technology Innovation Group, Dallas, Texas USA
Irina Anghel, Secretary General of the South Eastern European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Bucharest, Romania
Dr. Sofia Avdeitchikova, Assistant Professor, Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden.
Tan Yinglan, Head (Projects) of Singapore’s National Research Foundation under the Prime Minister’s Office, Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University
David Smith, SVP Enterprise Ireland, Silicon Valley Office with presentation Innovation Ireland – achieve global success
It was a good discussion moderated by Irina Anghel, Secretary General of the South Eastern European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, Bucharest, Romania.
One of my fans who purchased a copy of Chinnovation
Had fun serving as a panellist on the Future China Global Forum
Other panellists included:
China’s technology surge: Looking at the priority sectors, watching out for the next breakthroughs
HUANG Qiang, Vice-President, Trina Solar Limited; Director of SKL of PV Science and Technology, China
TAN Yinglan, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Max von ZEDTWITZ, Professor of Strategy & Innovation, Tongji University (China) & the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
XUE Lan, Dean, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, China
See session summary here
1) How Chinese university system attempts to stifle free flow of information and creativity?
2) What is innovation in China, what are some of the trends of Chinese enterprises innovating?
Highlights include lilting talks by our Deputy Prime Minister who was bullish about the RMB
Our ex Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew named Deng Xiaoping as the leader he admired most.