Friday, April 10, Lunch: “Shanghai’s Tech Start-Up Edge” — Gary Wang, Max Weng, Leon Zhang, Sam Lawn, Hui Yu

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Date(s) - Friday, April 10 2015
12:00 am - 2:00 pm

Ramada Plaza Shanghai



Shanghai’s Tech Start-Up Edge

Gary Wang, Max Weng, Leon Zhang, Sam Lawn, Hui Yu

The Shanghai FCC will hold a special lunch in the Shanghai Caohejing Hi-Tech Park and hear from distinguished denizens about Shanghai’s competitive advantages in launching tech businesses, especially in the Innovation Center there, and tech industry trends.

Friday, April 10, 2015

12:00-2:00 p.m.

Doors open 12:00 pm, event starts 12:30pm

Venue details: Ramada Plaza Shanghai

(10 minutes on foot from the Caohejing Hi-Tech Park Station on Line 9),

509 Caobao Road, Xuhui District.

Tel: 5464-9999

Admission: SFCC members:100rmb; Non-members: 150 rmb.

RSVP required at or


About the Speakers:

Howard Wang, Caohejing Innovation Center. Howard will provide an overview of the center. The Caohejing Innovation Center operates under Chaohejing Development Corp., a state-owned business that manages office parks with a focus on the tech sector.

Gary Wang, senior investment director, Shanda Capital. Before joining Shanda, Gary was investor manager at Greenwoods Asset Management. He holds a MBA from CEIBS.


Leon Zhang, CEO of Xieche, a O2O platform for car care that allows owners to bypass expensive 4S stores.  Xieche on March 31 received 10 million RMB of investment from Shenzhen-listed Daoming Optics & Chemicals.  Leon is a former auto magazine editor, and graduated from Tsinghua University with a major in automobile manufacturing.


Max Weng, CEO of LeParking ( is a serial entrepreneur. LeParking is a mobile app that helps drivers find parking space in big cities.  Max holds a master’s degree from NYU in interactive electronic communication and worked for ABC News in the U.S. for a few years before he decided to start his business in China.


Sam Lawn — Sam is the CFO at New York Stock Exchange-listed Taomee, a children’s content website. He was previously an executive at RenRen, Oppenheimer, Lucky Dragon Group and Accenture, among other companies. He holds a degree from Santa Clara University.


Hui Yu — Hui Yu, the CEO of Tangxinli, is a graduate of Waseda who worked at KPMG Tokyo for five years. She runs an online menta


The Caohejing Innovation Center holds an “Open Day” on the second Friday of every month, and attendees at the FCC lunch are invited to stay for a separate presentation by Gary Wang that will be delivered in Mandarin starting at 2pm.  The FCC event will be in English.


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