CHINICT - China’s #1 Tech Conference
CHINICT Conference = Stars + Rising Stars + Hackathon
CHINICT – the largest conference in China on tech innovation & entrepreneurship – has been held in China for almost 10 years now and is in no way slowing down – as it plans to deploy more CHINICT Conferences throughout the world in 2014!
CHINICT showcases and rewards the entire scope of the tech entrepreneurship ecosystem from China & the West: from seed stage projects emerging on the spot during the CHINICT Hackathon – the elite competition for “developneurs” (i.e. entrepreneur-minded software developers) - to rising and established tech stars.
CHINICT’s award winners
The Best Entrepreneurs: from Eduardo Saverin to Nick Yang & Fritz Demopoulos.
“CHINICT provides a lot of credibility. It’s one of the few forums that allow industry leaders whether it’s on the entrepreneurs’ side or the investors’ side or the media’s side to come together”, underlines Fritz Demopoulos, CEO and founder of China’s largest travel portal Qunar, recently acquired by Baidu - and winner of the CHINICT-London Stock Exchange Rising Star award.
Facebook’s co-founder Eduardo Saverin with CHINICT’s founder Franck Nazikian at the CHINICT Conference
Kong.net’s (Nasdaq: KONG) co-founder Nick Yang explains: “CHINICT is a very good opportunity to meet with investors and media”. Movie star & tech entrepreneur Daniel Wu agrees: “CHINICT is a great opportunity for our company AliveNotDead.com to meet with a lot of important people”.
And Victor KOO, CEO and co-founder of Youku - winner of the CHINICT-Nasdaq Rising Star award - adds:“CHINICT provides a very good platform for entrepreneurs and investors”.
Movie star and entrepreneur Daniel Wu with CHINICT’s founder Franck Nazikian at the CHINICT Conference
Facebook’s co-founder Eduardo Saverin concludes: “I was so excited to join the CHINICT conference as a speaker. I spend more and more time in the region and the CHINICT conference has proven to be repeatedly amazing!”
CHINICT uncovers China as the new Silicon Valley.
“CHINICT takes place each year in China rather than in Silicon Valley, because China is fast catching up with Silicon Valley, not only as a hotbed giving birth to innovations of global impact but also as a magnet attracting ambitious entrepreneurs coming from all over the world. The so-called “Chinese copy/paste business model from the West”, if there ever was one, is now definitely over - as China becomes a leading global player with tech innovation 100% made in China. CHINICT is the only conference that has been showcasing, for the past 9 years, this phenomenon of “chinization” of global tech entrepreneurship and innovation”, says CHINICT’s founder Franck Nazikian.
CHINICT’s founder Franck Nazikian with 500Startups’ founder Dave McClure at the CHINICT Conference
500Startups’ founder and iconic Silicon Valley investor Dave McClure adds: “CHINICT is a fantastic opportunity to understand what’s going on in China”. And InnovationWorks’ founder Kaifu Lee concludes: “The tech leaders from around the world attend CHINICT: It’s a rare opportunity!”.
InnovationWorks’ founder Kaifu Lee with CHINICT’s founder Frank Nazikian at the CHINICT Conference
The CHINICT Hackathon or the ultimate competition for ultra early stage entrepreneurs.
“A Hackathon (a word mixing hacking and marathon) is an event gathering developers who, organized into small teams, join forces and race to develop a hack / application / product prototype within a short period of time (usually 24h or 48h). However there are almost as many hackathons’ formats as there are hackathons - and not all types of hackathons are suitable to identify the best “developneurs” – a word I invented to talk about developers entrepreneur-minded. The CHINICT Hackathon is for the best developneurs we introduce to world-class investors at the very CHINICT Conference. This is unprecedented but definitely works as we carefully select the best developneurs from over 10 000 applications we receive each year. The responses from the participating developers, investors and platform providers have been amazing over the past few years we have been organizing the CHINICT Hackathon as you can watch in this video from our website: www.chinict.org/hackathon“ says Franck Nazikian, founder of CHINICT.
Stay tuned as CHINICT 2014’s editions will soon be announced…
CHINICT Hackathon’s “developneurs”