Talk at the Library: How to Make It as an Entrepreneur in Asia

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Asia Society Switzerland

Mühlebachstrasse 20

8008 Zürich

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In Conversation With Serial Entrepreneur and Investor Fritz Demopoulos [MEMBERS ONLY]

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Entrepreneurship has become an indelible part of Asia. Access to information and technology advancement have made it possible for many Asians to take advantage of economic opportunities. From copying ideas, concepts and technologies from other parts of the world; being ready to take risks, put in high commitment and focus on execution; to use the government as a resource, entrepreneurship may differ in many respects to our approaches.

Which emerging markets in Asia are attractive to entrepreneurs? To what extent does Chinese and Asian entrepreneurship differ from European and American entrepreneurship? How is it possible for foreign entrepreneurs to make an impact in China and other Asian countries?

Learn from Fritz Demopoulos, one of few foreign entrepreneurs having successfully invested in Asia. Fritz Demopoulos has been involved in entrepreneurial and philanthropic activities within Asia over the past two decades. As part of his digital ventures, he invested in and co-founded a digital sports portal Shawei and later Qunar, China's largest travel portal.

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11:50 – Doors open

12:00 – Conversation with Fritz Demopoulos

13:30 – End of Event

This event is for Asia Society Members only.

Space is limited and seats are awarded on a first come first serve basis.

A brown bag lunch will be served.

Attendance is free. In order to avoid no-shows, a CHF 50 no-show fee will be charged if you do not cancel your registration until 24 hours before the event the latest.

Fritz Demopoulos has been involved in the Chinese technology landscape for almost 20 years as an entrepreneur and investor. He cofounded Chinese digital sports portal Shawei, which was acquired by Hutchison Whampoa. He also cofounded Chinese travel marketplace Qunar, which listed on the NASDAQ. Fritz previously held senior executive positions at NetEease and The News Corporation. He was educated at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Karls-Ruprecht University in Heidelberg and Cal State Fullerton. Fritz is a global trustee of the Asia Society, a trustee of the SETI Institute, a member of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and a member of the board of advisors of UCLA’s Department of Earth, Planetary & Space Sciences. He currently coordinates his entrepreneurial and venture investment activities through Hong Kong-based Queen’s Road Capital.

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