swissnex China is your channel to learn more about China’s innovation landscape. Until end of this year we will feed you with background information, interviews and news about what is going in China’s innovation, entrepreneurship and creativity scene. Watch our teaser, an interview with Bob Zheng, co-founder of People Squared, entrepreneur himself and one of the key person in Shanghai’s innovation and entrepreneur scene. Bob studied computer sciences in Vancouver and stayed several years in Canada before he came back to China, which enables him today to understand very well the Chinese and Western culture. People Squared is an open working space, offering different services and these days, base of 18 small teams. The different teams benefit from synergies and support each other with ideas and brainstorming sessions facilitated by Bob and his team. The full interview with Bob Zheng and more insights on Shanghai’s startup scene follow soon here!
One point every startup needs to deal with is the question of the business model. Together with HEC Lausanne we invited Dr. Yves Pigneur, Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Lausanne, visiting professor at Georgia State University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is editor-in-chief of the academic journal Systèmes d’Information & Management. In 2012-2013, he is visiting professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School.
Dr. Pigneur will talk about the Business Model Canvas, a practical visual language to describe, challenge, and design business models. The concepts will be illustrated by examples of business model innovation, such as Nespresso, SunEdison and Cirque du Soleil. Register here for this event