Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization Singapore Presents Calvin, Qifang.cn
August 14, 2010 by SGE
The Chinese Entrepreneurs Organization Singapore (CEOs) proudly brings you the 3rd episode of Experience China & Explore Opportunities Series – the Lean Startup with Calvin Chin, Co-founder and CEO of Qifang.cn. Ever wonder how to build nimble, responsive and efficient online businesses? Join this upcoming CEOs’ 2010 Sharing Session.
What is the Lean Startup?
The Lean Startup approach by Eric Ries has become so popular in Silicon Valley that it has spread across the globe. The Lean Startup is the disciplined approach to imagining, designing and building new web & mobile software applications. The goal of the Lean Startup is to provide entrepreneurship with a rigorous process, increasing the chance of success and reducing the wasted effort of creating products and services that nobody wants. The Lean Startup means less code, less delusion, less cash burn and more learning, more reality checks and a greater likelihood of success.
About Calvin Chin
Co-founder and CEO of Qifang, China’s leading online student loan service and the first Chinese company recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer He has previously worked in entrepreneurial and leadership roles in education, banking and technology startups in New York, Silicon Valley and Shanghai. He serves as an advisor, lecturer and mentor to students, entrepreneurs and startups on strategy, fundraising and social responsibility, social innovation and social entrepreneurship. He is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, a Social Innovation Park Fellow and was named 2009 Chinese Business Leader of the Year by Horasis and Baker & McKenzie. He has an MBA from TRIUM (NYU, LSE, HEC Paris) and a B.A. from Yale University.
Qifang is a web service for Chinese students to find a way to pay for their education by connecting them with individuals, companies and organizations that can support their educational dreams. Working like an eBay auction, sponsors bid and compete to help, and lenders can offer internships and job opportunities as well as provide funding to pay bills. Qifang manages the transaction and repayment and is a communication tool for borrowers, lenders and peers. Students also learn about financial literacy. Qifang was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer for its innovative model and positive social impact, featured at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting, and honored by the Global Social Innovation Forum and China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs.
When: Sunday August 22nd 2010
Where: RMI-SRL1-Seminar Room @ Level 1, 21 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, I3 Building, NUS
Refreshments will be provided. Please register by 20 Aug 2010.
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