Silicon Dragon: How China is Winning the Tech Race

Guest of the

Rebecca Fannin

Rebecca Fannin, author of SILICON DRAGONS: HOW CHINA IS WINNING THE TECH RACE (click to order from Powell's Books) is a financial journalist for the Asian Venture Capital Journal (Hong Kong) and previously was international editor for Red Herring, a leading new technology business magazine in Silicon Valley. Her work appears in Fast Company, Inc, Worth, AsiaWeek, the Huffington Post, and Wired-Asia

China now has over 500 million cell phones and over 200 million Internet users. In the past ten years, companies started by Chinese entrepreneurs who studied and started their careers in the U.S. have rapidly emerged as clones on steroids of companies like Google, eBay, and Amazon. More recently, a new class of entrepreneur and venture investor has emerged: purely Chinese trained. Fannin's book reflects interviews and research over several years with the entrepreneurs and venture capital investors for high-tech new business ventures all over China, including now-familiar names like Baidu, Alibaba, Bokee, Chinacars.com, and DangDang, as well as newer startups. For a recent interview with Rebecca Fannin, see Forbes. This will be an exciting event.

Thursday, April. 24, 2008, 6:00 - 8:00PM
House of Louie Restaurant
331 NW Davis, Chinatown
Lunch & Talk: $20 members; $30 general; $15 for students with ID. Please add $5 handling charge to above for registration after 5pm April 23rd.
Register On-line (click here), or
Call 503-973-5451
Pay On-line via Credit Card or Paypal (click here)
SmartPark on NW Davis, between NW Naito Parkway
and NW 1st Ave.