Rebecca Fannin in conversation with Eric Savitz, Forbes San Francisco Bureau Chief
Friday, December 9, 6:00 p.m.
Asia's innovation hot spots are fast emerging as first-choice destinations for bright, young entrepreneurs. From Taiwan to Singapore, technology center hubs are forming to rival the original Silicon Valley. Startup Asia gives you a close-up view into the key growth trends shaping entrepreneurship in China and India, plus the new frontier market of Vietnam.
Showing how entrepreneurs and investors can start up in Asia and go global, the book provides a first-hand, on-the-ground tour of the new technology centers that are gaining momentum all over Asia. Interviews with the most successful venture capitalists and entrepreneurs reveal their winning strategies and show how a new generation of entrepreneurs in China and India are no longer looking to the West for their cues—but are instead crafting their own local business models and success strategies.
Rebecca A. Fannin is also the author of Silicon Dragon and a contributor to Forbes. Since 1992, she has been reporting on innovation, technology and emerging economies. A former international editor at Red Herring, the Pulitzer-owned International Business, AdAge and the Asian Venture Capital Journal, Ms. Fannin also has written for Inc., Worth, Fast Company, Chief Executive, The Deal, The Huffington Post, and Harvard Business Review. Her speaking engagements include the Asia Society, World Affairs Council, Overseas Press Club, the Foreign Correspondents Club, World Affairs Forum, and Harvard Club. Rebecca has authored thought leadership papers for KPMG on tech innovation and global outsourcing, and in 2010, she testified as an expert witness on China’s Internet before a U.S.-China Commission in Washington, D.C.
Rebecca's group, Silicon Asia, www.siliconasiainvest.com, publishes e-newsletters and research for venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and investors, and develops Silicon Dragon forums in tech hotspots in China, India, Singapore, New York and Silicon Valley.
Happy New Year 2019!