Startup Asia: A Conversation with Author Rebecca A. Fannin

Asia’s innovation hot spots are fast emerging as first-choice destinations for bright, young entrepreneurs as the Silicon Dragon entrepreneurial revolution moves beyond China into new frontier markets. Throughout Asia, technology hubs are forming to rival the original Silicon Valley.

Startup Asia author Rebecca A. Fannin gives a close-up view into the key growth trends shaping venture capital and entrepreneurship in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Singapore, Taipei, and Ho Chi Minh City. She shows how a new generation is no longer looking to the West for cues but instead crafting its own local business models for succeeding in tackling the risks of doing business in Asia’s developing markets. Rebecca’s website is

Joining Rebecca for a fireside chat will be Fraser Mendel, a partner at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, Edwin Green, a partner at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and Keith Armstrong of Startup Weekend who will be talking with Rebecca about challenges and opportunities in the emerging company space in Asia.

  • Monday, April 16, 2012 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Registration, Book Signing, and Networking
  • Cocktail Reception
 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Book Talk and Fireside Chat
  • Davis Wright Tremaine 
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, Seattle

Early Bird Registration is $20 before Monday, April 9th, and $25 after. Registration includes a copy of Rebecca’s book Startup Asia.
Register at:

With support from the Washington State China Relations Council, Startup Weekend and the Asia Business Forum.

Cocktails included | Reservations Required | Tickets are Non-refundable


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