Honestly, it’s not easy for us to organize an event like ChinaBang conference. This year, we made it 2-days (11st-12nd, April) in Beijing, and 1-day (20th, April) in Shanghai.

We managed to invite >100 high profile speakers and >30 venture capitalists for the startup battlefield. The companies which came to speak include big ones such as Google, Tencent, Facebook, 3G.cn, Xiaomi, Kingsoft, Rovio, Alipay, Meituan, MediaV, Dianping etc, and you could also meet with tens of great startups which focus on different vertical markets such as mobile gaming, healthcare, digital music, travel, mobile payment, social ecommerce etc.

And we also brought some really fresh air to the local startup community: Singularity University (TechNode is proud to be its local partner), TechCrunch (It’s great to have its COO, Ned Desmond sit on stage with me for fireside chat), Hunan University Media Lab (Shenzhen) which aims to be China’s MIT Media Lab, Cooliris, PunApp from Taiwan etc to share their thoughts and opinions on innovation.

For the Startup Battlefield, we carefully selected the final 10 fresh new startups which are working on different areas such as Hardware, App Accessories, mobile social networks, healthcare, B2B solution etc which we do believe they present the trend.

We even tried some cool ideas by having our ChinaBang Awards printed by 3D printer, working with a Rock band to compose an official ChinaBang theme song named Change (which I just love it!).

I know that we made some mistakes and there are lots we need improve, but I am happy because I do feel TechNode’s team is getting stronger and is ready for the next level.

Thanks to my team and our readers & supporters. And we have some very exciting news to announce in next a few days. Stay tuned!

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.

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