We had a wonderful TechCrunch China/ TechNode conference on August 11 – 12, 2014 in Beijing that gathered over 70 speakers, more than 100 startups in the exhibition and over 4500 visitors. Below are the best of the conference, on-stage talks, finalists of the startup competition and cool startups in the exhibition.

Tech Trends

App Annie CEO: China Surpassed UK to Be the Third in iOS Revenue in June 2014

 Top VCs on Tech Trends in China

— Trends Group VP Jeff Chang on Fashion Tech and Chinese Entrepreneurial Environment

— 500 Startups’ Dave McClure: Should Startups Go Global or Remain Local?

— Flurry VP Sean Galligan on The Age of Living Mobile

Challenges and Prospects of Cryptocurrencies in China

— Chinese Cloud Services Taking on New Role as Incubators

— Fireside Panel on Enterprise Software In China: Where Is The Demand?

— China’s English-language Training Market Expected to Reach US$21 bn by 2016

— Startup Nation, The Book That Brought Israeli Fuzz in China Tech Industry

— Korea Startup Ecosystem Growing stronger, While Japanese Startups Struggle to Find Investors

— ZhenFund Bob Xiaoping Xu: Partner Up of Fail Down

— Google Greater China President Scott Beaumont Talks About The Digital Future

— Lending Club, Dianrong Cofounder Soul Htite: P2P Industry To Be Regulated in Future 3-4 Years

The Smart Hardware Movement

— Smart Hardware: What It’s Missing, and the Future of Smart Devices

— Hardware Accelerator HAXLR8R Partner Benjamin Joffe: What Projects We Don’t Accept

— IOT, Qualcomm’s Next Opportunity in China?

— Misfit’s Sonny Vu: Wearables not Compelling Enough, Needs to Be More Design & Lifestyle Oriented

— Acton Founder Janelle Wang: Zip Along with RocketSkates, World’s First Smart Wearable for Mobility

The Rising Chinese Tech Stars

— Pete Lau: How Chinese Smartphone Company OnePlus Went Global in just 8 Months

Founder and CEO of Toutiao, a Chinese News App that Raised US$100M Earlier This Year, Talks About Copyright Protection Measures

— The Most Popular Chinese Input Software Sogou Sees The Next Opportunity in Hardware

— LightInTheBox President Kevin Wen on Building a Cross-border Online Retail Business

— Sungy Mobile Zhang Xiangdong: Chinese Apps Put More Effort into Business Model than User Experience in Overseas Markets

Increasingly more tech startups and VCs are expanding to China or interested in this market.

— Secret Unveils China Team, Saying Anonymous Socializing Is Perfect For China

— Leap Motion CEO Announces Big Plans for China Market

— Web Security Startup CloudFlare to Expand Chinese Market, But In a Careful Way

— BellaBeat, a Product Evolving Around Customer Emotions, is looking at China market.

— Huib Kleinhout Unveils Opera Coast And Discusses Future Of The Web

— Coin’s Kanishk Parashar: Store All Your Cards on the Coin

— OurCrowd Founder Jonathan Medved On Equity Crowdfunding

 Pat Gallagher, General Partner of CrunchFund, Talked about Seed Fund and MarketFit

— Firechat : Always Connected

Cool Startups

Here are the 15 finalists of the Startup Competition and below are some startups in the exhibition we think are cool.

— DIITU, a Smarter Way to Share Life Moments with Your Friends

— Tripalocal Wants To Connect Travellers With Local Hosts for Authentic Experiences

— Nimble Gives You Control of Your Computer from Your Fingertips

— Pocknect Turns Your Events Contacts Into Meaningful Connections

— Fineck, A Smart Necklace for A Healthier Neck and Spine

— Snapdeal Uses Visual Search, Helps You Find A Good Deal

— Home Design Software Aifuwo Links Home Owners, Designers And Retailers Together

— Smartinspection, an App That Makes Paper Disappear at Construction Site

— Venture-Backed Travel Startup Bequ Takes SNS Seriously

— Shenzhen-Based Coding Lets You Develop Anytime, Anywhere

See you next year!

Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com

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