Bo Ji

Founder of China Start

Founder of China Start

Bo Ji is the Founder of China Start, an inspiring TEDx speaker, a Chinaprenuer, and a game changer in the global startup ecosystem. Bo is currently the Assistant Dean & Chief Representative for Europe at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB), a top business school with more than 10,000 chairman/CEO level alumni in China. Bo had an over-20-year successful corporate career in Global Business Development, Innovation, Strategy, Supply Chain Management,M&A, etc. He served as the senior executive at the headquarters of many fortune 500 companies such as Monsanto, Cargill, Pfizer, Wrigley and Mars. After a long corporate life, Bo became a serial entrepreneur and investor. Bo founded the “China Start” to bring global startups and scaleups to China. He created a paradigm shift for global startups to expand to China instead of Silicon Valley.

Combining his extensive business experiences and in-depth knowledge, Bo has been teaching EMBA/MBA at some of the world’s most prestigious business schools such as INSEAD, Esade, MIT,New York University, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Technology University of Munich (TUM), Tsinghua University, CKGSB, Zhejiang University, Sun Yet-Sen University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Taiwan’s National Chengchi Universityetc. Bo offers more than 10 innovation and entrepreneurship related lectures andseminars worldwide, such as “Customer focused innovation”, “Steve Jobs Mind: Disruptive Innovator’s DNA”,“Capturing the Audience: How to pitch for investment?”, “Question Storming”, “Win in China” , “Unicorn or Dragon: How to tap into Chinese Market for Growth” , “The New Trend of the Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship”, etc.

In addition, Bo offers advice to Chairmenand CEOs at large corporations. He also serves as a mentor & advisor to startups and scaleups at incubators, accelerators and co-working spaces around the worldsuch as Plug&Play, China Accelerator, Sydney School of Entrepreneurship, Techcode, etc.

Bo is a well sought inspiring speaker at renowned international conferences, forums, TV media and annual corporate meetings. He frequently appears at large scale tech/startup conferences around the world as keynote speaker, such as Mobile World Congress (Spain), London Tech Week (UK), Pioneers18’(Austria),Wolves Summit(Poland), Horasis Global Meeting(Portugal), UN EmpretecGlobal Summit (Turkey), Arctic 15(Finland), Info Share(Poland), Startup Village(Russia),Lean Startup Europe(Netherland),Campus Party(Italy), European Startup Days(Poland),OurCrowd Global Investor Summit(Israel), Technology Innovation Summit (China), Startup LaunchPad (Hong Kong), India Blockchain Week(India)etc.

Bo is well connected globally and has an extended global political and business network with30,000+ startup founders, 5000+ investors, and 15,000+ corporate CEOs.