TechCrunch, the leading online publication for news on all things related to technology and startups, first launched its twice-annual conference in China in 2013, in Shanghai and Beijing. This year, they’re expanding their reach to Shenzhen and the world of hardware startups, in partnership with Makeblock. This city, where Makeblock was founded and grew into what we are today, is after all known as the Silicon Valley of Hardware.
The TechCrunch Shenzhen 2017 event takes place on June 17-20th at the Shekou I-Factory which has previously played host to the inaugural Shenzhen Design Week. It’s a fitting choice of venue as scores of speakers from the local and national tech community — founders, CEOs, investors, and technologists – will showcase the innovative power of Shenzhen, and its new role as the world’s premier design and technology hub.
Makeblock founder and CEO, Jasen Wang, will take part in a panel discussion with Chen Ru, CEO of The Makers, a technology-focused media production company, and present his vision of the future of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics) education through the adoption of Makeblock’s easy-to-use robotics platforms. Also present on-site will be the Makeblock team with a booth showcasing our best and most innovative products, and to answer questions and introduce new and future users to our mission.
Other notable speakers at the event in Shenzhen include Hong Ge, Airbnb Global VP, Benjamin Joffe, founder of HAX hardware accelerator, and Wei Zhang, Meitu CTO, and many more.
We hope to see you at TechCrunch Shenzhen 2017!