The sun has set on our first ever TechCrunch Disrupt conference outside U.S. soil. The Beijing event ended this past Tuesday, as OrderWithMe won the Disrupt Cup. With the 12 to 15 hour time difference between the U.S. and China, watching it live wasn’t the easiest option. We produced more than 60 videos. But here’s a look at some of the highlights you might have missed:
Disrupt Cup Winner OrderWithMe’s Demo
OrderWithMe won the Disrupt Cup, emerging to victory from a field of 15 companies. Learn more about their business model, offering wholesale group buying to small businesses and watch a backstage interview with the winners.
Lei Jun, Co-Founder of Xiaomi, On How He Plans To Take On Apple In The Mobile Phone Industry
Lei Jun is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in China. Read more about Xiaomi Tech’s ambitious goals.
Kai-Fu Lee on his start-up incubator InnovationWorks
InnovationWorks is a Chinese incubator that helps early stage Chinese internet companies. Read more on what they looking for when making investment decisions.
Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh: An Entrepreneur is Someone Who Doesn’t Understand The Word No
Ben Huh, CEO of icanhascheezburger.com, gave a powerful and inspirational talk on internet culture and entrepreneurship. He also explained his mission to make everyone in the world happy for five minutes a day. Read more.
Phil Libin, Evernote CEO on How Freemium Products Can Work
Evernote CEO, Phil Libin, spoke about building a successful freemium product that people will love and will eventually give you money without you having to ask.
TechCrunch Staffer Greg Barto Spins Around In A Barrel
The TechCrunch team and local partners had some time to explore adventures in Beijing. Here’s a ride Greg won’t ever forget.
Orderwithme features daily inventory deals handpicked by their American team in China.Learn more Company:TencentWebsite:tencent.comLaunch Date:November 4, 1998IPO: HK700
Per the company’s claims as of March 2008, Tencent is China’s largest and most utilized internet services portal. The company powers popular products like instant messaging and gaming service QQ and e-commerce and online trading platform PaiPai, amongst others.Learn more Person:Lei JunWebsite:Companies:UCWeb, Kingsoft, Joyo.com
Lei Jun is an angel investor in the Chinese economy, who has been likened to Ron Conway of Silicon Valley. Lei founded Joyo.com in 2000, which was later acquired by Amazon in 2004. He has also held positions at Kingsoft, leading the company to its IPO on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He currently is the board chairman of UCWeb, the leading Chinese mobile browser.Learn more Person:Kai-Fu LeeWebsite:kaifulee.comCompanies:Microsoft, Cosmo Software, Apple, SGI
Dr. Kai-Fu Lee is the Founder of Innovation Works. He served as Vice President, Engineering of Google Inc., and President of its Chinese Operations since July 2005. He is widely known for his pioneering work in the areas of speech recognition and artificial intelligence. Dr. Lee joined Google from Microsoft, where he most recently held the position of Corporate Vice President, after founding Microsoft Research China in 1998. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Lee was a Vice President and...Learn more Company:EvernoteWebsite:evernote.comLaunch Date:November 4, 2011Funding:$95.5M
Evernote allows users to capture, organize, and find information across multiple platforms. Users can take notes, clip webpages, snap photos using their mobile phones, create to-dos, and record audio. All data is synchronized with the Evernote web service and made available to clients on Windows, Mac, Web, and mobile devices. Additionally, the Evernote web service performs image recognition on all incoming notes, making printed or handwritten text found within images searchable.Learn more Person:Pony MaWebsite:Companies:Tencent
Pony Ma is one of the Core Founders, Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Tencent. Pony oversees the strategic development, overall direction and business management of the Group. Before he founded Tencent in 1998, Pony was in charge of research and development for Internet paging system development at China Motion Telecom Development Limited, a telecommunications services and products provider in China. Pony received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Shenzhen University...Learn more :Website:Learn more :Website:Learn more Person:Ben HuhWebsite:Companies:Cheezburger
Ben Huh has always been a start up guy. His latest company, the Cheezburger Network, has been credited with bringing Internet memes to the mainstream and popularizing Internet culture. Ben founded the Cheezburger Network in 2007 and grew it into one of the largest humor networks in the world in less than two years — while making a profit during one of the deepest recessions. Ben credits the success of his company to the users and fans who create the...Learn more Person:Greg BartoWebsite:Companies:TechCrunch
Greg Barto currently works at TechCrunch as an executive assistant to Michael Arrington.Learn more