Entrepreneurship has exploded in the East and Win in China follows competitors in the largest, most lucrative business plan competition in the world, which is broadcast on Chinese television. But the competition goes largely unnoticed in the rest of the world outside of China. More than 120,000 entrepreneurs compete for prize money in excess of $5 million with the winner receiving nearly $1.5 million to invest in his or her new business plan. However, Win in China is more than a lucrative business plan competition – it is an opportunity for the government to educate, motivate and inspire the entrepreneurial talent in the most populous nation on earth.
The film's executive producer — Indiana entrepreneur, angel investor and professional venture capitalist Bob Compton — will screen the film and speak about it immediately following the National Funding Plenary Panel at Innovation Summit.
In addition to Bob Compton, the National Funding Plenary Panel will feature venture capitalists from both coasts:
- Mathias Schilling, Senior Partner at BV Capital – San Francisco
- Michael Arpey, Managing Director, Customized Fund Investment Group, Credit Suisse – New York
- Michael Brown, General partner of Battery Ventures – Boston
The panel is sponsored by Alerding Castor Hewitt LLP, and will be moderated by David Castor, partner at the firm.