The Dinner

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The Dinner

The Dinner is an exclusive networking concept that brings together world-class entrepreneurs, investors and ecosystem builders from all around the world to learn more about Chinese and international business environments. Events are designed to maximize networking experience and broaden your horizons.

The Dinner(s) usually take place in Shenzhen and a few selected cities globally.

Some of the past participants:

Peter Diamandis
(Founder, XPrize; Singularity University)

Carl Pei (Co-Founder, OnePlus)

Paulo Veras (Founder, 99)

Ben Goertzel (Chief Scientist, Hanson Robotics)

Eric Yeung (Partner, BCG GAMMA)

Sean Wang (VP, Sequoia Capital China)

Martin Li (ex-Uber China early employee; Co-Founder of Hype; angel investor)

Noah Kagan (Founder & CEO,;

Casper Klynge (Tech Ambassador of Denmark)

Martin Mignot (Partner, Index Ventures)

Tyler Aveni (Head of International Partnerships; WeBank)

Charles Jiang (Head of Capital Markets, Vanke US)

Jason Ding (Partner, Bain & Company)

Michael Zhu (Founder & Managing Partner, Accathon Capital)

Jon Eivind Stø (CEO & Co-Founder, nHack)

Yang Song (Investment Manager, Shenzhen Capital Group)

Carman Chan (Founding Partner, Click Ventures)

Kevin Leung (Head of Acceleration Programs, HTC Vive)

Raissa Mendes (Regional Manager, DJI LATAM)

Adam Song (Head of R&D, Lime)

Jamey Silveira (Strategy & Business Development, Tencent Games)

Tina Zhu (General Manager, ARM Accelerator)

Duncan Turner (General Partner, SOSV)

Jack Yeung (Venture Partner, OurCrowd)

Duncan Davidson (Founding Partner, Bullpen Capital)

Kim Zhang (VP, J.P. Morgan Hong Kong)

Chris Fisher (Partner, Click Ventures)

Harry Obereder (GM & CTO of emporia telecom)

Sharon Huang (Partner, Harsun Capital)


Quotes from the participants

I like everything from the size of The Dinner, self introductions, WeChat group to stay in touch, and the hand picked group of professionals at each of these dinners. I even met someone with a job that I never knew it existed!
— Carman Chan, Founding Partner @ Click Ventures
The Dinner is where like-minded people from around the world can build meaningful connections that last well beyond just one evening!
— Martin Li, Director @ ZF Holdings
Jan was fantastic welcoming me in Shenzhen and his The Dinners are the best way to quickly meet with the who’s who of the local ecosystem.
— Martin Mignot, Partner @ Index Ventures
It was such a pleasure to join The Dinner. Very nice to meet great people, make friends, and communicate freely about our life, work, and the dreams! I’m looking forward to The NEXT Dinner!
— Yang Song, Investment Manager @ Shenzhen Capital Group