Mr Calvin Chin 

Co-founder and CEO, Qifang

Calvin Chin is Co-founder and CEO of Shanghai-based Qifang, a web service for Chinese students to find a way to pay for their education. Using a person-to-person lending and donation model, Chinese students use Qifang to connect to individuals, companies and organizations that support their educational dreams. Qifang is also a community for learning financial literacy and finding career development opportunities like internships, mentoring and jobs.

In 2008, the World Economic Forum recognized Qfang as a Technology Pioneer; the first company from China to win this honor, joining notable visionary companies like Google, Wikipedia and Mozilla. Calvin is a serial entrepreneur who has over fourteen years of experience in start-ups in New York, Silicon Valley and China. Calvin also advises and gives talks to entrepreneurs and students on startup strategy, mangement and marketing. Calvi has an MBA from TRIUM (NYU,LSE,HEC Paris) and a B.A. from Yale University.