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  • 1. OPEN FORCE TOURWhirlwind Visit in 7 Nights • Shanghai •Tianjin • Beijing Tour Purpose Introduce Midwest Technologists to China Provide support to Open Source proponents in China Expose Midwest investors to entrepreneurs in China Show entrepreneurs how free leads to profits
  • 2. OPEN FORCE TOURWhirlwind Visit in 7 Nights • Shanghai •Tianjin • Beijing Power of Open Source Y Combinator has launched 172 companies Companies worth US$7.8 billion Includes Heroku, OMGPOP, Loopt, Dropbox, Airbnb Open Source allows for rapid return on investment Using Open Source in China can yield exponentially greater returns than in US
  • 3. OPEN FORCE TOURWhirlwind Visit in 7 Nights • Shanghai •Tianjin • Beijing Open Source is Sharing Selected OFT participants will speak about Open Source technologies Entrepreneurs will share successful Open Source business models Potential technology investors can provide coaching on raising US venture capital Breakout sessions in smaller groups for meaningful sharing of knowledge
  • 4. OPEN FORCE TOURWhirlwind Visit in 7 Nights • Shanghai •Tianjin • Beijing OFT Participants are Seeking Understanding of how Chinese technologists are using Open Source Assess how participants can foster greater adoption of Open Source technologies Find promising Chinese technology companies for investment Locate promising Chinese partners for collaboration on future projects
  • 5. OPEN FORCE TOURWhirlwind Visit in 7 Nights • Shanghai •Tianjin • Beijing Making Friends through Open Source