Chinese Bike-sharing Unicorn Ofo Launches in Czech Republic

  • October 16, 2017
  • 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Opero

Event description

Everyone is very welcome to the next Startup Grind Prague! On 16th October we’ll host Jakub Ditrich, Ofo Country Lead!

CHINESE BIKE-SHARING UNICORN OFO LAUNCHES IN CZECH REPUBLIC!

The event will take place at OPERO (Salvátorská 931/8, Prague, 11000).

About Jakub:

Jakub is urban commuting life-style evangelist in the Czech Republic focusing on bike-sharing and electrically assisted bikes and scooters. In 2007 he established ekolo.cz, company specializing in electric urban transportation. From October 2017 he’s also the Czech market lead for one of the largest bike-sharing companies in the world, Chinese unicorn startup Ofo.

We will discuss:
1. Why Ofo decided to launch in the Czech Republic as one of the first European markets.
2. How Jakub got in touch with the Chinese unicorn founders at the first place.
3. What the Ofo’s strategy in the Czech Republic is and how it plans to succeed and win over the local competition.

We’ll have time for some Q&A too!

The event will be held in Czech or English according to audience.

The interview will be conducted by Jan Smejkal (@yourchinaguy) who runs Startup Grind in China & APAC and so has a lot of experience with companies like Ofo.

Agenda

  • 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM
    fireside chat

Speakers

Jakub Ditrich (Czech Republic Market Lead, OFO)

Jakub is urban commuting life-style evangelist in the Czech Republic focusing on bike-sharing and electrically assisted bikes and scooters. In 2007 he established ekolo.cz, company specializing in electric urban transportation. From October 2017 he’s also the Czech market lead for one of the largest bike-sharing companies in the world, Chinese unicorn startup Ofo.

Jan Smejkal (China & APAC Community Director. Startup Grind)

Jan Smejkal is currently based in Shenzhen (China) and as the Startup Grind China & APAC Community Director he works with some of the brightest and most passionate tech ecosystem builders in the world to expand the #1 international entrepreneur community (Startup Grind) in China, Asia Pacific and beyond.

Previously, he helped launch a venture for Rocket Internet (in 2 markets), built an online business during my last year of BA and found a passion in connecting and educating people in the startup world.

Jan documents his entrepreneurial journey and works tirelessly on turning China into a truly international startup ecosystem.

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