Mr. Jason Chiu
FOUNDER AND CEO OF CHERRYPICKS
CHAIRMAN OF HONG KONG STARTUP COUNCIL
- Jason is the founder and CEO of Cherrypicks, a regional leader in mobile technology and eCommerce specializing in smart city, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, eWallet and location intelligence. Jason is an industry icon in Hong Kong well known for his successful entrepreneurial experience in mobile innovation. With disruptive Online-to-Offline (O2O) solutions as well as patent-pending products and technology inventions, Cherrypicks has represented Hong Kong and China on many world stages to win over 100 local and international awards. The early entrepreneurial journey of the company was also featured as a Harvard Business School case study (#N9-807-106). Jason founded Cherrypicks in 2000 and exited in 2014 and 2016 through strategic acquisitions with NetDragon Websoft Holdings Limited (HKSE: 777). Since joining the NetDragon global family, Jason is leading Cherrypicks to grow Smart City Location Intelligence, eWallet Loyalty platform and Lifelong eLearning businesses.
- Jason is an industry leader and a frequent speaker at TEDx, EmTech, Google and numerous University, startup and entrepreneurship workshops.
- A thought leader and well sought-after serial entrepreneur, angel investor and mentor in the startup community, Jason has invested in over 20 startups in Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, China, and France. Apart from running the Hong Kong Startup Council, Jason also serves as a mentor or venture partner at Helix Accelerator (Blockchain Hashgraph), Zeroth AI Accelerator, The Mills Fabrica, and more.
- Jason is the Honorary President of Group 30 "Innovation and Creative Industries Council" and Chairman of the Hong Kong Startup Council of FHKI, the Director of the Hong Kong Crowdfunding Professional Association, the Vice Chairman of Innovation and Technology Fund – General Support Programme Vetting Committee of the Innovation and Technology Commission, a Council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a Council member of the University of Hong Kong, a Board member of the Junior Achievement Hong Kong, a Co-convenor of the HKTDC Belt and Road & Greater Bay Area Committee Smart City & Digital Connectivity Taskforce, an Advisor of the President’s Advisory Council on Asia of University of Waterloo, a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors, a Partner of Mind Fund, a member of the General Committee of FHKI, the Design and Technology Committee of the Hong Kong Young Industrialists Council, the Faculty of Science Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Baptist University, as well as the Computer Science Departmental Advisory Committee and the Information Systems Departmental Advisory Committee of City University of Hong Kong.