SOURCE: Panjiva


November 18, 2011 09:38 ET

Panjiva Co-Founder and CTO James Psota to Speak on Fostering a Spirit of Entrepreneurship

MIT Conference to Explore U.S., China Innovation and Collaboration

NEW YORK, NY and CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - Nov 18, 2011) - Panjiva, the leading source of objective information on global trade and overseas suppliers, today announced that co-founder and CTO James Psota will be part of a panel discussion on entrepreneurship at the MIT-China Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (MIT-CHIEF). The event, which is taking place Nov. 19-20, 2011 at MIT in Cambridge, Mass. is an annual conference and high-profile platform for intellectual exchange to foster deeper and broader collaboration between China and the United States in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.

WHAT: The panel, "The Spirit of Entrepreneurship," will cover:

  • China's startup environment
  • Doing business in China: government-startup relations
  • The growing spirit of entrepreneurship in China
  • The impact of entrepreneurs on society

WHY: The number of entrepreneurs in China is growing at a rapid pace, with entrepreneurs now surpassing laborers by 10 percent. This new spirit of entrepreneurship, combined with business opportunities and driving forces of competition, will play a major part in determining the future of China and driving the country to success.

WHO: Psota will be joined on the panel by top experts on entrepreneurship and the forces that influence its growth, including:

  • William Aulet, managing director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center
  • Fei Qin, assistant professor, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Weijie Yun, founder, Telegent Systems and president, Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association
  • Shau Zhang, partner, Ersnt & Young LLP
  • Roger Xie, founder, president and CEO, Conform Pharmaceuticals Inc.

On an annual basis, MIT-CHIEF attracts leading authorities from academia, enterprises, businesses, and government institutions from both China and the U.S.

WHERE: Room 34-101 of the MIT Strata Center (Building 32), located at 32 Vassar St., Cambridge, Mass.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 19 at 3:40 p.m. ET

HOW: Registration for the MIT-CHIEF is limited and only a small number of tickets remain. To register visit Media interested in arranging an interview with Psota on the spirit of entrepreneurship or China-U.S. innovation should contact Katelyn Henry at 617-426-2222 or

About Panjiva
Panjiva is an online resource for sourcing executives to gain valuable knowledge about suppliers around the world. By providing the most comprehensive data in an easy to use format, Panjiva informs the decisions that facilitate doing business globally. Supply chain and global production executives responsible for finding the right factories, negotiating costs and avoiding costly supply chain disruptions have been "flying blind." Panjiva is the first and only online information source designed to provide complete transparency into overseas suppliers. Leveraging a variety of public and proprietary data sources, Panjiva is bringing new levels of visibility to the management of global supply chains. Panjiva was founded by CEO Josh Green and CTO James Psota. Panjiva received an equity investment from Battery Ventures and a contingent of angel investors. For additional information, visit:

Contact Information

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