Results of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 China Announced, DoBe Board Chairman Jia Bo and DoBe Park’s Enterprise Golden Education’s Board Chairman Li Feng Awarded


On Nov. 9, the results of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 China were announced in Hangzhou. More than 500 guests attended the grand awards dinner, including Zhu Congjiu, vice governor of Zhejiang Province, Wu Gangping, chairman of EY China and chief partner of EY Greater China, other government officials, business elites, media representatives and past winners of EY Entrepreneur of the Year. 12 entrepreneurs from the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong/Macao were selected from numerous candidates. DoBe Group’s board chairman Jia Bo won EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 China—Cultural and Creative Sector. It’s noteworthy that an enterprise in a DoBe park, Golden Education’s board chairman Li Feng won EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 China—Service Sector.


As one of the most prestigious international business awards in the world, EY Entrepreneur of the Year has been held in China for a 13th year this year. This year’s theme was “embracing the new era and developing together”, aiming to find outstanding entrepreneurs who grasp opportunities of the times, embrace innovation, develop for the future, and create social value while steadily developing business in economic transformation, hoping their example can lead more Chinese entrepreneurs to create a better future together.


The winners of this year are from the manufacturing sector, science and technology sector, cultural and creative sector, financial service sector and service sector, etc.


This year, the cultural and creative sector was included for the first time. DoBe Group’s board chairman Jia Bo won the honor and attracted attention from all sectors. In his acceptance speech, Mr. Jia Bo said: “this honor belongs to the entire DoBe team. It is an honor won by all DoBe staff after 15 years of joint efforts.” Along the way, we have turned a blind eye to all the honors, flowers and applause. We always think about the crisis and challenge, always think about how to make the company live longer, and longer, like treading on thin ice, like standing on the edge of an abyss. To meet environmental challenges with innovation and create customer value with innovation is the eternal theme of business management.


As a leading service provider in China dedicated to the development of cultural, creative, sci-tech and innovative enterprises, DoBe Group has been running cultural and creative parks since 2006. It’s a service provider dedicated to the development of cultural, creative, sci-tech and innovative enterprises. After more than a decade of development, DoBe has successfully signed up 70 cultural and creative parks in Shanghai, the Yangtze River Delta Region, Beijing, Chengdu, the United States, Italy and so on. The parks have successfully attracted a number of excellent cultural and creative enterprises, serving more than 10,000 cultural and creative enterprises and realizing high-level industrial concentration.


It’s worth mentioning that Golden Education, one of the winners of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 China, is located in DoBe Sports LOFT Creative Park @ Hongkou. In recent years, DoBe has made great efforts to create a “smart circle” from the perspective of the industry’s long-term development, not only providing good services for asset-light, small-size, high-intelligence companies in the cultural and creative sector, but also building a platform for these enterprises’ cross-industry cooperation and connectivity with overseas enterprises. On the other hand, DoBe always pays attention to the all-round needs of small and medium-sized creative enterprises. Upgrades for informatization are carried out; Internet of Things (IoT), big data and other technologies are introduced to record the track of work and life of a large number of employees. Through an integrated system, IoT tools from different systems are put on one data processing platform, helping SMEs identify problems and providing the services they need. It can even give play to its advantages in scale and strive for more high-quality convenient services, to help SMEs in DoBe parks to improve efficiency and reduce costs. In the future, DoBe will be not only a creative park, but also an all-around service provider and super incubator for light companies.


Winners of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 China (in no particular order)

Science and technology sector

Guo Hongxin, board chairman of Sunpower Group

Li Hui, board chairman of Shanghai Fengyuzhu Exhibition Co., Ltd.

Xu Li, cofounder and CEO of SenseTime

Cultural and creative sector

Jia Bo, founder and board chairman of Shanghai DOBE Cultural & Creative Industry Development (Group) Co., Ltd.

Financial service sector

Jiang Ming, board chairman and president of Datong Insurance Sales Service Co., Ltd.

Service sector

Li Feng, founder and board chairman of Shanghai Golden Education and Training (Group) Co., Ltd.

Liu Yanyun, founder and board chairman of Kinghey Group and Xiyun International Group

Yu Yang, board chairman and CEO of Beijing Life of Fun Technology Co., Ltd.

Ling Junjie, cofounder and chief development officer of Ztore HK Limited

Manufacturing sector

Chen Jiancheng, board chairman of Wolong Holding Group Co., Ltd.

Li Hongxin, board chairman and general manager of Shandong Sun Paper Group

Stanley Szeto, executive chairman of Lever Style Group


EY Entrepreneur of the Year is held by one of the big four accounting firms Ernst & Young. First held in 1986 in the United States, it now has spread to 140 cities in 50 countries. Over the years, hundreds of the world's most successful and innovative entrepreneurs have received this award. This globally recognized award aims to commend outstanding entrepreneurs who inspire others with their vision, leadership, and achievements. It’s recognized by the business community as one of the world's most influential international business awards, comparable to the film industry's Oscars.


Previous winners are all stars, including Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computer, Howard Schultz, board chairman of Starbucks, Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, Richard Samuel Elman, CEO of Noble Group. In 2006, it was held in China for the first time. Winners of EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 China will attend EY World Entrepreneur of The Year 2019 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, to contend for the honor of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2009, the winner of EY World Entrepreneur of the Year was Cao Dewang, board chairman of Fuyao Glass Group. He became the first Chinese entrepreneur to win this honor since the establishment of this award. The winners are selected by an independent panel of judges formed by business and academic leaders, some of whom are also winners of the previous EY Entrepreneur of the Year.

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