Erik Ackner

Program Director / Startupbootcamp

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With more than 4 years of study and work experience in China, Erik is a creative event and community leader from Germany with a MA double-degree in Chinese-European Business and Economy. Driven by his entrepreneurial spirit; he already helped bringing global events such as the FĂȘte de la Musique, Startup Weekend, Startup Grind, Fuckup Nights and the Global Citizen Festival to Chengdu (China). After starting an event planning company and a healthy lifestyle community himself as well as directing Startup Grind and Fuckup Nights in Chengdu, Erik is now the program director at Startupbootcamp in Chengdu. At SBC, Erik is responsible to accelerate 13 international and local digital health startups as they develop solutions which increase access to quality of care, bridge the gap in the health care delivery system and reduce local medical costs.