Powered by TAL and Tencent, EdStars is a dedicated platform to provide training, professional services and networking opportunities to support top entrepreneurs in China. EdStars is committed to discovering the dreamers and doers that will bring about the greatest influence on the education industry.

Our Mission
Empower the future of education
What We Do
  • Train Educators

    EdStars CEO Camps

  • Promote Cooperation

    EdStars CEO Association

  • Influence Tomorrow's Education

    Global Education Summit

Training Educators: EdStars CEO Camps

With years of experience and expertise in the education industry and online sector, TAL and Tencent have developed the most concrete and pragmatic education + Internet course for entrepreneurs in China. EdStars runs the CEO Entrepreneurship, Quality-Oriented Education, and Education Informatization CEO Camps and regularly invites experts from China’s education, internet, investment and technology sectors to share their knowledge and experiences with the CEOs.

  • 4 Years

  • 7 Cohorts of CEOs

  • 2900 Applications Received

  • 100+ Distinguished Speakers

  • 100+ Sharing Session

Past Speakers Include


  • CHEN Li

    Vice President
    Beijing Normal University

    CHEN Li

    Beijing Normal University, a key university under the administration of the Ministry of Education, is a renowned institution of higher education known for teacher education, education science and basic learning in both the arts and the sciences.

  • Kevin Ma

    Chairman and CEO

    Kevin Ma

    ATA is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies and testing-related services in China with over 3,000 authorized test centers in 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities and special administrative regions across China, as well as European and American countries.

  • Michael Yu

    Founder and Chairman
    New Oriental Education and Technology Group

    Michael Yu

    New Oriental is the most recognized brand in Chinese private education. As the largest provider of private educational services in China, New Oriental offers education for a lifetime, teaching skills that give students a crucial competitive advantage in the workplace and help improve their quality of life.

  • Tom Zhang

    Chairman and CEO
    TAL Education Group

    Tom Zhang

    Tomorrow Advancing Life (NYSE: XRS) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China, which holds close the core development goals of being technology-driven, talent-centered, and quality-focused. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children.


  • CHANG Bin

    Vice President of Strategic Investment

    CHANG Bin

    JD.com is China’s largest online retailer and its biggest overall retailer, as well as the country’s biggest Internet company by revenue. JD.com sets the standard for online shopping through its commitment to quality, authenticity, and its vast product offering covering everything from fresh food and apparel to electronics and cosmetics. Its unrivalled nationwide fulfillment network provides standard same- and next-day delivery covering a population of more than 1 billion - a level of service and speed that is unmatched globally.

  • LI Feng


    LI Feng

    By leveraging the cutting-edge technologies and resources, FREES FUND aims at investing in great startups and helping them grow into great enterprises that are valuable to our society. FREES FUND mainly invest in early-stage startups, and hope to become their first-round institutional investor. Its primary areas of interest are broad-sense TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom), B2B and deep technology.

  • LIU Wei

    CEO, Baidu Ventures
    Vice President, Baidu, Inc.

    LIU Wei

    As an independent investment fund, the BV team focuses on AI and data enabled companies, as well as broadly transformative and disruptive ideas. We invest in Seed stage, Series A, and Series B companies, primarily in China & the United States.

  • David Wei

    Chairman and Founding Partner
    Vision Knight Capital

    David Wei

    Vision Knight Capital (China) Fund, jointly founded by Mr. David Wei and Dr. Daming Zhu in 2011, is a private equity fund focusing on investments in internet, new channel, consumer brand empowered by internet, and B2B platform/services/products empowered by internet sectors in China. 


  • Simon Fang

    Founder and CEO
    Snowball Finance

    Simon Fang

    Snowball (in Chinese: 雪球; XueQiu), a social network and information portal for investors in China, has secured a US$40 million series C round of funding led by Renren (NYSE:RENN) with participation from Sequoia China and Morningside. Xueqiu is now one of the most popular financial social networks among Chinese investors in China.

  • LUO Zhenyu

    Founder and CEO
    Luogic Knowledge Group

    LUO Zhenyu

    Luogic Knowledge Group consists of a WeChat public account, a popular knowledge-sharing video talk show called “Logical Thinking,” and the mobile learning app, iGet.

  • Dowson Tang

    Senior Executive Vice President

    Dowson Tang

    Founded in November, 1998, Tencent is a leading provider of Internet value added services in China. Since its establishment, Tencent has maintained steady growth under its user-oriented operating strategies. On June 16, 2004, Tencent Holdings Limited (SEHK 700) went public on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Allen Wang

    Founder and CEO

    Allen Wang

    Allen Wang founded maternal & baby oriented service platform Babytree in 2007. With Pregnancy app, Wetime app and other products and service leading the market, Babytree has become the biggest maternal & baby oriented family portal in China or even the world.

Promoting Cooperation: EdStars CEO Association

The 230 CEOs currently in the EdStars CEO Association represent the diversity of China's booming education sector. Through the EdStars platform, more than half of our CEOs have entered into some kind of business cooperation with each other, further advancing the industry.

  • 230

    CEOs Currently in Network

  • 33%

    Companies Completed
    Series B Funding

  • 11+

    Companies Valued at
    $55m+ USD

  • 50%+

    EdStars CEOs in Cooperation
    with Each Other

Some of our CEOs Include
  • JI Shisan

    Guokr Interactive Media

    JI Shisan

    Ji Shisan is the founder of Guokr.com and Zaih.com, and has a PhD in neurobiology. He was elected as a global youth leader of the World Economic Forum in Davos. Ji Shisan has long been committed to using innovative online products to promote the spread of scientific knowledge. He is the recipient of awards and honors in numerous fields, including science communication, education and social innovation. Guokr is the most important science website and online community in the Chinese-speaking world. Ji Shisan also founded Fenda, the most popular paid audio-based knowledge sharing product of 2016.

  • Cindy Mi

    Founder & CEO

    Cindy Mi

    Cindy Mi, Founder and CEO of VIPKID, Advisory Council Member of the Lead Foundation, MBA from CKGSB. Cindy Mi has close to 20 years of experience in the field of children’s English education, and is the first entrepreneur to receive global investment in education from NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. In 2013, she founded VIPKID, which currently is an industry leader and innovator in real-time online English language education for children, serving a community of over 300,000 paying students and over 40,000 teachers in the US and Canada.

  • Kuaidao Qingyi

    Luogic Knowledge Group

    Kuaidao Qingyi

    Luogic Knowledge Group is a new media and education technology startup focusing on knowledge service. It used to be famous for its web program, 'Luogic Show'. In May 2016, the company launched a knowledge service mobile application named DeDao. DeDao is one of the most influential knowledge service apps in China. Kuaidao Qingyi currently oversees products and technology for Luogic Knowledge Group and the Dedao app. He has previously served at the China Youth Daily newspaper, the influential social networking site MOP, and Chinese internet company Sohu.

  • WANG Yi

    Co-Founder & CEO

    WANG Yi

    In September 2012, Yi Wang founded Liulishuo – now the world’s leading AI + Education company – with Ben Hu and Hui Lin. Before founding Liulishuo, Yi was a product manager at Google in Mountain View, California, and product director at AdChina. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Princeton University and his MSE and BSE in Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University. Yi is a member of China’s most prestigious national talent plan – the “Thousand Talents Plan”. He is also a Fellow of the China Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

  • LIU Chang

    Founder and CEO

    LIU Chang

    LIU Chang is the founder and CEO of 17zuoye.com, China’s top online homework platform. The site, whose name means “homework together,” serves as a nexus for over 27 million students and their parents and teachers to improve the learning experience. Mr. Liu is also a former senior teacher and executive at New Oriental Education & Technology Group.

  • LI Xin

    Co-Founder and Vice-President

    LI Xin

    LI Xin is co-founder and vice-president of Yuanfudao.Being a leading role in online education, Yuanfudao specialized on high-end online courses and services powered by its own innovative technologies. It obtains a complete product line, including Yuanfudao, Xiaoyuansouti and Yuantiku.

  • WANG Jianjun


    WANG Jianjun

    Jasen Wang (Wang Jianjun), born in 1985, founder & CEO of Makeblock (Makeblock Co., Ltd). Wang is a robotics enthusiast, a product manager, and a hardcore maker, and was once ranked as one of the 30 top entrepreneurs under the age of 30 by Forbes China.

  • Jack Jiajia Huang

    Founder and CEO

    Jack Jiajia Huang

    Jack Jiajia Huang is the founder and CEO of 51Talk, an NYSE listed online education company (NYSE: COE) providing affordable and quality English lessons with overseas foreign teachers. The company was founded in 2011 and has become a leading online English education platform in China. It currently has three brands: 51Talk, representing K-12 one-on-one mass-market English lessons; WuYouYingYu, representing adult one-on-one English lessons; HAWO American Academy, representing K-12 small class offering with North American teachers. Mr. Huang received his Bachelor's Degree in Foreign Languages from Tsinghua University in 2007.

  • HOU Jianbin

    Founder and CEO

    HOU Jianbin

    Before founding Zuoyebang ("homework help" in Chinese), Mr. Hou was a member of Baidu’s first product team and the general manager of the Baidu Knowledge business division. Zuoyebang is a learning platform for students to seek answers to study-related questions, watch live classes, and receive one-on-one tutoring. The company has an estimated 300 million active users.


  • WEI Xiaoliang


    WEI Xiaoliang

    Mr. Wei founded SmartStudy in 2013, which focuses on promoting the evolution of education with the application of technology and developing globally competitive talents through education. He has authored guides to the writing sections of many standardized tests for going abroad, is an expert of US undergraduate and graduate school applications, and is an advisor to the US Ivy League Forum. Mr. Wei graduated from the Institute of Systems Engineering at Xi’an Jiaotong University, where he focused on artificial intelligence, machine learning, data mining algorithms, and robotic visual tracking technology.

  • Jerry Chen

    President, Greater China
    Age of Learning

    Jerry Chen

    Mr. Chen co-founded AboveNet Communications in 1996 and also worked as a real estate developer and angel investor in Silicon Valley and China before joining Age of Learning in 2009. The company’s flagship brand, ABCmouse.com, is the leading and most comprehensive digital early learning resource for children ages 2-8. Age of Learning has also developed ABCmouse.cn website and App for the Chinese market to teach children English in an engaging and natural way.

  • JI Zhongzhan

    Zhishi Fenzi

    JI Zhongzhan

    Along with three world-class scientists, Ji Zhongzhan co-founded the science education and media platform “Zhishi Fenzi,” which produces professional and high-quality scientific content. The team also launched a product for children—“Captain Science”—which now has more than 1.2 million users. Through Zhishi Fenzi, Mr. Ji hopes to create a platform to share knowledge about mankind, analyze modern ideas, and generate intellectual interest.

Guiding Education: GES—Global Education Summit

On November 28-29, 2017, the inaugural Global Education Summit (GES) 2017 convened in Beijing, China. Guided by the theme “Global Technology Advancing Education,” GES 2017 brought together leading names from around the world to engage in dialogue and together explore the future of education.

  • China Development Research Foundation
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Tencent
  • GSV
  • TAL Education Group
Supervised By
  • Development Research Center of the State Council
  • Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China
Academic Partners
  • Tsinghua University
  • Arizona State University
  • 9
  • 52
    High Quality
  • 126
    126 Internationally
    Renowned Speakers
  • 500+
  • 200+
2017 Speakers Include
  • Barack Obama

    44th President of the United States

  • LI Wei

    President, Development Research Center of the State Council; Chairman, China Development Research Foundation
  • DU Zhanyuan

    Vice-Minister, Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China

  • Charles Chen

    Core-Founder, Tencent; Founder of Yidan Prize

  • Michael M. Crow

    President, Arizona State University

  • Deborah Quazzo

    Founder and Managing Partner, GSV Acceleration

  • Tom Zhang

    Founder and CEO, TAL Education Group

  • Michael Yu

    Chairman, New Oriental Education & Technology Group

  • Jean Liu

    President, Didi Chuxing

  • Kevin H. Johnson

    CEO, Udemy

  • Ben Nelson

    Founder, Chairman and CEO, Minerva Project

  • Chris Whittle

    Founder, Whittle School & Studios

For more information on the Summit, visit→ http://www.ges-china.com/en ←Be sure to check back for updates regarding GES 2018!
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