Leading the Trend | Ray Von, Founder of OpenPie, Honored as the Sole "Entrepreneur of the Year" in Hangzhou City

APRIL 11TH, 2023

Recently, the seventh annual Growth Summit, with the theme “Heading Eastward - Racing to the Summit of the Wave”, was successfully concluded in Hangzhou, jointly organized by the China Association for Science and Technology, Hangzhou Municipal People's Government, Zhejiang Provincial Committee of the China Democratic National Construction Association, and the China Investment Promotion Association. This event is considered the annual grand event in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation in Hangzhou. Over a thousand entrepreneurs, investors, and startup enthusiasts from domestic and international innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital sectors gathered on the banks of the Qiantang River, discussing the innovation logic, ecosystem, and pathways of the digital economy era. At this grand event, OpenPie, a newly recognized 2023 Hangzhou potential unicorn enterprise, saw its founder and CEO, Ray Von, honored as the sole "Entrepreneur of the Year" for 2022 in Hangzhou!


Image: Photo of the conference venue.

Image: Award ceremony of the Conference of the Growth Summit.


Grain Rain, which symbolizes the gradual growth and thriving of all things, after nearly six months of selection by the Hangzhou Science and Technology Bureau, Hangzhou Daily Newspaper Group, and others, based on self-recommendations and recommendations from various social sectors. The evaluation criteria considered entrepreneurial achievements and influence in the current year, encompassing various formats of the new economy. A panel of experts selected 20 "Entrepreneurs" and 1 "Entrepreneur of the Year," and the winners were determined through public online voting, WeChat voting, and expert evaluations. As the founder and CEO of OpenPie, Ray Von perfectly embodies the spirit of local entrepreneurs who have emerged from Zhejiang. In the face of unknown challenges, he has shown fearless courage, broad-mindedness, and remarkable achievements. It also reflects the sense of mission and responsibility of entrepreneurs who bravely stand at the forefront, driving innovation with new thinking, overcoming difficulties and obstacles, and together reaching the shores of success.



Image: Photo of Ray Von, founder and CEO of OpenPie, receiving the award.


"We would like to express our gratitude to the Hangzhou Municipal Government for creating a favorable environment for business development and extend our thanks to the organizing committee and the expert evaluation team for bestowing this honor upon OpenPie!" Ray Von, the founder and CEO of OpenPie, stated in his acceptance speech, "Since its inception, OpenPie, as a Day-1 potential unicorn, has experienced rapid growth. In just over a year, we have garnered attention and recognition from the industry and numerous well-known investment institutions. This achievement would not have been possible without the dedication of every team member. I am fortunate to be part of this great endeavor, witnessing the transformation and innovative development of the database industry across different eras. For OpenPie, we always adhere to doing 'difficult but long-term right things' and hope to strive and soar at the pinnacle of this era of technological competition, chasing our dreams and embracing the peak of the wave with pride!"



Image: Excerpt from the 2023 Hangzhou Potential Unicorn Enterprise List.


In today's world, the new generation of technological and industrial revolutions is advancing by leaps and bounds. Innovation has become a vital engine for transforming economic development and promoting high-quality growth. The Conference of All Things Growth, as the platform with the greatest influence in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation in Hangzhou, gathers the most formidable forces of entrepreneurship and innovation in the city. It continues to build upon its foundation in Hangzhou, focusing on key cities in the Yangtze River Delta and the Greater Bay Area, radiating as a hub of innovation nationally and globally. OpenPie will also seize this opportunity presented by the conference, persisting in making technological innovation the core and deeply cultivating the field of cloud-based data computation, contributing to the high-quality development of the industry.

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