In 2015, Infiniti launched an entrepreneurship initiative – the Founder Series – in Hong Kong. It’s a three-pronged initiative comprised of three elements:
- Infiniti Lab, a co-working space tailored to entrepreneurs and situated on the first floor of Infiniti’s flagship showroom in Hong Kong
- The Infiniti Accelerator, a startup development program driven by Nest®, Hong Kong’s leading early-stage investment company
- The Infiniti Speaker Series, a thought-leadership program involving global and local speakers
Infiniti’s aim is to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship in Hong Kong.
“The Infiniti brand has always had an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset, aiming to deliver a new concept of premium automotive ownership where a personal and rewarding driving experience is part of the Infiniti ownership experience,” said Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti Motor Company, Ltd. “In this spirit, Infiniti has developed many world first technologies bringing the latest innovations to our customers. As a reflection of this entrepreneurial and innovative mindset, we are establishing the Founder Series to support creative entrepreneurs who share the same mindset and vision.”
With the Infiniti Speaker Series specifically, Infiniti invites entrepreneurs and business leaders to share their insights and experience with the Accelerator program’s participants and the wider entrepreneur community. It’s a venue for speakers to share powerful insights and experiences. The talks, centered on relevant topics for startup entrepreneurs, are followed by Q&A sessions moderated by a leading business commentator.
Francois Bancon, Infiniti vice president of Product Strategy, recently gave a talk about his past experience with the Nissan LEAF and the future of mobility. Bancon is a seasoned and passionate product executive with more than 35 years of experience in the automotive industry. In 1999, he joined Nissan as general manager in charge of perceived quality within the company’s Design team before eventually overseeing product strategy and planning for the Exploratory and Advanced Product Department. As vice president of Product Strategy at Infiniti, Bancon currently oversees the entire Infiniti product portfolio and its future growth. Watch his complete Infiniti Speaker Series talk below: