Qifang appointed first Chinese WEF Technology Pioneer

 We are very happy and excited to announce that our customer and partner company Qifang has just been appointed a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum. Congratulations to our good friend Calvin Chin, Qifangs founder and CEO!


Qifang, is Chinas first person-to-person lending website for student loans. Its service enables individual students and institutions to find funding and manage loan and grant transactions, relationships with funding sources and share in a community of borrowers, lenders and donors.


The World Economic Forum has announced 34 visionary companies selected as Technology Pioneers 2009 for their accomplishments as innovators of the highest calibre, and whose technologies will have a deep impact on business and society.


You can views Calvins video comment on the announcement below and find a review by Business Week on Qifangs nomination here.

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  • #1

    Daniel (Saturday, 06 December 2008 20:08)

    There are other players in China for p2p loans and globally for student loans therefore it is surprising that qifang is selected as the Tech pioneer which requires it not to be a repackaging of an already well-accepted technological solution as this would not qualify as an innovation.

    Globally - greennote and Fynanz (Student loans)

    In China
    51give.com (Microfinance and Student loans)
    ppdai.com (general lending)
    wokai.org (Microfinance donations)