Jing Zhou is a patent-holding Chinese entrepreneur based in New York. She is founder and CEO of elemoon, a wearable tech company for women. Its initial product is an elegant bracelet that does more than tracking your steps or display time. It also enables you to change its light design to match any outfit or occasion, to notify you with important calls and texts, and to help you find your phone. elemoon is featured in numerous US and international media, such as New York Times, ABC News, CNBC, Time Out, VICE, Us Weekly and Forbes China. It’s named “the best new invention” by MSN and “object of desire” by Time Out. Zhou’s team spans the globe—from New York and Los Angeles to Shanghai and Shenzhen. By encouraging female leadership and creativity, Zhou’s company has attracted top talent from Pixar, MTV and E! Entertainment.
Before taking on the nascent wearable industry, Zhou’s team developed a Chinese social app to help young women better communicate, support, and exchange gifts with one another. The app was featured by Apple and China’s most-watched business TV show, 30 Minutes.
Zhou also built and sold a mobile ad company, raising $4 million. She then invested in a number of startups founded by women. In 2010, she co-founded the China Chapter of Girls in Tech and spoke at the UN about how to build an ecosystem that supports female innovation.
Prior to her startup life, Zhou worked as reporter for BusinessWeek magazine and other B2B publications in the US. She received a U.S. visa for aliens with extraordinary abilities for her work. She also worked in the contemporary art industry in Shanghai, and managed international touring exhibitions in China and Europe.