Launching an Edtech Startup COVID-style: Lily Cheng ’97

Can a team, formed at the height of a pandemic, recruited with no interviews, spread across seven countries, and who have never met each other in person or virtually, build a world-class EdTech app in eight months?  

During a CIS Invites session on 24 February 2021, Lily Cheng '97, former President of TripAdvisor Asia-Pacific, shared her journey of launching an unconventional EdTech start-up during these unprecedented times, motivated by challenges faced while teaching her 4-year-old Chinese characters during COVID lockdowns.