Partnership Gwinnett hires director of entrepreneurship
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. – Partnership Gwinnett, Georgia’s largest local economic development organization, announced today that Li Wong has joined the team as Director of Entrepreneurship. Wong will work to foster and support Gwinnett’s entrepreneurs and small businesses in Partnership Gwinnett’s target industries.
“I am happy to join such a well-respected and vital organization to Gwinnett and the metro Atlanta region,” said Wong. “I look forward to assisting startups and small businesses in Gwinnett and contributing to the overall mission of Partnership Gwinnett.”
In this role, Wong will be responsible for supporting Gwinnett’s thriving entrepreneur ecosystem through mentoring, resource discovery and program development. Wong will lead Partnership Gwinnett’s annual Amazing Entrepreneur Contest, as well as serve as the key point of contact for Gwinnett Angels, a chapter of Atlanta Technology Angels. Wong will focus his efforts in the technology, bioscience, advanced manufacturing and supply chain industries.
“We are very pleased to have Li join the Partnership Gwinnett team,” said Nick Masino, Chief Economic Development Officer of Partnership Gwinnett. “His extensive background in entrepreneurship, publishing, corporate real estate and foreign direct investment will be a huge asset in advancing our mission.”
Prior to joining Partnership Gwinnett, Wong served as the Publisher of Georgia Asian Times. He founded the publication in 2004 and it remains the largest circulated publication in English, covering the Asian American community in metro Atlanta and Georgia.
Wong also served as Country Manager for Dow Jones Interactive Publishing and the Asian Wall Street Journal Digital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Prior to that, he was Director of International Affairs for the John Buck Company, a Chicago-based property development and investment company. Wong also previously served as Director of Marketing - Asia Pacific for Conway/Site Selection magazine.
“Li brings a lot of experience and expertise to his new role at Partnership Gwinnett," said Dan King, Board Member of Atlanta Technology Angels. “I look forward to working with him to enhance our effort with Gwinnett Angels and Gwinnett’s startup environment.”
Wong graduated with an MBA in International Business and a BBA in Management from Georgia State University. He is a Board member of Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival-Atlanta, Atlanta Asian Film Festival and Hong Kong Association of Atlanta.