|Jia Ji is serial entrepreneur currently in the process of launching his latest startup, Couchange, a social venture that is developing technology that could allow gamers to donate virtual currency/assets to charities worldwide. Prior to that, Jia was president and founder of Flying Fish Media and helped launch Dancetown, an exercise gaming system for seniors that was acquired by Cobalt Flux recently. He's also taught and consulted in China, working with Chinese gaming companies to secure strategic partnership opportunities and helped launch "A Tale in the Desert", a critically-acclaimed historical MMO set in ancient Egypt. Jia is a Stanford University alumnus and actively supports grassroots technology efforts in his local community. He currently serves on the Pittsburgh IGDA board, as Technology Director for NAAAP Pittsburgh, and helps organize the Pittsburgh PodCamp conference series. In the past, Jia has been a visiting instructor at Chengdu’s University of IT and has lectured at Stanford, CMU, and other universities worldwide.|
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