We hosted a delegation from China. Here is what we talked about.

Last week, incubator 1776 welcomed a Chinese delegation.
Fifth Tribe’s Adam Motiwala was invited to speak on how to cultivate innovation within the government.


The 20+ members of the delegation included directors from the National Development and Reform Commission, Cyberspace Administration of China, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the Ministry of Commerce. The delegation was particularly interested in Fifth Tribe’s experience with working with different cities, as well as the dynamic of collaborating with governments within those cities.

The conversation kicked off with a short introduction to the Fifth Tribe team and our services within the design, marketing, and technology spaces. Adam shared key learnings from our experience working in the public sector; for example, he presented “do’s and don’ts” and public sector innovation tips.  Fifth Tribe has worked as a subcontractor on several projects for the US government. Our current and previous clients include: the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. State Department, U.S. Air Force, and the Peace Corps.
With an engaged delegation and the help of reliable interpreters, the talk was wrapped up with a Q&A session.



We are always happy to share our experiences with international guests from all over the world.
Thanks to 1776 for facilitating this talk!
Adam Motiwala

Certified in Agile Scrum and Design Thinking, Adam Motiwala is a Product Owner at Fifth Tribe. He has launched digital products with clients across multiple industries such as healthcare (Kaiser Permanente, INOVA, Aetna Innovation Health), finance (KPMG, Guidance Residential, Wahed Invest), NGOs (Oxfam America, AARP Foundation, the Vatican Accelerator, the Hult Prize, Silatech), government (Department of Defense, the U.S. Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Peace Corps), and education (Mississippi Public University). Adam is currently leading a project to help AARP launch a web application in over 30 states across the country that will assist over 10 million low income seniors with learning and applying for property tax credits. He serves as startup mentor at Seed Spot and the Hult Prize accelerator and has been featured in Thrillist, technical.ly, and Arlington Now.