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What is china start

 

A one-week China immersion program, for global scales-up and start-up companies to learn China-specific knowledge, network with potential local partners and pitch for Chinese investment. It provides excellent opportunities for ambitious entrepreneurs to capture the inspiring China opportunities.

Message from Assistant Dean

With the Chinese government’s ever-increasing desire for Western technology, CKGSB’s presence in Europe has identified the abundance and diversity of innovation and entrepreneurship, but equally, the lack of understanding about how to successfully integrate their business into China. China Start offers a solution for those who want to understand the Chinese market, grow their business, receive funding and partner with businesses and investors in the Chinese venture ecosystem.

CKGSB’s influential international alumni base will develop participant’s networks and partnerships with China’s industry leaders, helping your business to meet the most relevant people. China Start provides an elite standard of China venture ecosystem knowledge that will help participants to understand China and industry specific knowledge that is essential for successful integration into China. 

——Ji Bo
Chief Representative in Europe
Assistant Dean
CKGSB

who should attend

 

China Start Program is for individuals who have the hunger to acquire China specific knowledge, global network and investment that will aid them in successfully delivering their China market entry strategies. Especially for high-potential, globally minded executives, entrepreneurs and investors, who see their team or organization’s future strategy closely aligned with the growing opportunities presented by China. 

how can you benefit

 

China Start program features investment pitching sessions with Chinese angels, VC and PE investors that can offer participants the possibility to acquire a substantial investment and company visit to network and partner with top-notch industry leaders in the Chinese venture ecosystem

Testimonials
Being a part of China Start is a change event for our company. Now we understand a better culture of China, how to make business in China. We understand better of the market, how to network with China.
Matthis Zeller
China Start Program Participant
Head of Strategy and Communication at Aelectra
Testimonials
Changed my life; business-wise and personally. Now I need to learn Chinese! 100% satisfaction, truly a great program.
Aki Soudunsaari
Naturvention, CEO, Finland
Testimonials
The program was an incredible success. I learn more about China than I thought was impossible. I learned about myself, and I learned how to properly position myself and my company for the China market.
Marc Wolenik
China Start Program Participant
CEO of Dapps.ai
Testimonials
We are raising our business in Shenzhen, so it's being a fantastic opportunity to network and connect with other entrepreneurs who are exploring the system.
Francisco Serra-Martins
China Start Program Participant
CEO of Sonder Design and recipient of Forbes 30 Under 30
Testimonials
The China Start program gives the opportunity to meet with all Chinese biggest technology firms. This is very organised and an easy way where exchange with Chinese company, Chinese investors, to network with companies from all over the world.
Mathieu Caudal
uni GmbH, VP Growth, Germany
when is china start

Upcoming session:

October 28 — November 2, 2018

Application Deadline: 

1st September, 2018

Program Curriculum
China Start Programme Schedule for 2018
  • Day 1, 28/10/2018, Xi'an

     

    Morning

    Cross Cultural Management: Understanding Chinese context 

    Afternoon

    Chinese culture experiences: Huaqing Palace and Terra-Cotta Warriors

    Evening

    The spectacular performance show: “The Everlasting Regret”

  • Day 2, 29/10/2018, Xi'an

    Morning

    Play Taichi

    Global innovation conference 

    Fireside Chat with Chinese Unicron – JIBO

    Afternoon

    Exhibition at conference 

    Investment Pitch

    Evening

    Flight from Xi’an to Shanghai

  • Day 3, 30/10/2018, Shanghai

    Morning

    Investment Pitch Workshop

    Pitch Training

    Afternoon

    Company visit and Pitch event: Dobe Accelerator 

    Evening

    Shanghai Bund River Cruise

  • Day 4, 31/10/2018, Shanghai

    Morning

    Company Visit and Investment Pitch: Fosun 

    Afternoon

    Company Visit: A Unicorn Company Founded by CKGSB Alumni

    Evening

    Flight from Shanghai to Shenzhen 
  • Day 5, 01/11/2018, Shenzhen

    Morning

    Internet Marketing by Prof. Li Yang

    Afternoon

    Company Visit to Tencent: Investment Pitch at Tencent Innovation Hub

    Evening

    Networking Dinner

  • Day 6, 02/11/2018, Shenzhen

    Morning

    Company Visit to 3 nord Smart Home

    Farewell Lunch

    Afternoon

    Business Model & Go To China Strategy by JI BO

    Go To China Strategy Presentation and Expert Panel Advice Session

    Feedback and Program Evaluation and China Ready Awards

       
Application Deadline
Please download and complete the registration form before the deadline.
You can email the completed form to lpwan@ckgsb.edu.cn
Sep 01
CONTACT
CKGSB Europe
Program Manager:
Liping Wan
E: lpwan@ckgsb.edu.cn
Tel: +44 880 768 3991
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China Start faculty
  • JI BO
    Program Director; Chief Representative, CKGSB Europe; Assistant Dean, Global Executive Education
    Areas of Expertise
    Global Business Insights, Entrepreneurs advisor
  • XIANG BING
    Founding Dean; Professor of China Business and Globalization; Director of the Centre on China and Globalization; PhD, University of Alberta
    Areas of Expertise
    Business in China, Constructive Innovations, Global Implications of China’s Economic Transformation, Innovation and Globalization by Chinese Companies, Innovation in Management Education, Reform of SOEs, Relationship Between State and Business, Role of Private Sector in China
  • GAN JIE
    Professor of Finance; Associate Dean for Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Director of Centre on Finance and Economic Growth; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Areas of Expertise
    Asset Pricing, Automation, Banking, China’s Industrial Economy, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneurship, Financial Regulation, Manufacturing, Stock Markets
  • TENG BINGSHENG
    Associate Professor of Strategic Management; Associate Dean of CKGSB Europe PhD, City of New York Previously taught: George Washington University
    Areas of Expertise
    Chinese Firms' Global Strategies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, M&A, Strategic Alliances, Strategic Management
  • LESLIE YOUNG
    Professor of Economics; D. Phil. (Mathematics) Oxford, England
    Areas of Expertise
    Corporate Governance, Financial Economics, International & Development Economics, International Finance
  • Li YANG
    Associate Professor of Marketing PhD, Columbia Business School
    Areas of Expertise
    Big Data, Consumer Choice Models, Market Structure, Pricing, Retailing, Social Networks
China Start Brochure
For global Start-ups and Scales-ups to gain opportunities in China.
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CKGSB Europe
Program Manager:
Liping Wan
E: lpwan@ckgsb.edu.cn
Tel: +44 880 768 3991
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