[Beijing, October 29, 2018] The China Start program, which helps European entrepreneurs understand the business environment in China through intensive sector-based courses, company visits, start-up events and cultural activities, visited the city of Xi’an, once a vibrant stop on the ancient Silk Road.
The 5th China Start program included 26 entrepreneurs from 11 countries including Spain, Australia, UK, France with backgrounds in biotech, AI, smart technology, fashion, and healthcare. The cohort met with local businesses and government representatives, including Xi’an Jinhua Investment Group’s Chairman and the President of CKGSB’s Shannxi Alumni Association Wu Yijian, who both gave an introduction of Xi’an’s investment environment, development strategy and annual technology summits. The Financial management Officer of Xi’an High-tech Zone, Li Peng also shared business opportunities available as Xi’an opens its first high-tech zone aimed at connecting China with global entrepreneurs in the ‘Belt and Road’ region. CKGSB European Chief Representative and Assistant Dean Ji Bo gave a speech on disruptive innovation, followed by introductions of their products and business models from the 26 entrepreneurs to venture capitals.
China Start is 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. 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.
Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB)
Established in Beijing in November 2002 with support from the Li Ka Shing Foundation, CKGSB is China’s first faculty-governed and independent business school. CKGSB boasts more than 40 full-time professors, many of whom previously held tenured faculty positions at leading business schools such as Wharton and Yale. Their research has provided the basis for more than 400 case studies of both China-specific and global issues. CKGSB also stands apart for its unmatched alumni network. More than half of CKGSB’s 10,000+ alumni are at the CEO or Chairman level and, collectively, they lead one fifth of China’s 100 most valuable brands.
Headquartered in Beijing, CKGSB is also located in Shanghai, Shenzhen, New York, Hong Kong and London. The school offers the following courses: MBA, Finance MBA, Executive MBA, Business Scholars Program (DBA), and Executive Education programs.