China is well on its way to becoming one of the top innovation nations in the world. For the last years, top pioneers in China have been outnumbering – and even out-innovating – the top companies in Silicon Valley. Alibaba, Tencent and Youku Tudou are just some of the most well-known examples. But the region is also a true hotbed for fresh and leading edge start-ups and scale-ups like Xiaomi, Didi Chuxing and Lu.com. One of the most striking differences with the West is the scale & speed of their endeavours. Chinese organizations do not just ‘Think Big’. They ‘Think Huge’: beyond their company, beyond their products, their services, their country, their target market, and their competition. We have a lot to learn from their ambition.
Join us on an eye-opening innovation tour to Beijing and Shanghai, two of the fastest growing innovation hubs in the world. Together we’ll experience how Chinese organizations are able to innovate on such a mind-blowing scale, which role the government or the national culture have to play in this and what the latest tech and business trends of the East are. This tour will literally turn your perspective upside down.
We’ll start this trip in Beijing, to follow the trail of money. Expect gritty start-ups, bootstrapping their way to unicornship, and – what they call – ‘scale-ups’, worth a whopping 4 billion dollars. We’ll dive into how the venture battle works and end with some of the big guys sharing their journey to world domination.
Date & Venue:
From September 16 to 21, 2018
Beijing & Shanghai
For more information and registration, please click here.
This tour is organized by Nexxworks.