Facts & Figures
in the world
Active internet users,
the largest concentration worldwide
Expected size of China’s middle-class
population by 2022
Unicorns, with several focusing
on automation and AI
Sources: CNBC, Tracxn (2021)
for German Startups
Industry Focus Areas
Main Startup Hubs
Ranked among the world’s top startup ecosystems, Beijing (within the Jing-Jin-Ji region) has built a reputation for itself across AI, big data, EdTech, and FinTech. In addition, the Chinese capital’s 200,000 annual college graduates enter the startup scene one way or another, making the city a leading innovation highland.
Shanghai (and other cities in the Yangtze River Delta) has an impressive mix of global corporate innovation, startup co-working, and investment hubs. As one of Asia’s biggest cities, its strong VC network includes over 5,000 angel investors and associations which have nurtured hundreds of startups in the EdTech, FinTech, mobility, and gaming sectors.
Shenzhen (and the Pearl River Delta, a region comprising nine Guangdong cities, Macau, and Hong Kong) is the epicenter of global high-tech design and manufacturing. It is a thriving innovation hub with a mature market environment to nurture and support the growth of deep tech companies. Giant tech companies such as Tencent, Ping An, BGI, BYD, ZTE, and Huawei are headquartered here.
Programs We Offer for China
The China Essentials workshop enables German companies to learn how to tap into and maneuver the complex Chinese market and develop a first idea if China expansion is a viable option. It is also a prerequisite to our China Market Discovery program.
Market Discovery Program
The China Market Discovery program will help you get first-hand market insights, identify use cases and individual business opportunities within the local ecosystem, and connect with potential customers and partners.