No Talk,All Action ,Nov 10th-12th, Here we go!
About Startup Weekend
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming, business plan development, and basic prototype creation, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations.  

Participants create working startups during the event and are able to collaborate with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. All teams hear talks by industry leaders and receive valuable feedback from local entrepreneurials. 

The weekend is centered around action, innovation, and education.  Whether you are looking for feedback on an idea, a co-founder, specific skill sets, or a team to help you execute, Startup Weekends are the perfect environment in which to test your idea and take the first steps towards launching your own startup.  
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The hardest part of starting up is starting out.

Connect with people driven to build something new. Rich and diverse talent is a Startup Weekend staple.
Are you ready to meet your next (cofounder) (friend) (mentor) (investor)?

Discover where you are on the Entrepreneur's Journey.
Find the resources available near you.
Leave knowing the next steps you need to take on your road to success.

Learn what it really takes to start a company.
No book, panel, speaker, or blog post will teach you what you need to know.
The only way to learn is the experience of trying.

It’s that simple. Startup Weekend is designed to get you going, FAST.
Your local Organizers will set up the ideal environment for you to be successful and learn as much as possible in just 54 hours.


  • Nov 10, 2017

  • Nov 11, 2017

  • Nov 12, 2017

6 PM - 7 PM
7 PM - 7:30 PM
Ice Breaking Game&Speakers Sharing
7:30 PM - 9 PM
Pitches Start
9 PM - 9:30 PM
9:30 PM - 10 PM
Form Teams

Mentors and Judges

  • Pengpeng Zhan (Founder of AngelsGlobal and TechAG Capital)

    Pengpeng Zhan

    Founder of AngelsGlobal and TechAG Capital

    Dr.Pengpeng Zhan is the deputy director of Fudan University China Venture Capital Research Center (CVCRC), a mentor for SORSA Startups Plan, VP of Fudan Alumni Entrepreneurs Club, a mentor for Optical Valley Coffee founded by Xiaomi Technologies founder Jun LEI, a mentor for the CCTV We Are The Hero program, and a mentor for Columbia University in New York.

    Dr.Zhan focuses on helping global technology startups to localize in China, connecting them with industry resources and investing in them. He founded TechAG Gobi Fund jointly with Gobi Partners. His offices are in Silicon Valley and Shanghai, covering the whole Northern America, Western Europe and Asia. He has invested in outstanding startups like Nomiku, Rukuku, etc.

    Dr. Zhan graduated from University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He got his Ph.D from Fudan University Law School. He completed his postdoc research at CVCRC.

    Pengpeng has over 10 years of experience in cross-border investment and financing for startups community. He once served as the Investment Director of Shanghai Office of China Venture Capital Research Institute (CVCRI, founded by Professor Siwei Cheng) and a partner of a nationwide leading law firm in China.

    Pengpeng frequently speaks at events in global startup community. He was a speaker at global top schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, MIT, Columbia, Fudan, Tsinghua, Jiaotong, Peking, etc..

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  • Charles Huang (General Manager & Partner at CGP Suzhou)

    Charles Huang

    General Manager & Partner at CGP Suzhou

    With twenty years of professional experience in corporate leadership roles with international business exposure from Asia Pacific, North America & Europe. Took charge of Corporate HR & EHS in Manufacturing Industry and held various roles from General Management, Business Development & Operations Management in the Professional Services Sector.

    Charles started his career in the financial investment market and worked 7 years as the Chief Compliance & Operations Officer of a leading investment brokerage & clearing firm in North America – The Rosenthal Collins Group in Vancouver, Canada; he was licensed by the British Columbia Securities Commission as a registered trading partner, director and officer.
    In January 2015, Charles started CGP (Cornerstone Global Partners) Suzhou Office together with two veterans of the recruitment industry – Chris Watkins and Sean Ng. It’s the 4th out of the 6 offices for the CGP Group in the Greater China region. The Suzhou Office is the flagship office for the Jiangsu Province serving customers in various sectors from Industrial & Manufacturing, Properties & Constructions, Life Science & Bio Medical, E-Commerce and Hospitality Industry etc.

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  • Ray Kong (Management Partner at Shenzhen Qianhai Xingwang Investment Management Co.,Ltd.)

    Ray Kong

    Management Partner at Shenzhen Qianhai Xingwang Investment Management Co.,Ltd.

    Be employed at University of Science & Technology China.
    Served as an assistant to the chairman of the, sunrise Oriental Solar Power Inc.
    The investment director of Suzhou Industrial Park Joint Investment Co., Ltd.

    Be involved in the investment of Himalaya FM, Meiyou, Kenxun Media, Nanfu Battery, 51 order network project.

    Has long been concerned about TMT, artificial intelligence and big data.

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  • Yang Wang (Mentor at Nanyang Technological University)

    Yang Wang

    Mentor at Nanyang Technological University

    Master's degree in entrepreneurship and innovation of science and technology
    Stanford University and the University of Cambridge entrepreneurship immersion program
    Research interests: Application in the relationship of Competition and Cooperation among the Enterprises, the Internet new media operation, Industrial Intelligence.

    Top advisor of city governments in Jiangsu Province, assisting the governments with attracting investment and talents.

    Author of Happy Entrepreneurship, a professional book about how to realize the popularization of entrepreneurship in the perspective of the government and the private session.

    Responsible for the connection between official department of entrepreneurship and corporations in Jiangsu.

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  • Tom Ren (Founder and CEO of Globalization Accelerator)

    Tom Ren

    Founder and CEO of Globalization Accelerator

    “Globalization Accelerator”(GlobalXLR and China global information technology Suzhou Co. Ltd.) aims to help enterprises to better manage its domestic and international suppliers and procurement process.

    Previouly Tom founded AECsoft USA in 1999 and AECsoft Shanghai in 2007 and served as Chairman and CEO until January 2011 when the companies were acquired by an NASDAQ-listed e-procurement software company. AECsoft provided Supplier Management System, Supplier Diversity Management and eSourcing Systems to hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to automate their supplier management and sourcing processes. In October of 2010, Gartner Group ranked AECsoft’s Supplier Management System as the highest scored supplier information management system worldwide.

    Tom has repeatedly been interviewed by American magazine cover story and won the "Asian Business Leaders Award". He has presided over the translation of American version of marketing books "SME marketing tips."

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  • Maggie Mai (Co-Founder of Websmart.Company)

    Maggie Mai

    Co-Founder of Websmart.Company

    Maggie is a abroad digital sales and marketing expert with at least 10 years of Industrial expertise. She has very clear marketing methodology and has been helping companies to scale revenues through internet, to optimize sales and marketing processes and to improve productivity. This includes but is not limited to developing digital strategies and inbound initiatives that create greater awareness and preference for the company’s brand; increase leads and move-ins; and that leverage digital mediums to create new solutions and services for customers and associates. Maggie’s digital industry specializations include the following: Dedicated Marketing Manager; Inbound Marketing Strategy; Customer avatar development; Search Engine Optimization; Social Media Management; Email Marketing; Competitor Analysis; Content strategy; Website Optimization; Keyword Analysis.

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  • Dominic Desmarais (Founder of LiYa Solutions)

    Dominic Desmarais

    Founder of LiYa Solutions

    Dominic Desmarais is the President and Founder of LiYa Solutions. He was most recently VP Marketing & Operations at ECOVACS Commercial Robotics.

    Prior to moving to Suzhou in 2014, Dominic held several senior leadership positions in Canadian companies involved in Specialty Food Products, Health and Beauty Aids, Optical Accessories and Consumer Electronics.

    Dominic is a results-driven entrepreneurial executive with a solid career track. He has strong management skills in sales, marketing, operations, purchasing, production scheduling and control, inventory/materials management, project development, distribution, budgeting, human resources and capital improvement.

    Dominic was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree (with Distinction) in Operations Management from Concordia University. He is also co-President of the Shanghai Chapter of the Concordia University Alumni Association.

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  • Liyan Zhou (Founder of Whispering lotus of Suzhou)

    Liyan Zhou

    Founder of Whispering lotus of Suzhou

    Education background:
    Advanced studies:University of California-Berkeley

    Rewards and experiences:
    2016 Chinese cheongsam Special Contribution Award
    The invited judges of 2015 global cheongsam image ambassador selection contest
    Invited Guest lecturer of Shanghai Jiaotong University (WELP)
    Has been invited to Europe, the United States, Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other performances and exhibitors
    Multiple CCTV interviews with shooting

    She built “Whispering lotus of Suzhou” in 2013, which was an Embroidery Cheongsam couture brand of China, with focus on original design. Adhering to the Suzhou Embroidery technology and manual customization, the brand is to let every woman have their own cheongsam. So far, the brand has already owned multiple sub-brands, such as Whisperinglotus, Suzhou Whisperinglotus, Meng Zhou Liyan, Graceful Lady, and so on.The brands up to now have become the designated partner with CCTV documentary channel, the only invited brand of Suzhou Embroidery Cheongsam in 2015 Milan Expo, the Couture Cheongsam brand of 2015 Miss China Europe finals, the invited brand in 2016 “Oriental Charm” China, Japan and Korea Clothing Culture Exhibition and so on.

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  • Alice Wang (Vice-gengeral Mangaer at JATAHE (Jiangsu) Investment Co., Ltd)

    Alice Wang

    Vice-gengeral Mangaer at JATAHE (Jiangsu) Investment Co., Ltd

    MBA of Suzhou University
    MSC of Applied Psychology
    State - registered administrator of human resource management
    Director of East China Human Resource Management and Applied Psychology Research Association
    Worked in world top 500 international corporation and large SOE in Suzhou Industrial Park
    Now in JAHE (Suzhou) Construction Co., Ltd

    Experienced in resource integration, brand planning, human resources and government relations.
    Expert at the areas of exhibition, culture, education and service industry.

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  • John Celestian (Founder of Universal Parts, Inc)

    John Celestian

    Founder of Universal Parts, Inc

    Education Background:
    Mechanical Engineering Master’s including advanced studies at Stanford University

    Company Info:
    Founded several small businesses in Software and Internet, trading and distribution.
    Main business Universal Parts/Partsforscooters.com
    Current New ventures in: Remote Music Instruction, STEAM Education

    Experience in being Judge/Mentor:
    Participated in numerous Chinese Startup meetings and seminars

    3D printing, Music education, Air filtration, Water filtration, STEAM education, Software/Internet

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  • Jing Feng (CEO of Fly Bird Village Innovative Education Incubator)

    Jing Feng

    CEO of Fly Bird Village Innovative Education Incubator

    Feng Jing first created a convenience store in his building in 2005. By 2007 he ranked as the first in nationwide market sales. His Qingdao region made an annual turnover of more than 20 million and won the first place in national competition.

    He entered the company of future industry trend-UC in 2009 and became the regional operations manager for Northern China.

    He participated in many projects such as community crowd-funding and the Dream LOFT catering incubator in 2014.

    In 2015 he established Little Bear takeout O2O store. Although the store is only 10 m², the turnover was more than 200 thousand RMB per month, Forbes interviewed him about this huge success.
    Most recently, in 2016 he joined Fly Bird Village Innovative Education Incubator to serve as CEO, and focuses on the early stage incubation and investment of educational technology and consumption upgrade enterprises.

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  • Ma Rena (General Manager at Heyue Information)

    Ma Rena

    General Manager at Heyue Information

    HR Information Systems for major manufacturing enterprises. Rena has served a number of large corporations including Siemens, Vanke, Bosideng, Jia Duo Bao etc. on the consultation, model selection and implementation of various HR information systems.
    Rena is well skilled in analysing the features of different industries. Always able to provide accurate perception of the user's requirements and can provide executable, cost-effective solutions.
    In 2010, Rena set up Suzhou Heyue Information Technology Co., Ltd. Drawing from her years of experience from the industry, Heyue provides independently researched & developed software for HR efficiency management as well as outsourcing services on personnel businesses.

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  • Dingxiu Su (Vice-president at Suzhou torch light incubation enterprise (Boji);)

    Dingxiu Su

    Vice-president at Suzhou torch light incubation enterprise (Boji);

    The mentor of China torch light entrepreneurship; Partner of “Shui Dishi” fund management company; she had been in charge of attracting investment and operating over 30 industrial parks and two maker spaces in Shanghai, she also provided enterprise development service for more than three thousand companies. She is accomplished in policies and finance, and she has a great comprehension in business models and development rules of enterprises which makes her really good at regional industrial research, resource integration, enterprise diagnosis and circle abutment.
    Currently, she is in charge of operating all investment and financing business for Boji system and the 200 million-angel funds for “Shui Dishi” and focuses on the angel stage investment. She is an expert in paying attention to value investment, she has successfully invested many innovative projects from different fields such as “Kaihei Master” (The Internet Gaming Platform), Jiangsu Yueheng Smart Card Data System (Automatic license plate recognition system), Buying motors quickly (Motorcycles + Finance + Insurance), Weird Convenience (The Internet Fresh Products Platform).

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Contact Us

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Ticket price includes food for the entire weekend (3 dinners, 2 lunches and 2 light breakfasts) as well as water. Make sure to attend the entire event as your team will need you until the end!
Sunday Spectator ticket only provides attendance to the Sunday night final presentations. 

No refunds will be granted within 7 days of the event if food and drink have already been ordered. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

With this ticket, come from Friday 6 pm until Sunday 8 pm (but you go back home for the nights!) and attend the full Startup Weekend!

Standard Price RMB 200
Sunday Observers

Come on Sunday at 4:00pm to watch the final pitches!

Standard Price RMB 100
Student Price

Only for students

Standard Price RMB 180

Submit your idea

After registration, please submit your idea. If you have no idea,just ignore it.