By John Artman
In June, for the first time, TechNode brought TechCrunch to Shenzhen. TC Shenzhen attracted 6000+ attendees, 170+ media professionals, 80+ domestic and foreign investment institutions and 200+ startups. This Fall, TechCrunch and TechNode will return to Shanghai, making waves in the city that hosted TechCrunch three times before.
From November 25 to 28, TechCrunch Shanghai will return, not only bringing the same awesome lineup of industrial leaders, founders, investors, angels, entrepreneurs and young startups, but also new sessions for you all guests to explore. It’s worth the wait.
In this TechCrunch International City Event, you will find our familiar sections:
As a tradition of our events in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen over the past four years, the Main Stage will bring you 60+ top international tech industry figures, big business, and promising startups to speak and share. Our previous speakers have included Alphabet executive president Eric Schmidt, Tencent CEO Pony Ma, Sequoia China founding managing partner Neil Shen, investor and former Google China head Kaifu Li, and founders of recent hot startups like ofo and Mobike to name just a few.
TechCrunch Shanghai will include an exhibition hall, which has housed more than 1000 startups and tech companies in total showing off a mix of hardware, software, and other innovation.
TechCrunch China’s annual Startup Competition is also back in Shanghai. TechCrunch and TechNode are welcoming early-stage startups from across China and around the world to apply and compete for prizes. The judges include top VCs and seasoned entrepreneurs. Past competition participants include names like Ehang, Coding, videobang, Ruff, and KapBook.
Aside from the Main Stage, the Side Stage is going to give you in-depth talks of specific vertical topics. The past hosts included Google Play, Gobi Ventures, Taobao Crowdfunding, and Opera.
In addition to all that, we’re adding something new:
For the first time, Hackathon will allow teenagers to participate. There will be workshops, tasks, and prizes designed for teens, and they will show us what they can achieve with imagination and innovation.
VC Meetup has become a signature part of TechCrunch China events since its launch in 2015. For entrepreneurs who are still shopping about from one venture capital institution to another with your business plan, we offer you the opportunity to meet a stack of VCs for 10 minutes of face-to-face communication. More than 3,500 pitches have been made since day 1, making VC Meetup one of the most popular spots at the event.
This time, this session will be upgraded. All the startups will have a chance get a VC Meetup Pass, with which they can pitch the project directly with an executive of a venture capital firm.
The name says it all: there will be an area for children to interact with technology. TechCrunch and TechNode are calling companies in the sectors of open source hardware, AR/VR, AI, and online education to join the event to let kids discover the fun of science and technology through a variety of hands-on and interactive projects.
TechCrunch Shanghai is no longer a 4-day event: this time TechNode and TechCrunch will partner with our friends in Yangtze River Delta to hold various of side events during the whole week. There will be roadshow, pitching, meetup as well as parties.
In this new section, we want to keep the record of the entrepreneur images of the time. No matter who you are, from zero to hero, you are welcomed to share your story about running a startup or working for a startup in front of the camera. We want to hear your unique story.
For all who have bought Early Bird tickets, discount tickets, or booths tickets, TechCrunch and TechNode appreciate your order and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by postponing the event. All the tickets will be valid for the new date. To make up for it, we are issuing a 50% off discount coupon for all current ticket holders, which applies to any 1 TechCrunch China events in 2018. If you are unable to participate in this event on the rescheduled date, you will get a full refund. If you have any questions or need help, please get in touch!
Source:: TechCrunch Shanghai 2017: Announcing new dates and new sections