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China immersion program for start-ups

and scale-ups to Learn, Network and Pitch 

China Start 2022

Upcoming session:

Offline Program Coming Soon

What is China Start?

China Start Unicorn Camp is a 7 weeks online acceleration program for fast-growing start-ups and scale-ups with disruptive technologies and products/services to learn from China’s economic disruption, social innovation, and digital transformation. This program helps start-ups with great potential to gain access to one large market and more capital to develop into potential unicorns.

Program Director's message 

"China Start provides an elite standard of China venture ecosystem knowledge that will help participants to understand China and industry specific knowledge that is essential for successful integration into China. CKGSB's influential Chinese alumni base will develop participant's networks and partnerships with Chinese industry leaders, helping your business to meet the most relevant players in the Chinese venture ecosystem. The program features investment pitching sessions with Chinese angels, VC and PE investors that can offer participants the possibility to acquire a substantial investment. Setting up a business in China has never been so easy with China Start!"

Founder of China Start,
Assistant Dean and Chief Representative for Europe, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business

Who should attend?

This program is for ambitious entrepreneurs who desire to acquire China-specific knowledge, global network and investment to develop their businesses into unicorns. You would be a good fit for the China Start Unicorn Camp, if:

You run a fast-growing start-up with great potential.

You aspire to turn your start-up into a unicorn.

You created a disruptive technology/product/service to tackle global challenges. You need to have access to one large market and more capital.

You are a multinational company executive who would like to strengthen or expand your businesses into the Chinese market.

You are an investor interested in the opportunities in the global landscape.

How can you benefit?

This program features investment pitching with Chinese angels, VC and PE investors that can offer participants the possibility to acquire a substantial investment, network and partner with industry leaders.

  • Have 1-on-1 meetings with leading industry experts (such as Alibaba, Tencent,, Baidu, and Huawei) to formulate your competitive China entry strategies

  • Understand China’s economic disruption & social innovation and its implications to global business

  • In-depth understanding of the innovation model driven by new technologies in China

  • Leverage the digital economy in China and differentiate your brand through digital transformation

  • Gain the best practice from the investors about how to get investment in China

  • Acquire the most up to date industries information and policies of China

  • Explore the commercial and cultural differences in the East and the West

  • Grasp opportunities using China’s retail innovation & knowledge of China’s Generation Z

  • Customized Wechat Article is included to circulate to 100+ Investors


 More Information About China Start:

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Bo Ji, Founder of China Start


Tel: +44 (0) 7709683991

Liping Wan, Program Manager of China Start



Tel:  +44(0)75 6894 0184

Jaclyn Li, Program Manager of China Start


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Examples of unicorn companies
led by CKGSB alumni

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CKGSB offers access to an unparalleled
global influential alumni network

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China Start welcomes more than 200 investors in the 2021 China Start online program.  Many investment companies sent their founding partners and CEOs to our pitch event.  Among them, many investors are legendary investors who invested in unicorns before and frequently appeared in Chinese Central TV station “We are the Heroes” live investment pitch show as commentators.

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Contact us

CKGSB Europe

48 Warwick Street, London,

United Kingdom, W1B 5AW


+44(0)75 6894 0184

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