About the Program
Startupbootcamp Scale Chengdu is an innovation program for high growth tech companies to expand to the China Market, increase their revenues, and access leading funding opportunities as well as government grants. The Chengdu Scale program will focus on industry verticals that have strong growth potential in China such as Digital Health, FoodTech, Fintech, Smart Hardware etc.
By focusing on companies who secured from seed to Series B funds with validated business models, the program is designed to help founders tackle the many challenges related to scaling their technology business. A particular emphasis will be placed on increasing revenues through targeted access to industry partners. The program will also support founders as they build scalable international operations and prepare for growth stage funding.
There will be two cohorts a year, each one of them lasts six months and will be limited to a total of 18 companies. To provide startups with access to capital in China, Startupbootcamp Scale Chengdu partnered with the 100 million RMB Thinkzone Fund to invest in portfolio companies graduating from all Startupbootcamp programs held in China. While on-site participation is expected for certain events, teams do not need to relocate to Chengdu for the program. Support will be provided to form a China operating entity if one is not already in place.
In addition to leveraging a targeted group of mentors and investors, founders will work closely with a group of amazing partners who support the Startupbootcamp Scale Chengdu program including Thinkzone and Aplus Labs. These key players will provide executive level access to their extensive network and explore partnership opportunities with each company joining the program.
The program concludes with a final capstone event attended by an exclusive list of mentors, investors, and partners. The companies then gain access to the extensive Startupbootcamp Global Alumni network that includes retreats, events, partner services, and continuous support.
Key Focus Areas
Why join the program?
Over a period of 6 months, companies will receive support to scale their industry-changing technology businesses. In order to facilitate maximum growth, the program is designed around weekly touch points with continued support through off-site activities.
Collaborate deeply with government and leading corporates in Chengdu and other key cities like Shenzhen and Shanghai to secure customers, projects, and partnerships and to grow your revenue.
Regional and Global Access Network
Unmatched access to China and global network of mentors, corporate partners, financial services industry experts, and alumni across 40+ countries.
Workshops & Masterclasses
Expert-led sessions and customized workshops covering all the bases; scaling support in business development, marketing, legal, funding and expansion to name a few.
Direct access to meet the most active venture capitalists and corporates investing in the tech industry from around the world.
Access to millions of equity free government grants
Up to ¥100 millions investment opportunity by Thinkzone, one of the main partners of the program, along with other investors in our network.
Free coworking desk space at Startupbootcamp China Innovation Center for the lead members of your team in Chengdu.
Continued post-program support far after the 6-month program ends through annual alumni events, deals and tailored introductions.
This is a no fee, no equity program. It is therefore extremely selective and only open to startups with strong intellectual property and value proposition for the China market.
If you have any questions about the Startupbootcamp Scale Chengdu Program, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org