Sales have concluded
This time we will talk about how startups pitch to the corporate decision makers/purchasers.
The role play is around Do’s and Don’ts for a startup-corporate collaboration. We will look at the challenges startups would face when talking to a potential corporate client. And of course, there lies your big opportunity.
Lei Niu, Corporate Innovation Director at XNode
Lei is the Corporate Program Director at XNode. He has previously led the Intel, Unilever and Sodexo innovation programs for XNode in Shanghai. Before XNode, Lei was a teaching professor at ShanghaiTech University in Design Thinking, lean startup and innovation, and is the founder and president of Socialsway consulting firm. He gained MBA and computer science master degree at New York University.
Lei Bao, Alpha Team at Airwallex
As a 6-year-old veteran in the fast-growing payment industry, Lei has worked across multiple functions from operations, product, to professional service, served a wide range of clients from e-commerce to education, from vacation rental to livestreaming. With rich-gained experiences and ideas, he joined Airwallex and became a strategic thinker, hoping to bring cross-border payment to a new level, by adopting the most advanced technology and innovative products. He and his team are passionate and determined about making cross-border business and payment less hassle and more efficient.
Lei is a NYU alumni. Before fintech, he worked in NGO and retail for a few years.
Carol Zhou, Head of Shiseido China Business Innovation & Investment Representative Office
As head of the newly created China Business Innovation & Investment office for Shiseido, Carol is helping to shape the next phase of transformation for the company. By leveraging the dynamic ecosystem and entrepreneurial talents in China, Carol will help to accelerate the implementations of innovations and new business models, to create new beauty business as the next growth driver of the Shiseido group on a global level. Previously, she has held a number of management positions at multinational firms such as Unilever, Burberry, L'Oreal, and Marriott where she has led global strategy & innovation functions across regions and categories.
Carol received her undergraduate degree from New York University's Stern Business School and her MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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XNode | Startup & Corporate Accelerator (www.thexnode.com)
We believe that in China today, successful innovation is a direct result of agility, speed and collaboration. Through continuous iteration, lean methodologies and by truly opening up – innovation can be brought to the market much quicker. We empower innovators by building connections between startups, government, corporates and academia. Startups are always looking for ways to scale through corporate assets, customers, channels and their brand. Corporates, on the other hand, are eager to innovate quicker with more impact. XNode exists to bridge this gap. Bringing together the best of both worlds. Empowering innovators to create new innovations at lightning speed.
French Tech Shanghai (shanghai.lafrenchtech.com)
In recent years, the French startup ecosystem has enjoyed incredible momentum, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers and many other talented individuals. France has been called a new “Startup Republic”, dotted with thriving hubs and talent that are vehicles for a robust entrepreneurial mindset.
This domestic momentum has a name – “French Tech” – and French startups are rallying around this emblematic moniker showing that the ecosystem is developing rapidly.
This can be easily seen in Paris with its numerous innovation stakeholders, and where a strong political will acts as a driving force. The city is quite simply bubbling with activity, with over 40 business incubators, 80 coworking spaces, 20 fab labs, close from 1,500 startups being set up annually, and a growing number of success stories. Today, there is an exceptionally strong impetus across the world and this has been acknowledged and heralded by international rankings.
Italian global Startup Program @ Shanghai, China
This event is supported by Italian Trade Agency Shanghai Office (ITA Shanghai Office) and Shanghai Technology Innovation Center (STIC) who jointly implement the Italian Global Start Up Program supported by 4 accelerators (Caohejing InnovationCenter, XNode, InnoSpace and neoBay).
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Sales have concluded
When and Where
August 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM
August 22, 2019 at 9:30 PM
We believe that in China today, successful innovation is a direct result of agility, speed and collaboration. Through continuous iteration, lean methodologies and by truly opening up – innovation can be brought to the market much quicker.
We empower innovators by building connections between startups, government, corporates and academia.
Startups are always looking for ways to scale through corporate assets, customers, channels and their brand. Corporates, on the other hand, are eager to innovate quicker with more impact.
XNode exists to bridge this gap. Bringing together the best of both worlds. Empowering innovators to create new innovations at lightning speed.