In times like these, business and personal life have slowed down massively by the pandemic. It is omnipresent in the news and forces us to take a step back and do things we normally don't have time for.
This is also a good opportunity to take a step back from your business and re-evaluate your expansion plans for the coming years:
The Chinese market is one of the world's most important markets for German companies and for years now, Germany and China show a history in supply and exports. Following the 2008 financial crisis, when most of Europe was suffering, Germany kept itself rather unscathed thanks to a strong export-orientated economy and partly thanks to China.
As China is recovering from the pandemic faster than the rest of the world, Germany might end up tying itself closer to the economic giant than before the crisis. Thus, we will discuss following topics below during our Webinar:
1. Should China be on German companies' expansion list? 中国应该在你的扩张名单上吗？
2. What are the risks and opportunities in the post-epidemic economy? 流行后经济中的风险和机遇是什么？
3. How can you prepare for a successful market entry in China? 你如何为成功进入中国市场做准备？
4. What is the attitude of Chinese Metropolis like Shanghai towards German startups? 上海的中国大都市对德国初创公司的态度是什么？
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Kevin is the co-founder of Properas – Germany's first funding accelerator, Head of Accelerator at the Chinese innovation company XNode and advisor to multiple tech startups. As Head of Accelerator XNode he and his team have worked with 40+ international startups in the past, helping them to expand from their local markets to China while connecting them with potential partners/customers and hel…
Kevin is the co-founder of Properas – Germany's first funding accelerator, Head of Accelerator at the Chinese innovation company XNode and advisor to multiple tech startups. As Head of Accelerator XNode he and his team have worked with 40+ international startups in the past, helping them to expand from their local markets to China while connecting them with potential partners/customers and helping them scale.
Previously, he worked at top-tier companies in banking, management consulting, venture incubation and as a founder across APAC and Europe. He built a substantial following (0.7m impressions) on social media and YouTube talking about business and venture capital topics within the last year. When he is not working (it happens sometimes) he is working out: You can find him in the gym or the local Muay Thai/MMA club.
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Katja is the founder and head of the German Innovators in China (GINN), a Beijing based platform that is intended to bridge innovation, entrepreneurship and talents from the German innovation landscape with the concordant ecosystem in China.
Katja was in the founding team of the first StartupGrind University Beijing chapter and helped growing more chapters among other universities as one of the Startup Grind University Director. She leads now, as one of the Co-Directors Startup Grind's main chapter in Beijing.
She has almost three years of China experience with an academic background in Innovation Management and has formerly led the German Desk in the Corporate Innovation Team at Zhongguancun Innoway, a Chinese state-owned company and landmark for entrepreneurship in China, to introduce German Innovators and Entrepreneurs to the Chinese ecosystem and vice versa.
Osman Sacarcelik is a Frankfurt based lawyer with a diverse cross-cultural background. He has broad professional experience spanning international law and consultancy firms. Osman focuses on Tech startups across different industries, Fintechs, crypto assets, Angel and Venture Capital funding. As Frankfurt Chapter Director of Startup Grind, he is dedicated to contribute to the growth of the thriving Startup and Fintech ecosystem in Frankfurt and the wider Rhein-Main-Neckar region.
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