Chengdu’s Startup Christmas Party is going into its second year, gathering the local and international startup community and ecosystem. Together we will celebrate a vivid and joyful year of the monkey, highlighting leaders, startups, insights and outlooks for 2019.
Attendees can experience a Christmas style startup party and mini conference that make up Chengdu’s startup community.
The event connects different communities around the city and across industries, including all stakeholders such as governments, corporates, investors, universities and of course entrepreneurs.
Be part of a local event while connecting with the very best mentors, investors, co-founders, and sponsors, all of whom are part of a worldwide community.
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WeWork entered China in 2016 and opened its first location in Asia - WeWork Yanping Lu on July 1st in Shanghai. Upon its opening, it was 85% full and the location ran in full capacity within one month. In November 2016, WeWork opened its China flagship location in Wei Hai Lu.
On April 12, 2018, WeWork announced to collaborate with naked Hub to further expand its business in China.
WeWork currently has more than 50 operational locations in Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong， Chengdu. In 2018, WeWork enters new cities including Shenzhen and Hangzhou. In addition, by the end of 2018 or early 2019, WeWork will also be expanding into Wuhan and Guangzhou and continue its growth to cities such as Nanjing, and Xi’an etc in 2019.
WHAT IS STARTUP GRIND
Startup Grind is the world’s largest independent startup community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 2,000,000 entrepreneurs in over 500 cities.
We nurture startup ecosystems in 120 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Startups. The cornerstone of our global community are monthly events featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies.
Founded in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind has helped millions of entrepreneurs find mentorship, connect to partners and hires, pursue funding, and reach new users since its founding in 2010.
Co-Founder and CEO
Community Director, China
Biman Najika Liyanage
Biman is nominated for the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia for the class of 2017 in the Field of Healthcare and Sciences. Biman is a researcher, innovator, and entrepreneur who has co-founded several technology ventures in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong focusing on Mobile Internet Technology and Smart material based wearable technologies. He founded a number of tech companies including Bidup, CirQ Technologies, he is also the partner of Tamo Tech.
Biman是一名科研工作者，也是创新者和创业家，他分别在北京、上海和香港联合创立了几家科技风投，专注于移动互联网技术和基于智能材料的可穿戴技术。同时，他还创立了一些科技公司，包括Bidup和CirQ Technologies，他也是Tamo Tech的合伙人。Biman被提名为2017年医疗健康和科技领域亚洲地区30位30岁以下商业领袖。
Biman has worked in many areas ranging from Sensor Design for UAV’s to Fashion technology cooperating with many fortune 500 companies including Microsoft, Intel, Tencent etc. As a highlight, he worked with Chinese Television Network (CCTV) integrating wearable technology in Spring festival gala synchronizing 165 dancers through real-time gesture recognition. His work has been featured in national and international media including CRI, CCTV, The Nation, Forbes etc.
He started his career at a startup accelerator supporting operations. After 1.5 years he started working for WeWork in Amsterdam opening up the first location. After a year of learning on the job, he relocated to Berlin to open up the new market in Europe. Setting up 2 locations in the capital of Germany he then took on the challenge of China where he currently manages the community team in Shanghai (18 buildings) and takes initiative to expand WeWork in China including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Wuhan, and more cities.
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