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Tencent Headquarters Building Shennan Avenue, Nanshan, Shenzhen


Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Schedule 日程表


Nov 9
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Nov 10
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Nov 11
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
Platinum Sponsors



Kelvin Jia
Copower Venture Capital
Investment Manager

Arrow Dong


Mr. Dong holds two degrees from PKU, bachelor of Science & master of management. He has 15y+ experience in IT/consumer electronics and telecom industry, used to work in several public companies. Mr. Dong's familiar with mobile internet, internet of things & triple play. And currently focus on Investing in TMT industry. 董建强先生拥有理学学士学位和管理学硕士学位。曾在国内外多家上市公司从事技术,营销和管理工作,有15年以上IT,消费电子和通讯行业工作经验;熟悉的领域包括移动互联网,物联网,三网合一等领域,主要关注TMT行业的投资。

Mentors 导师

Scott E. MacKenzie

Chief Executive Officer at wuchubuzai   |  LinkedIn

Scott is an entrepreneur with a passion for startups.
He is presently the CEO of Wuchubuzai and formerly
launched the Middle East’s first cloud service provider
MEEZA. Scott has successfully grown start-up
businesses from conception to exit with well-known
global brands such as AT&T, and PSINet.

Mihran Papazian

Founder & CEO at dianboom   |  LinkedIn

Mihran started his entrepreneur career almost 10 years ago, he founded 3 companies (1 sold) in 4 different countries. He is currently the CEO of dianboom 店谱a 3D Social Shopping Community that he founded 2 years ago. He is involved in the Chinese tech scene and speaks fluently Mandarin. He seats on board of since 2006. Born in Paris he got a double MBA from New York and Beijing University. More on him:

Lech Alexander Murawski

CEO & Founder of NOA Labs   |  LinkedIn

Alex is Entrepreneur and Engineer with hard and soul. He holds a Master of Science in Mechatronics worked in Japan, Germany and China for companies like Airbus and BMW. He participated in the first round of the hardware related start-up program HAXLR8R and co-founded Makeblock. Currently he is the CEO of NOA Labs, the special task force for creative Engineering.

Andy Yu

IDG Capital

Worked for Intel for 1.5 years and Jiuding Capital (the biggest PE company in China) for near 2 years

Chang, Liang

Investment Manager, Ferry VC 源渡创投投资经理

Venture Capitalist, Angel Investor, Geek, Blogger, Googlist and Literary boy. As an investment manager of Ferry Venture Capital, Liang is focusing on early stage start-up investment in TMT fields currently. He worked for Huawei Technologies in sub-Saharan African counties such as Kenya and South Africa previously. Liang has been writing his blog on high technology and innovation since 2005. Liang is also a Googlist and supports free and easy information access, spread and sharing. In his free time, Liang enjoys reading books and writing poems

Phil Xie 谢飞

Investment Manager 投资经理

晨兴创投(Morningside Venture)是一家早期风险投资(VC). 我们投资过的公司:搜狐、携程、九城、凤凰网、迅雷、UC、多玩、小米等

Bentie Xie 谢宏中

Angel Investor, founder of

Angel Investor, founder of A veteran with an MBA and IPMP in software and Internet industry, former SVP of Wondershare Inc.


投资总监 Lotus Hill Partners,

6年风险投资从业经验,对文化产业、先进制造和新材料等产业有深刻体悟,有丰富的创业经验,曾创立艺人经纪公司 LeFT LoFT Talent Agency,熟悉初创企业的发展路径和模式。苏龙飞新书《股权战争》案例特约评论人

Jonathan Qiu

Co-founder and COO of

Former Director of Networking Infrastructure in Tencent. 12 years in
Silicon Valley, California, USA, holding various technical management
positions in multinationals like Cisco, Brocade... Holds a MS degree
from University of Southern California, USA and a BS from Peking
University, China.

Leo Hsieh 谢礼安


Director, Strategy Development
Tencent, Inc

Zhang Ping


Zhang Ping, the Shenzhen Municipal Government Committee of Experts on the Internet and e-commerce experts. Creation and investment in a number of Internet and traditional industries and enterprises, design and business management business model has unique experience, specializes in strategic management, innovation management. Intuitive market. Now engaged in investment and financing consultant.

Media Sponsors
Organizers 组委
Michael Michellini
Nikhil Bhaskaran
Kawai Or
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