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Where to Pitch Your Startup in Shanghai?

Having an idea/business and like-minded partners around is not enough to scale your project. It is vital to reach out to the target audience. All methods are good as long as results worth the effort. One of them is a pitching session. Pitching your idea/startup to investors, partners, potential clients is often the most important moment in an entrepreneur’s professional life. Shanghai is a truly international city, and there is so much happening in a startup scene. In my previous article, I outlined tech and business communities that help you and your business grow. This time, I would like to feature events where you can jump on the stage and tell the world about your kick-ass project.


Slush entered China in 2015 with its debut event being held in Beijing. In 2016 and 2017, Slush China team brought this world-class event to Shanghai with an average 5000 attendees.

As a part of the Slush global community, Slush China aims to facilitate startups and technology talents to meet with top-tier investors, executives and media. We are also proud to serve as a Eurasian startup platform.

Ranked by Forbes magazine, Slush Shanghai has become the leading international startup and technology event in China.

TechCrunch China

It has been four years since and the TechCrunch China Summit landed in China. In that time, we have seen 8 sessions in Beijing and Shanghai with more than 650 speaker, including the world’s most famous entrepreneur, venture investor as well as other high-profile guests from around the world. Each session has attracted 200+ startups, 170+ media around the world, furthermore, our feature VC meetup sessions attracted 800+ startups to participate. The annual TechCrunch Summit is the definitive international venture conference in China.


TECOM Conf is China's first Tech and Entrepreneur Communities conference. TECOM Conf brings the most dynamic, engaging and vibrant Communities, Startups, Incubators, and Innovative Corporates under one roof to showcase their value and mission and discuss the challenges and opportunities.


MobileMonday China Start-up Challenge is organized with the Official Endorsement of GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018 @GSMA #MWCS18 @4yfn_mwc. Become one of only 15 startups that will be given the opportunity to present in front of a jury of VCs, Angel Investors, Tech Incubators and successful Mobile Entrepreneurs. In typical MobileMonday fashion, audiences will also be given the chance to ask tough questions. The Winner and runners-ups in each category will move onto the final round at MWC Shanghai — 4YFN in front of a panel of VCs and Tech executives, and gain international exposure and PR.

Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Mobile World Congress Shanghai offers Attendees, Sponsors, Partners, and Exhibitors a unique opportunity to reach the asian mobile community.

Showcase your organization’s leadership by participating in the event that brings everyone together, in one place.


Chinaccelerator, a leading startup accelerator in China, is a mentorship-driven program helping internet startups from around the world cross borders – from the world into China and from China to the world. It is operated by the venture fund SOSV with $300M AUM operating six global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. The robust and supportive alumni network continues into the startups’ post-Chinaccelerator lifespan.

Le Wagon

Le Wagon is a coding school founded in 2013. Le Wagon's mission is to bring technical skills to creative people. Our 9-week coding bootcamp gives you the ability to build a prototype of any idea you might have. No technical background needed, just your motivation.

Think Youth-Shanghai

The international competition is part of “Think-Youth”, which is hosted by USC-SJTU Institute of Cultural and Creative Industry(ICCI). In last year’s competition, we received works of more than 220 competitors from universities in the United States, France, Australia, Japan, Denmark and other countries, as well as from Hong Kong and Taiwan, China.

Seedstars Shanghai

Seedstars World is a part of the Swiss group Seedstars and runs the global startup competition covering 65+ emerging and developing markets. Our mission is to impact people’s lives in emerging markets through the promotion and investment in entrepreneurship and technology.

Bayer G4A

Bayer G4A is a global program that offers support to startups and companies that are developing innovative solutions in health and care. We do it by providing: places to work, mentors and experts to guide companies with business development, financial support, and networking opportunities through our extensive networks.

Runway to RISE Shanghai

RISE is just under three months away and we can't wait to see you all in Hong Kong. So, we thought we would travel around Asia to meet a few of you before the main event. We will be hosting meetups where you can meet the local tech community for pitching competitions, panel discussions and great networking in advance of RISE.

CES Asia

International CES (Shanghai) Exhibition Co. Ltd. is a wholly foreign-owned enterprise by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), a trade association representing the $321 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies.

Startup Grind

Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. It is powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in 400 cities and 120 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies.


For over six years, AngelHack and their nonprofit arm, Code For A Cause, has encouraged their diverse community of 150,000+ developers, designers, and entrepreneurs to become holistic and well-rounded hackers through programs that solve issues ranging from social impact to enterprise. Through these initiatives, AngelHack, a female-owned, female-majority company, aims to promote an inclusive environment and the creation of seamless technology both inside and out of the Silicon Valley bubble.

Startup Weekend

In just 54 hours, you will experience the highs, lows, fun, and pressure that make up life at a startup. As you learn how to create a real company, you'll meet the very best mentors, investors, cofounders, and sponsors who are ready to help you get started. Your community is here to help you — find an event today!

Startup Leadership Program (SLP)

The Startup Leadership Program is a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs. SLP Fellows have founded nearly 1600 successful startups & raised more than $500M in funding.

WeWork Labs

WeWork Labs provides the community, education, connections, and mentorship to help anyone take the startup path and grow with us. We partner with local incubators and accelerators to provide holistic, long-term support for startups throughout their journey. Above all, we believe in humanizing the startup process, encouraging inclusivity and diversity, and connecting people to one another.


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 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.


InnoSpace is a community for entrepreneurs and startups, providing effective incubation and open innovation services. It encompasses cube for startup incubation, labs for industry acceleration, college for talent development, club for connecting entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts, and funds for angel investment. As one of China’s pioneer ‘New Generation Incubator’, InnoSpace has nurtured close to 400 startups.


#chinapitch is a series of elevator pitches where hustlers in China introduce themselves and their startups to the world. We film 60-second videos of you pitching your startup, to share across our social media platforms. While been mainly focusing on tech startups we still welcome less tech-savvy projects to pitch. Apply

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