Founders and Investors Programme

Tue, 26 June

4YFN Innovation Ecosystem Tour

Time: 08:30 – 18:30
Capacity: 50 delegates. Open to founders, investors, and corporates. RSVP required. Need to receive a confirmation from organizer.
Venue: Caohejing InnoClub , China Accelerator, BGTA

A tour for founders, investors and corporations. We will visit a local accelerator and one of the most successful Innovation Centers of Shanghai. An expert of the local startup ecosystem will provide an extensive talk about the key highlights of the tech scene and innovation trends in Shanghai.

*delegates can also choose one of the tour destinations to attend.


08:30 – 09:30
Transportation from Kerry Hotel Pudong to Caohejing InnoClub

09:30 – 11:00
Caohejing InnoClub provides modern co-working space for global entrepreneurs in the heart of Caohejing Hi-tech Park. Currently, InnoClub has three sites including [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] InnoClub members receive full suite of professional services, educational programs, policy support and mentoring. The 10,000 sqm space provides 800 desks, demo halls, video conference rooms, café, foosball & pingpang in a collaborative environment with all the amenities you need to start a business.

11:00 – 11:30
Transportation from Caohejing InnoClub to China Accelerator

11:30 – 13:30

Chinaccelerator, the first startup accelerator to launch 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 seven global accelerators. Chinaccelerator offers three months of rigorous guidance, training and resources from mentors, partners and investors. The robust and supportive alumni network continues beyond the Chinaccelerator program.

Successful portfolio startups include BitMEX, Snapask, Robin8, the Carevoice, Rikai Labs, etc.

13:30 – 14:30
Transportation from China Accelerator to BGTA

14:30 – 17:30

Delegates will be able to join BGTA for the official opening of the Shanghai International Energy Innovation Centre and witness the launch of the new accelerator. Hear first hand how it works and the opportunities it will provide European companies looking to scale into China via SHEnergy, one of China’s largest energy providers, through pilots and investment.

Attendees will hear from senior representatives from SHEnergy, the Pudong District, BGTA, and witness the official ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil the new centre. Following this will be the launch of the SIEIC Research Report, research conducted by the Cambridge Innovation Centre to tackle common issues experienced by startups when expanding into China. These problems are being addressed in the formation of the new BGTA & SHEnergy accelerator programme.

BGTA will then elaborate on what can be expected from the accelerator in the future. A networking reception will be followed after the event to meet the startup and investors delegations, the 4YFN and BGTA Team.

17:30 – 18:30
Transportation from BGTA to Kerry Hotel Pudong

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Startup Pitching and Demo Tour

Time: 08:30 – 14:30
Capacity: 8-10 startups, by invitation only
Venue: Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (Shanghai IoT Center) ; and Alibaba Innovation Center, Jiading.


08:30 – 10:00
Transportation to Jiading from Kerry Hotel Pudong

10:00- 12:00
– Delegates visit Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology (Shanghai IoT Center)
– Government officials introduces the entrepreneurial environment and policies that encourage the oversea startups in Jiading
– Delegates network with the oversea startups who have already started business in InnoSpring

12:00 – 13:00

13:00 – 13:30
Delegates head to Alibaba Innovation Center for the pitching & demo

13:30 – 13:45
Opening remarks from Alibaba Innovation Center and 4YFN

13:45 – 16:15
Startup pitching and Q&A with investors

16:15 – 16:45

Transportation Back to Kerry Hotel Pudong

1. The startups shall have a definite requirement for landing in China, or cooperating with Chinese capital, upstream and downstream enterprises.
2. The startups shall feature a development direction towards Jiading’s competitive industries, such as IoT, sensor and advanced manufacturing.
3. The startups with Chinese elements are preferred.
4. The startups need to RSVP through 4YFN award entry and selected startups will be invited by InnoSpring individually. 

By invitation only.

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Wed, 27 June

4YFN Networking Drinks

Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Capacity: 120 delegates. By Invitation only.
Venue: The Brew Tent, Kerry Hotel Pudong

A smart casual social occasion continuing after the first day of the event will be held exclusively for speakers, investors, and other VIP guests from around the world. Drinks and canapes will be served.