We incubate ideas and accelerate startups & entrepreneurs, connecting them to an international and local network of mentors, experts, partners, VCs, corporations and institutions looking for the next Unicorns.
We build workspace in strategic locations across Shanghai, where both local and foreign teams work together and share ideas as one community. We passionately help next-generation entrepreneurs redefine, disrupt and establish new orders within their industries.
We live and operate within the startup ecosystem, connecting to them on a daily basis. As such, we deeply understand their DNA, and how to help them build the future. We also understand the world is changing fast and corporations need to adapt now, more than ever, before being obsolete.
We are positioned right at the centre, with the mindset of both startups and corporations. We are doing our very best to help them connect, to learn, and to unleash their potential.
What is XNode?
We are a platform of tech innovation in Shanghai. We consider ourselves a tech startup that owns and uses physical space (our hardware) and develops an ecosystem that accelerates startups growth, providing resources and assets for their growth (our software).
We are at the crossroad that builds bridges between institutions, corporations, startups and tech lovers to foster innovation and synergy.
What does startups get when they join XNode?
What does XNode's community look like?
Hybrid of local and international entrepreneurs, with tech squad, marketing firms, financial professionals, and various industries in the mix, all with several things in common: dreaming big, profoundly passionate, disciplined and always wearing a smile…
What are your main strengths?
We are deeply rooted in China, but very open to the international community. We have government support which is valuable in China, and we have an influential network of corporations, institutions and startups in our region.
Tell me more about your demo day...
Once every two months, XNode holds a pitching day where we bring 6 promising startups from XNode and the outside ecosystem, to pitch their businesses to VCs.
What is XNode's relationship with corporations, institutions?
Our team has experience with corporations, with several coming from that world. We understand their mindset and their needs. Many have approached us wanting to help them connect with startups or change their mindset to embrace innovation. An amazing and challenging experience!
Institutions like us because we know how to build bridges, facilitating communication between stakeholders from different backgrounds. Shanghai is supporting us to build this innovation bridge with the rest of the world, and we are honored and happy to achieve such a high and exciting goal.
What is your business model? Are you a private company?
Space rentals help to cover our costs, but revenue comes mainly from our different stakeholders by creating these so called bridges. Yes, we are a private owned company.
How can I apply to join XNode?
Just send us an email telling us your story. Impress us !
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