January 23, 2020
As time flies by us we enter into another year. Starting from 2016, this is our fifth year-end summary and new year outlook. 2019 was destined to be a thrilling year. As I think back, it turned out so many topics to review and so many stories to share. So, let’s clear our thoughts and start with the earliest positioning of XNode.
November 15, 2019
5-day learning of the 22nd International Workshop on Business Incubation (IBI) has been successfully completed at XNode on November 15th, 2019!! 21 experts from different fields shared their industry learnings in the week for 23 participants from 8 countries.
November 15, 2019
On November 15th, our Singapore Startups successfully completed Demo Day! This event was powered by XNode, member of Singapore Global Innovation Alliance. The featured startups pitched their innovative businesses within the FinTech, AI, RealEstate, Retail, and Medical Technology industries.
November 13, 2019
XNode, together with Shanghai Zhangjiang Science & Technology Venture Capital, announced the launch of the Singapore Innovation Base today at SFF x SWITCH 2019 in Singapore. On the same day, XNode and RISE signed a MOU on cooperatively promoting innovation development in Southeast Asia. The launch and signing ceremony was witnessed by Enterprise Singapore and Singapore Intellectual Property Intermediary, the organizers of the Singapore FinTech Festival x Singapore Week of Innovation and TeCHnology (SFF x SWITCH) .
September 27, 2019
Slush Shanghai attracted many overseas venture capitalists, investors, and technology enthusiasts every year. Besides stage talks and onsite exchanges (and of course music and dancing), startups also come to understand the mystery of China’s speed to market! This time, XNode’s International Growth Director, Matthieu Bodin, moderated the panel discussion. Together with the speakers, they explored the characteristics of China’s unique innovation models in search for China’s next tech “unicorn”.
September 10, 2019
On 10th of Sept., 2019, the Demo Day of Italian Global Start up Program in Shanghai was held at XNode Zhangjiang. The representatives from Science and Technology Committee of Shanghai Municipality, Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai, Shanghai Technology Innovation Center, Italian Trade Agency joined the event and extended their regards to the 11 Italian teams.More info
July 12, 2019
On July 12th, the Launching Meeting of Italian Global Start up Program in Shanghai was successfully held in Shanghai Technology Innovation Center (STIC). Officials from Consulate General of Italy in Shanghai, Italian Trade Agency (ITA), Science and Technology Committee of Shanghai Municipality and Shanghai Technology Innovation Center, together with four co-organizing accelerators (i.e. Caohejing Innovation Center, XNode, InnoSpace, neoBay), entrepreneurship mentors, industrial experts as well as other local stakeholders attended the meeting to witness the initiation of the Program and discussed how to support cross-border development of startups.
June 13, 2019
Fintech Innovation has always been a hot topic. With the increase of new disruptive technology, the finance industry will evolve and flourish in the years to come. Take for instance, the development of the current 5G technology will evolve mobile payment to become safer and more convenient. Fintech innovation would promote the progress of the financial industry and trigger a chain reaction that will affect all aspects in our life. On 13th June, XNode held a special conference on Fintech Innovation Leading to Cross-Industry Changes at CES Asia 2019 (Asia Consumer Electronics Exhibition). Six distinguished guest speakers were invited to share their experiences and views on Fintech innovations through their keynote speeches and panel discussion to the crowd of audience.
May 30, 2019
Sitting in a windowed corner of a Shanghai office, Russian national Evgenii Kozunov searches for the proper analogy to capture his experience developing his business in China. “It’s like, like expanding on the Mars for Western company,” he says in English, a grin spreading across his face. “Because everything, just everything different.” Kozunov, chief business development officer at a Moscow-based enterprise that provides online tutoring for English-language learners, says his company decided to open a branch in Shanghai last year to tap into the country’s rapidly growing education market. But when that startup, named Skyeng, garnered only a handful of new customers from its early promotional campaigns, Kozunov realized that the advertising and entrepreneurial skills he had picked up overseas may not apply to the Chinese context.
May 30, 2019
China is fast closing the innovation gap. In recent years, a handful of Chinese companies garnered a great deal of attention on the global stage. As such, there has been a dramatic change in outside perceptions of the country’s capacity for innovation: what was once a question of whether China can innovate, has now become one of how it is innovating.
May 24, 2019
On the morning of May 24, the first meeting of the Singapore-Shanghai Comprehensive Cooperation Council (SSCCC) was held in Shanghai. The launch of the SSCCC on Friday was graced by its Co-Chairmen, Singapore Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat, and Mayor of the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government Ying Yong. During the meeting, Shanghai and Singapore signed five Memoranda of Understanding (MOUs) among government agencies, arbitration institutions, financial institutions, and enterprises. Among them, XNode and Enterprise Singapore signed a Memorandum of Understanding to stimulate the China-Singapore startup and innovation ecosystem.
April 17, 2019
As head of innovation for the Shanghai-based XNode powered by HighTechXL, Luuk Eliëns has devoted the past two years to helping to build scalable tech companies in China. Speaking at the recent Beyond TechHighTechXL showcase at the High Tech Campus Eindhoven, Eliëns told the audience: “China is the new frontier of innovation. Not next week, not tomorrow, but today”. Explaining that Eindhoven is generating technology that China would like to make use of, he argued that this innovative Dutch city is in a prime position to collaborate with the Asian giant from a position of strength – provided that it takes smart precautions to protect its technology.
March 29, 2019
On 23rd-24th March 2019, Hitachi Fintech & Blockchain Hackathon initiated by Hitachi and co-organized by ConsenSys and Couger has been successfully concluded in Shanghai. After 36 hours of continuous development, a total of 15 participating teams submitted their projects, covering the challenges of information sharing, KYC rules, smart payments, smart city and supply chain finance, etc. The teams used blockchain technology and decentralization concepts, as well as incorporated unique innovative ideas into their projects.
February 2, 2018
Wei Zhou, founder and CEO of XNode
Another year has passed by and we are entering the fifth year of XNode. Looking back at our previous three year-end summaries, we seem to be talking more about dreams instead of the real business world. Now I think it’s time to have a heart-to-heart talk with our team, customers and partners, sharing in sincerity what have done well and what are the lessons. Through our self-reflection at the end of the year, I hope that each of us can understand the meaning of this adventure we’ve been on and will continue on in the future.
December 28, 2018
TOKYO -- For decades the U.S. was the world's startup leader, spawning a generation of companies, especially in technology, that went on to become world leaders. But Silicon Valley is looking over its shoulder at China, and for good reason: 16,000 companies are born there every day.
December 21, 2018
XNode of People‘s Republic of China and National IT Industry Promotion Agency of Republic of Korea (NIPA) and hereby witnesses below to follow and duly execute, and enters into agreement to foster ICT-Culture & Arts Convergence startups through mutual cooperation and interaction of both parties. Both parties shall cooperate to expand interaction of ICT-Culture & Arts Convergence startups between China and Korea through information sharing, local market entry services, acceleration programs, and joint use of resources, infrastructure and promotions.
November 8, 2018
Shanghai, Nov 8, 2018 - AEYE-GO, a Chinese technology company developing intelligent checkout system based on AI technology, announced that they had received a capital investment from Sodexo Ventures, a strategic venture capital fund of Sodexo, after its 3-month acceleration by XNode. The parties will work together to further develop the innovative application for catering’s services and to improve the service quality by AI image recognition technology. Sodexo Ventures was launched in 2016 seeking new sources of future growth through investment in innovative startups. This is the first time Sodexo Ventures spread its tentacles to a Chinese tech startup. How can AEYE-GO attract the service giant Sodexo? XNode now uncovers the story of this outside-in collaborative innovation from the perspective of an accelerator.
November 19, 2018
XNode holding hands with Sodexo to embrace digital and innovation practices in Quality of Life services.
Innovation constantly changes the world and new technologies are diving into every part of our life. On Oct. 19th 2018, Sodexo Open Innovation Day has been held in Shanghai sharing the open collaboration spirits of Sodexo and the company's vision in continuously improving Quality of Life services through digital and innovation. It was also the first time that Sodexo China showcasing the accelerated projects with XNode.
September 20, 2018
“China is very entrepreneurial – 16,500 companies get registered in China EVERY DAY“. This is one of the many surprising insights that Wei Zhou, CEO of XNode, a 100% privately owned accelerator, had for us. We – a group of 20 European innovation and change consultants – visited XNode at their main office in Pudong, Shanghai.
July 6, 2018
Shanghai, June 28, 2018 – Fintech Center Korea, leading the creative economy through vitalizing Fintech ecosystem, announced its partnership with China Fintech, XNode Accelerator, and XMA Capital at Mobile World Congress Shanghai. In order to help develop the Fintech business collaboration of each country and region by selecting innovative Fintech companies and supporting them to grow as competitive global enterprises through close collaboration.
June 23, 2018
June 23rd, on the occasion of the visit of French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe in Shanghai, la French Tech Shanghai was honored to talk with the delegation led by French Secretary of State of Digital Affairs Mounir Mahjoubi and Director of la French Tech Kat Borlongan. This precious meeting was held at XNode Jing’An Space, a Corporate - Startup Innovation Accelerator and partner of La French Tech Shanghai.
June 14, 2018
XNode, as the conference partner of CES Asia, held a Corporation innovation Roundtable at CES Asia. The roundtable forum invited Zhou Wei, Founder and CEO of XNode, Kapil Kane, Director of Innovation at Intel China, Olivier Marescq, Senior Project Manager at Pernod Ricard China and Holly Yuan, Chief Operating Officer of SAP Labs China to discuss how corporations can ignite innovation in their companies.
Apr 28, 2018
It was the grand finale of a 3 month highly intensive accelerator program! In the first of its kind here, the “Open Innovation” concept of partnering startups and corporates reached fruition, through the close partnership between Pernod Ricard China, a world co-leader in wine and spirits, and XNode, a leader in Corporate Innovation in China.
April 19, 2018
Shanghai, April 19, 2018 – Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, announced its partnership with XNode, an international incubator and accelerator well associated with vibrant startup communities and corporate intrapreneurs in China.
April 4, 2018
On March 30th, the fifth round of Corporate Innovation Roundtable was successfully held by X·CIP Corporate Innovation (XNode ZhangJiang Space @VΠ NAXIAN 800). 20 large companies with a total of 40 innovative leaders participated in the roundtable with a hands-on experience of ideation workshop and speed-dating exchanges. Together we tried to break away from the conventional thinking and to explore on the theme "How to Find Intrapreneurs and Generate Ideas for Innovation". Let us review the highlights and takeaways of this roundtable.
April 4, 2018
On March 30th, XNode Pitching! 10 on Sino-Korean Content Startups powered by KOCCA LAUNCHPAD was successfully completed! The pitch competition was opened to Chinese content startups as well as international startups from Korea, Japan and Spain.
January 18, 2018
We are standing at the forefront of the innovation era in China. An era where China turns on its engine of entrepreneurship. An era where corporates are slowly opening their doors; where taking risks is encouraged; where failure is celebrated. On January 18th 2018, we organized 2018 first Corporate Innovation Roundtable at XNode.