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.
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.
December 14, 2017
Known as one of the largest Fintech competition in Asia, Fintech Finals 2018 (FF18) Shanghai Semi-final pitch was concluded last week at XNode's JingAn space. The event served as a great testbed for startups to validate their ideas and theories in the field of financial technology.
October 27, 2017
Intel’s I2R StartupX has officially launched in XNode Corporate Innovation Hub. StartupX is the natural next step for I2R, aimed to take Intel’s intrapreneurs out of the corporate nest, guide them to think and act like startup founders, and help them close their first sale faster.
October 18, 2017
“XNode Pitching! 9” / The 9th Tech50 Pitch Competition: Retail Innovation Pitch has ended on a high note. Similar to previous pitching organized by XNode, these events were held with the objective of encouraging an active ecosystem of ideas and innovation. This time, XNode, together with Tech50, had the chance to host this event with the theme focused on retail innovation.
October 17, 2017
"On October 12, Xnode participated in one of Europe's largest events on entrepreneurship. The "innogeneration day" took place in Paris, with several thousands of participants: entrepreneurs, managers, investors, government officials, academics, etc...
September 19, 2017
On September 19th, we hosted 2017 Zhangjiang MNC Open Innovation Forum at XNode Zhangjiang Space @VΠ NAXIAN 800. This event was held in line with this year's China Debuts 'Mass Entrepreneurship, Innovation Week', reflecting the theme of “Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Gathering New Development Momentum”.
September 19, 2017
XNode, a Startup Accelerator and Corporate Innovation Hub in Shanghai, is delighted to welcome Intel’s I2R Startup X to our innovative corporate community. I2R Startup X is designed to give Intel China employees a unique perspective into the inner workings of startup world. It will be located at our Jing’An co-working space where Intel teams will accelerate their internal projects outside of familiar corporate walls. This initiative aims to foster a culture of entrepreneurship, collaboration and co-creation amongst the corporate innovators by completely immersing them within the vibrant startup ecosystem.
July 20, 2017
Building on the success of the first Corporate Innovation Roundtable, a series of Corporate Innovation Roundtables, CEO breakfasts and networking events will be launched over the coming months.
June 13, 2017
On June 8, FashionEX, together with XNode and Takumi Innovators, discussed the new trends in Asia's fashion technology, with fans and entrepreneurs from the industry at CES Asia. We identified key issues, opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Topics cover the combination of fashion and technology, the new clothing materials, functional and conceptual focus and the development direction of online and offline retailor experiences.
April 21, 2017
XNode is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with HighTechXL, a well-known and successful European accelerator. Together, we aim to establish an Open Innovation hub for both corporates and startups alike in Shanghai, China. This is made possible by promoting and leveraging on XNode’s and HightechXL’s high-quality resources.
March 2, 2017
Last Wednesday XNode had a crowded house as we hosted our “XNode Pitching! 7”. We were honored to have 5 brilliant startups from different fields and industries pitch at XNode and try their best to impress our board of judges.
February 24, 2017
On 13th February 2017, the first cohort of startups arrived at the Australian Landing Pad in Shanghai. 3 startups have now commenced their 90-day residency at XNODE, with the remaining two joining in the coming weeks.
December 17, 2016
ChinaTech Day - Fintech Summit was successfully held in Shanghai on December 17th. The 1-day summit covered 6 topics which included current industry practices, trends and future development of Fintech. This rapidly expanding industry event attracted over 600 engineers and key financial industry players. The event was organized by Geekbang and XNode, supported by Science and Technology Commission of Jing’an District of Shanghai, to explore and define the scope of Fintech in China.
December 6, 2016
Initiated by Geekbang & XNode, ChinaTech Day refers to a series of activities aiming to build partnerships within the industry, showcase the competitiveness of Chinese technology, share practical experiences, promote technological dissemination and innovation, and connect Chinese tech experts with the world. After Tokyo last year, Chinese CTOs are meeting their peers in San Francisco. The journey details on the link below.
November 24, 2016
Constantijn van Oranje, Prince of the Netherlands visited XNode on November 24 to promote the country’s startup ecosystem ‘StartupDelta’. The ecosystem helps to garner, connect and strengthen the country’s thriving startup eco-system, a place to grow innovative companie
November 18, 2016
November 18, JingAn district coworking space union has officially been announced and the First Plenary Meeting of the Council successfully held. This union is led by XNode and made up of 32 members: coworking spaces, service providers and startup platforms.
November 15, 2016
On November 15th, 7 Fintech startups competed in the Fintech (FF17) Pitch Competition semi-finals in Shanghai.
Darc Matter, a global Fintech platform that streamlines the capital raising process for asset managers and provides investors with transparent, direct access to funds won the first prize: a $2,000 prize, free access to XNode space for 2 months and to attend to the FF17 Hong Kong Final. With Quancept and DATA88 ranking second and third.
October 31, 2016
We had the privilege to spend the day at Slush and connect with some of the leading players in Shanghai’s startup ecosystem. There were exceptional speeches and a great audience in attendance. It was so much fun connecting with all the various startups and other entrepreneurs.
October 31, 2016
Geekbang and XNode's strategic cooperation signing ceremony was held at Slush Shanghai on October 31st. Geekbang, an IT learning service provider and XNode, an international startup accelerator, will work together to further strengthen business partnerships in the growing tech community in China. Together, they will help tech experts start and grow their own startups and will cooperate on corporate innovation services, to help large corporations transform and adapt to the increasingly disruptive tech business world.
September 7, 2016
The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has officially opened the Australian Landing Pad at XNode's Accelerator and coworking space in Shanghai. The Shanghai Landing Pad is one of five global hubs helping Australian startups innovate, accelerate, and go global.
August 26, 2016
This time for XNode Pitching! we teamed up with Seedstars World to give the participating startups a chance to pitch on the world stage. It was a tight competition, with ed-tech startup C-Lap taking home to top prize. They'll be heading to Switzerland later this year for the finals.
August 13, 2016
Whether you're just looking for some desk space and internet access for the day or something larger but temporary to accommodate your (soon to be) million dollar start-up, Shanghai offers a decent range of coworking spaces to suit your needs. Here's a big list of some of the better and well-known coworking spaces in the city, and what they're offering.
August 11, 2016
XNode has already been honored to receive several important visitors this month. The guests were some of the government heads from the JingAn District Commission of CPC, the District Government of Jingan, and the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai.
April 15, 2016
Ginmon from Germany secured 1st place and Quan’s cute character earned them 2nd place. Both have won a free stay at XNode and are already in discussions with investors from our panel.
April 1, 2016
Organized by mediaman, KapronAsia, China FinTech and XNode StartUp accelerator the event was designed to provide attendees with information about the latest trends in financial technology, the future of innovation for banks in China, and the approach being taken in response to the new competition.
March 2, 2016
XNODE is excited to announce an official strategic partnership with VELVET digital strategy and activation agency. VELVET is a China-born, French-led digital strategy and activation agency serving luxury and premium brands.
February 6, 2016
2016 is a big year for us, we’re diversifying the XNode brand into new markets and unveiling our new Corporate Innovation Services project. We’re continuing to expand our global presence by connecting new overseas incubators/accelerators (Rocketspace, NUMA, etc.), more of the worlds leading professional services teams (Roland Berger, King & Wood Mallesons, Deloitte, etc.), and even more domestic/international VCs (e.ventures, etc.).
All this, while still preparing the best working spaces in the top locations in Shanghai, with spaces on Donghu Lu and North Bund set to open their doors later this year.
December 9, 2015
StartupEast is the first Israeli-pan-Asian startup accelerator and microfund, which goal is to create and nurture successful joint startups across the continent.
December 4, 2015
Last night we privilege to hold the Monthly Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Workshop, welcoming some of the biggest names in the Shanghai entrepreneurial world to our XNode space in Jing’an. I think it goes without saying, we were pretty excited to host them.
November 3, 2015
As one of the best tech summit around the world, TechCrunch Event is always a best opportunity for startups, investors, incubators get the latest trend.On Nov.3rd, the TechCrunch Beijing come again and XNode set a big booth to welcome everyone in the center of China.
October 30, 2015
After almost 2-month preparation, XNode launched our first demo day-XNode Pitching! on Oct 30th. XNode take fully charge of each segment including BP screening, pre-pitch coaching, judge inviting.The final chosen 8 teams come from four countries including China, USA, Japan and South Korea, and 6 judges are all partners from top VC. XNode is always hoping to maintain the service provided to startups with top quality.
August 16, 2015
Together with Google, the 12-days Google Entrepreneur Summer Camp started in XNode space, the students from top universities across the whole country will get full package training including marketing, programming, UI/UX design, etc.