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.
December 7, 2017
This time round, 9 projects have been selected to compete for the chance to join I2R Batch 5. At I2R StartupX, the winning teams will be get to interact with several outstanding external entrepreneurs, immersing themselves in an entrepreneurial environment. They will get a first-hand experience facing front-line customers and developing new products with the potential of disrupting existing markets.
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.
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 17, 2017
With 25 years of turning business innovation into revenue, XNode is proud to present Martin Daffner as the newest member of our dedicated team. Martin will be at the helm of XNode’s new focus on the Corporate Innovation scene as our Senior Innovation Architect.