As a startup itself, XNode understands the challenges and resources needed for a startup to thrive together with corporates in this vibrant ecosystem. Through the engagement with our strong community network and by leveraging on our resources, we can innovate together.




  • At XNode, we care about real business impact, and our experience with startups as well as corporates have given us a strong portfolio in this line of work. Our scouting process marks the first step to becoming part of our innovation and entrepreneurial community, where various opportunities to engage with our networks ahead:

    Multinational Corporates are increasingly aware of the disruptive landscape in China, and they are opening their doors to startups with innovative solutions. By tapping on these corporates’ cutting-edge technologies and marketing & sales resources, selected startups can co-create innovative solutions to address today’s business challenges.

    Top executives from various industries get a chance to physically immerse in China’s unique startup ecosystem, learn more about “The entrepreneur mindset” and also discover the latest innovative technologies in China.

    On the other hand, startups can network with our corporate partners and understand the current problems faced in their disrupted industries. They can also exchange ideas and potential ways of collaboration.


    Community events help us to continuously engage with the partners in our ecosystem. These events serve as a way for our corporate partners to interact more closely with our startups, and for startups, entrepreneurs, investors and other executives to keep in touch with the latest updates in the innovative space.


    Through our periodic startup events such as our “In Your Shoes” series, our themed workshops, startups can gain exposure to the common problems faced in the ecosystem and how to address them. In Learning Expedition, besides from connecting with corporates, you also able to get connection with selected top-notch startups.

  • Pick up Your Challenges

    GAC-SOFINCO Start & Pulse

    GAC-SOFINCO Start & Pulse

    Apply to pitch (18 Oct)

    Digital Innovation in Personal  Care and Home Care

    Digital Innovation in Personal

    Care and Home Care

    Apply to pitch (30 Aug)

    Smart Port Challenge 2019

    Smart Port Challenge 2019

    Apply to pitch (9 Aug)

    SLINGSHOT 2019  Startup Competition

    SLINGSHOT 2019

    Startup Competition

    Apply to pitch (28 June)


    Start We Up  The Innovation Challenge

    Start We Up

    The Innovation Challenge

    Apply to pitch (12 May)

    Startup Tour  APAC Competition 2019

    Startup Tour

    APAC Competition 2019

    Apply to pitch (14 April)

    Imagine Chemistry 2019  The Nouryon Collaborative Innovation Program

    Imagine Chemistry 2019

    The Nouryon Collaborative Innovation Program

    Apply to pitch (8 March)

    Go Austria Spring 2019

    Go Austria Spring 2019

    Apply to pitch until February 17


    Our VS's Partners

    On a monthly basis, we connect investors with our network of startups,

    scaleups through information introduction and pitch events. Leading to 45M+ USD amount of investment done in 2018.



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