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上海市杨浦区彰武路100号 (近四平路) 实训楼4楼 中芬中心 100 Zhangwu Road, Shixun Building 4th floor, SINO-FINNISH CENTRE

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 1800 past events in 120 countries around the world in 2014.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!







Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products and launch startups!

Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable.  On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

Beginning with open mic pitches on Friday, attendees bring their best ideas and inspire others to join their team. Over Saturday and Sunday teams focus on customer development, validating their ideas, practicing LEAN Startup Methodologies and building a minimal viable product. On Sunday evening teams demo their prototypes and receive valuable feedback from a panel of experts.

为何参加创业周末? Why attend a Startup Weekend event?

Call us biased, but we think that there are dozens of reasons why you should come to a Startup Weekend!  Since we know your time is valuable, we’ll only list the top eight:

  • 知行合一 Education
    Startup Weekends are all about learning through the act of creating.  Don’t just listen to theory, build your own strategy and test it as you go.
  • 人脉搭建 Build your network
    This isn’t just a happy-hour. Startup Weekend attracts your community’s best makers and do-ers. By spending a weekend working to build scalable companies that solve real-world problems, you will build long-lasting relationships and possibly walk away with a job or even an investor.
  • 伙伴寻觅 Co-Founder Dating
    We all know it’s not just about the idea – it’s about the team. Startup Weekend is hands down the best way to find someone you can actually launch a startup with.
  • 技能学习 Learn a new skill
    Step outside of your comfort zone. With a whole weekend dedicated to letting your creative juices flow, Startup Weekends are perfect opportunities to work on a new platform, learn a new programming language, or just try something different.
  • 真实创业 Actually launch a business
    Over 36% of Startup Weekend startups are still going strong after 3 months.  Roughly 80% of participants plan on continuing working with their team or startup after the weekend.
  • 会面“大牛” Get face time with thought leaders
    Local tech and startup leaders participate in Startup Weekends as coaches and judges. Get some one-on-one time with the movers and shakers in your community.
  • 省钱、有料!Save money & get stuff
    这次上海创业周末活动的花费仅为¥180!(现场付款则为¥200, 出示学生证仅需¥100)活动票将包含零食、以及我们的赞助商所提供的专有资源,当然也包含你能喝下的所有饮料。
    Cost for this Startup Weekend: CNY ¥180 (¥200 at the door, with student ID ¥100). Your ticket covers snack, access to exclusive resources from our sponsors, and of course, all the soft drinks.
  • 加入全球社群 Join a global community
    Join over 100,000 Startup Weekend alumni, all on a mission to change the world.

日程表 Schedule


Jun 27
  • Registration Starts
  • Dinner & Networking
  • Welcome & Speakers
  • Pitches Start
  • Attendees vote for the top ideas
  • Teams start forming and discussing ideas
  • Start to formalize teams and take an inventory of skills. Be honest, and direct about what resources and skills are needed for the weekend. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Jun 28
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Teams formed and setting up workspace for the weekend
  • Lunch
  • Call for needs & skills
  • Coaches help teams one-on-one. They are here to help!
  • Dinner
  • Mid weekend check-in, status reports, call for help
  • Finished for the day. You may stay and work as late as the venue will allow


Jun 29
  • Arrive, simple breakfast & coffee
  • Call for help (this is self motivated, so don’t be shy)
  • Lunch
  • Coaches arrive… ASK QUESTIONS
  • Gut check. Start prepping for presentations
  • Dinner
  • Judging & awards
  • Wrapup
  • Go home!
评委 Judges

William Bao Bean

Managing Director at Singtel Innov8

William is currently a MD (Investments) for SingTel Innov8's set up in China. William began his investment career 16 years ago as a technology analyst in Taiwan. Most recently he was a partner at Softbank China & India Holdings, an early stage venture capital firm backed by Softbank of Japan and Cisco. Previously at Deutsche Bank, he was responsible for Internet and Telecom Equipment across Asia as well as China technology including telecom equipment, Internet, media, PCs, display, handsets and software. Prior to this, he covered Telecom Equipment and Digital Media companies with Bank of America Securities in San Francisco and as an associate analyst with the team covering PCs, Enterprise Hardware, Handhelds, Storage and Semiconductors at Bear Stearns in New York.

In 2006 he was ranked #3 All-Asia analyst for Technology/Software and IT Services by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia. In 2005, he was ranked #1 stock picker in Technology, Media and Telecom, and #3 overall for Hong Kong/China by Forbes/SCMP/Starmine as well as was a ranked analyst by Institutional Investor Magazine Asia. William is a regular presenter at industry conferences and has authored a number of white papers including: The Digital Home Handbook - Intelligence At The Edge and China Internet WVAS - The Second Coming. He currently sits on the boards of advisors/directors for a number of companies including, Uniqlick, Qvivo, General Mobile, Massive Impact, Le Kan, InGameAd, SRT, Socbay, Peacesoft, iTalki, Ushi, kineticONE, Angelvest and the Techyizu and Digital Matters events. He holds a BA from Bowdoin College.

Bernd Pichler

Head of Sales VW Brand at Shanghai Volkswagen Sales Company Ltd.

He is responsible for VW brand, in SAIC-VW Sales Company Ltd., Shanghai, P.R.China (Skoda and VW brand). And he and his team have already succeeded in achieving biggest single brand sales entity in the world (2013: 1.3mio cars).

He is also Co-Leader Workshop Sales&Marketing, German Chamber of Commerce.

Ben Whitter

Ben Whitter is the multi-award winning Tsunami Leader. A recognised leader within the people and organisational development field, Ben has developed thousands of people around the world, and is widely known for developing the people who develop & lead people. Ben is a key global contact for leaders and OD/HR/L&D professionals across sectors. The Tsunami Leadership philosophy will be shared with the world through his upcoming book. In China, Ben is the Organisation and People Development Manager for the University of Nottingham Ningbo (UNNC), the first foreign/Sino University to open its doors in China. UNNC is in the top 1% of global Universities and a top destination for students in China and the world.

Ben is a prolific speaker on the subjects of self-development, and meaningful leadership. He won the UK's top training honour in 2012, and is emerging as a key thought leader within his field.

You can connect & collaborate with the Tsunami Leader on LinkedIn and Twitter.

导师 Coaches

Deverick McIntyre

Deverick McIntyre is one of Asia's leading Lean Startup experts and has 10 years experience in China. He has successfully advised technology startups in China, US and Australia. This year Deverick has mentored at two Lean Startup Weekend events, and judged at the Shanghai Leadership Program and AppJamm event.

As well as his own startups he also has experience in Corporate roles. With management roles in the China's outsourcing and consulting industry, and more recently as Asia CIO of a large US steel fabricator, Deverick is well placed to understand the technology needs in the B2B sector.

Deverick graduated with an MBA and a double degree in Microelectronics Engineering and Commerce from Griffith University, Australia.

Patrick Cai

China GM, Exact Software

Brian Tam

Creativity Catalyst

Brian is the creative force behind the marketing at REV. Now, a creativity trainer and coach, he helps companies imagine new possibilities and shows them how to convert those creative sparks into powerful flames.
He is also an entrepreneur, cofounder of nuresh, Shanghai's first healthy personal catering company. You may have recently seen him and his team's award-winning film, "LISTEN. LOVE. SHARE." at Shanghai's 48 Hour Film Project in October.

Seek his guidance in the areas of:
- Ideation and brainstorming
- Vision-setting for the team
- Branding and marketing
- NABC model of pitching
- Creativity and innovation

Lynn King

Founder and Managing Director of SageVision: ReInventing Cities

Lynn is the Founder and Managing DIrector of SageVision: Reinventing Cities, a leadership consultancy in Shanghai, with over 20 years of executive and management coaching, training and consulting experience. Currently she is exploring how to leverage her professional and informal ecosystem networks to facilitate the development of her own (and others’) social innovations through technology and internet platforms that quicken the shift in human consciousness to our next evolutionary level.

Sage Vision:
Net Impact:

Shiwei Xu

CEO of Qiniu Cloud Storage

founder of ECUG.He is the recognized as Go language expert in Go language practice circle.

He has more than 10 years experience in the Internet, and he is also the founder of Kingsoft's storage labortory(which is now KuaiPan), charter member of.

The Shengda Xiang Cloud Project(which is Shengda Cloud), and the Chief Architect of WPS2005.

In 2011,he founded Qiniu Cloud Storage, and succeeded in building a new public cloud storage service.

Jimmy Keesee

Jimmy Keesee is a global technology consultant and Entrepreneur. Keesee's career in the web consulting and technology arena started more than a decade ago when he started scripting his first website and discovered the power of the internet in an analog era.

A self-professed geek, Keesee is first a technologist and an artist second. He has worked a cross multiple industries including Film & Entertainment, Advertising, Education, Publishing and Internet-based startups

Victor Lee

Technopreneur in heart and enjoy helping others by doing more and talking less. Loves design, technology and startup spirit!

组委 Organizers
Jonathan Ensslen
Alexander de Freitas
Chris WK Kim
Yung-chung Lin
Zhang Ji
Alice Dong
Elisabeth Hartwig
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