Startup Next Shanghai

    Monday, April 13 - May 20, 2015


  1. Program Overview
  2. Schedule
  3. Speakers and Mentors
  4. Facilitating Team

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Startup Next
Shanghai

Monday, April 13 - May 20, 2015



Monday, April 13 - May 20, 2015
Program starts at 6:00 pm

Hero Center 创客中心 上海市静安区愚园东路28号东海广场3号楼1层 创客中心,(靠近常德路), 200042 上海,中国 
Shanghai, China


Applications have closed

Pre-acceleration program Startup Next comes to Shanghai

Whether you want to get accepted into a top accelerator program or raise a seed round, this hands-on mentorship program and our network of accelerators and investors can help you get there.

Startup Next has helped dozens of startups get into top accelerators and raise millions of dollars in seed funding. See our success stories and case studies.

The program consists of 3 hour weekly sessions for 5 weeks. While 5 weeks is short, we go above and beyond after the program to continue helping our alumni. Check out the session breakdown and post-program benefits.

If you have questions, check out our FAQs to understand whether Startup Next is a good fit for your startup. Feel free to reach out to shanghai@startupnext.co with other questions.

Startup Next Shanghai is run in a collaboration with 
Chinaccelerator.




Program Schedule

Monday April 13th


6:00 pm
Opening Remarks
Startup Next opening presentation and program expectations


6:10 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Accelerators, followed by a Q&A session


6:55 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by feedback from peers, facilitators, and mentors


7:40 pm
Session Recap
Learnings and expectations for next session


7:55 pm
Networking

Wednesday April 15th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Customer Development, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Wednesday April 22nd


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Pitching, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Wednesday April 29th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Product/Market Fit, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
60 sec elevator pitches by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Wednesday May 6th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Market Sizing, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the next session

Wednesday May 20th


6:00 pm
Expert Speaker + Q&A
Speaker on weekly topic - Fundability, followed by a Q&A session


6:45 pm
Team Pitches
3 min pitches with slides by teams, followed by a 3 min Q&A with mentors


7:45 pm
Team/Mentor Breakouts
Two 1:1 mentoring sessions


8:45 pm
Session Recap
Team updates and expectations for the demo day


Speakers and Mentors


Todd Embley
Program Manager, Mentor of Awesomeness and Coconuts at Chinaccelerator

这次我们从上海有幸邀请到中国加速器Chinaccelerator 项目总监 Todd Embley到成都选拔团队!作为亚洲最成功的加速器之一总监,Todd以导师身份帮助几个成功的公司比如OrderWithMe,首先他们在北京Disrupt赢了比赛,之后最近成功得到了2800万美元的投资。

As the director of one of Asia's most successful accelerators, Todd helps to mentor and develop startup teams. He has identified and nurture several successful companies, including OrderWithMe, which won Beijing Disrupt and recently raised $28 million USD in investment.



Wesley Hsu
Founder & CEO at Wesmax

Wesley is a seasoned angel investor passionate about facilitating growth and enabling young entrepreneurs to attain success in their ventures. Wesley is keen to the world’s trending technologies, business, art, and cultural affairs.http://chinaccelerator.com/mentors/wesley-hsu/


Oscar Ramos
Innovation and Strategy consultant | Adviser | Lecturer

Technology innovation and strategy consultant with 7+ years experience providing services to Multinationals and Startups in China across different industries. Telecom Engineer and PhD candidate from UPM.  Early stage investor, advisor and board member in several Chinese Technology Startups.  Active member of the Chinese entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem and mentor in accelerators across Europe and Asia. He is also guest lecturer in several programs by leading Universities and business schools.  He has experienced applying space technologies in the Communications and healthcare industriss. In his Master Thesis he used concepts of Interplanetary Internet (InterPlaNet or IPN) and Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN) in Telemedicine Networks in Rural areas of Developing countries through the project EHAS that lead to more stable, monitorizable and manageable services.


Manmeet Singh
Investment/Corporate Advisory and Education Professional

Manmeet has been an entrepreneur throughout his career. He established M&M Corporation in 2005 to provide China focused Strategy and Private Placement services to firms in Asia. In 2008 he co-founded an IT education firm in partnership with IBM, Nanjing Government, Nandasoft and Nanjing University. Since 2012 the Nanjing City Government has appointed him as consultant to help grow the Technology and Entrepreneurial ecosystem in the city.


Joe Constanty
Entrepreneur. Co-founder of UT Lab

With thirteen years under his belt of building companies of all shapes and sizes in China, Joe teamed up with Token and the Unbelievable Testing Laboratory team and instantly connected. His passion to connect people and change the world by doing awesome things has been the driving force to amplify Token’s passion to create and build products that can be used to influence and affect the lives of tomorrow’s leaders. Joe heads up all business development.


Adrian Cahill
Human Behavioural Specialist

Besides being a member of the International Coaching Federation and a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Adrian also regularly trains others in the skills of Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, NLP, Productivity, Public Speaking, Sales Copy / Technical Writing and Sales. 


Stephane Monsallier
Founder, System in Motion

After a decade in banking technology development, consulting and management, Stephane left his home country of France for Shanghai, China in 2003. He quickly put together an IT service company, to initially serve the international market rounding towards the local market later on. He is still managing System in Motion, through healthy & organic growth, constantly developing new partnerships, solutions and offers, to keep up with one of the most active and demanding markets in the world.Stephane has been fascinated by technology since the age of 10, when he first learnt to code. He likes creating opportunities for young professionals, and enforces a strong management and coaching culture in his organization. Stephane maintains a passion for entrepreneurship and start-ups. He has experience mentoring early-stage start-ups, including being a mentor at Chinaccelerator.


Mark Koester
Techstars创业項目發展經理(大中華區)/ Regional Development (Greater China), Techstars Startup Programs

Eternal Hustler in Business and in Life, Startup Ecosystem Builder, China Expert and, when all else fails, can hack stuff together on a computer. 

I'm originally from Omaha, Nebraska but have been living abroad for nearly a decade, including significant time in France, Spain, China and Southeast Asia. I'm fluent in English, French, Chinese and Spanish.


Nishtha Mehta
Founder at CollabCentral Consulting

Curious, passionate, new media creative and technology evangelist, Nishtha is committed to propel the adoption of Mobility, tech & innovation and talent skills by accelerating collaborations between brand owners, partners, tech companies and start up community. An active mentor for the startup community Chinaccelerator, Startup Next and others; keynote speaker at numerous industry forums; executive trainer running open innovation, lean start-up and growth hacking end to end programs for corporates; workshop facilitator and have received award recognitions from AME, Effies, MMA.


Jürgen Bauer
Manager Audi Tongji Joint Lab at Audi China Enterprise Management Co. Ltd.

Living in China for the 3rd time, based in Shanghai.

Since 2010 catalyzing innovation for Audi in China, and bringing fresh ideas and talent outside in, linking university and company, and deep-diving into China's startup ecosystem as a mentor.

Since 2002 understanding Chinese user needs and tailoring cars for this market as a technical project manager of A6L and A4L. Cooperating in a joint-venture environment, managing an automotive development process across partners and cultures. 

Before that various engineering positions in electronics and automotive.


Feliks Pakusevski

Gentleman Scientist for Innovation Economics. Executive MBA HULT 2015-2016. Experienced advisor for start ups, Accelerator/Incubator. Ex-Business Development Director at TheNode Accelerator&Incubator. APEC-APFC Partner and BD Director. Ambassador for FDI infrastructure in ASIA. Design Thinker and curator of the SEL Human Centered Design Club. Ex knowledge and innovation consultant at Accenture and IBM, Oracle, Asus, and many more.


Jason Wong
Founding Partner & Angel Investor, Platform88



Kevin Chen
Co-founder, italki.com

Previously, he co-founded famento.com, and worked in financial research. He is active in the Shanghai startup community through techyizu.org and xinchejian.com.
Kevin holds a degree from the London School of Economics, and Georgetown University.


XIAO Peng
CEO,Zhoumoqunaer 周末去哪儿

XIAO Peng, came back from UK in 2006 and started his career in online leisure and travel industry. He has been successfully operated three internet companies, and now he is leading more than 100 team members to make our life happier. 

周末去哪儿 Zhoumoqunaer aka Z App is a discovery platform for users in China to explore weekend lifestyles, there are more than 8,000 activities, events, exhibitions, shows, musicals, parties, travel ideas and so much more to recommend nationwide and daily in this fun App. 

Since online on beginning of 2014, there are more than 8 million users in 39 cities have experienced their wonderful weekend through Z App. We become the initiator and leader of online leisure & lifestyle industries. 


David Chen
Co-founder at AngelVest

Mr. David Chen is a seasoned entrepreneur and business leader focusing on investments and business development in China. He is a hands-on deal execution professional and has helped companies achieve their operating and transaction goals in the US and China. Mr. Chen has also been successful in advising companies on strategy, operations, M&A and fund raising alternatives.

• Investment professional with a focus on China early-stage and cross-border opportunities. Strong believer of being a value-added investor to companies and providing innovative solutions to challenging business problems. Co-founded AngelVest (www.angelvestgroup.com) with the mission of helping individual investors invest in and mentor early-stage companies in China. AngelVest has grown to be one of the largest angel investment groups in China, having provided funding to 16 companies.


Alok Somani
Managing Director at Ninety South Limited

Alok Somani is a hands-on early stage investor with over 17 years of engineering, operations and finance experience in North America, Asia and Africa. Prior to moving to Shanghai and joining PopCap, Alok worked for very large oil & gas companies in operations and finance
roles including as Finance Director for a business unit generating $1b in after tax cash-flow and as CFO for Jet-A.com.
Currently, Alok is an independent consultant providing small companies with insight, coaching and execution in finance, planning, business case development and business rhythm implementation. In addition to having two failures (well, three if the first one from 1997 is included) to his credit, Alok is on the Board of Directors at Trigger Asia and is an advisor to eKeliu and The Shanghai Race Club.Based in Shanghai.


Facilitating Team

  • Todd
    Embley
  • Sophia
    Liu
  • Mark
    Koester


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