A Curated Guide to Beijing’s Startup Scene

DANIEL HSU | July 1, 2018

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Previously, I described Beijing resources for the earliest stages of an entrepreneur’s journey: ideation and incorporation. Below, I continue where I left off, listing organizations that work selectively with incorporated startups to get them ready for funding and scale. With an idea, team, and legal entity in place, a newly formed startup will next need to prove out its business model, especially if they hope to convince investors to provide capital for growth. Various actors in Beijing offer programs to help at this point. Understanding the core motivations of these actors is helpful when considering your options. Some take fees, plain and simple. Some seek startups for their sponsors. Others take equity, owning a small piece the startups they work with. Programs are grouped below accordingly.

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