Apply now: Shanghai Start-up Class *4th Batch

DC-Hub supports German Start-ups and SMEs to build up a China competency. The program will pay for the 2020 class’s winners return flights, co-working seats in Shanghai, access to the DC-Hub network, events, and workshops.

The submission for the 2020 class (4th Batch) is now open to Start-ups and SMEs from Germany. All applicants will undergo a first round of selecting the finalists for the pitching competition in March, 2020 in Leipzig. We will inform the finalists after sighting the applications.

The 6 winners of the pitch competition (1 person per company) will fly end of April 2020 with DC-Hub for 4 weeks to Shanghai. (The return date to Germany can be planned individually according to your schedules, minimum stay in Shanghai is 2 weeks) Continue reading “Apply now: Shanghai Start-up Class *4th Batch”

Germany-China Start-up Forum

Deutschland-China Start-up Forum
Deutschland-China Start-up Forum

Dein Start-up-Ticket nach China

DC-Hub ist eine professionelle Plattform, die einen Business- und Innovations-Austausch zwischen Deutschland und China auf Arbeitsebene ermöglicht.

Die Organisatoren laden zum Deutschland-China Start-up Forum am Donnerstag, 24. Januar 2019 im Basislager Coworking und der LVZ Kuppelhalle ein. Ab 10 Uhr gibt es verschiedene Workshops zu chinaspezifischen Themen. Ab 17 Uhr stellt das DC-Hub Team dem interessierten Publikum das Konzept des Projektes vor, geladene Speaker aus China geben Input für internationalisierungsinteressierte Unternehmer und die Alumni der Shanghai Start-up Class 2018 teilen in einer Podiumsdiskussion ihre Erfahrungen in China. Im Anschluss gibt es einen Austausch bei traditioneller chinesischer Tee-Zeremonie. Continue reading “Germany-China Start-up Forum”

Der Ritt auf dem Roten Drachen

P2 Coworking Space in Shanghai

Visiting China as a start-up? Six young companies accepted the challenge this autumn and participated in the Shanghai Start-up Class 2018 (SSUC18) which was organised by the Leipzig-based accelerator programme DC-Hub.

“We were thrilled that so many great start-ups were interested in our programme and applied to participate and the selection process was very difficult for our jury”, stated DC-Hub project leader Steve Uhlig, “being able to support such a diverse group of start-ups from all over Germany, each with their own goals and aspirations, is an important aspect of our programme.”

All participants of the SSUC18 agree that they learned a lot for themselves personally and the companies: “Matching the rapid pulse of the city of Shanghai in China, DC-Hub planned a packed schedule.”

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Pitches Shanghai Start-up Class

DC-Hub Pitches Juli 2018 © Patrick Bauer / Basislager Coworking Leipzig
DC-Hub Pitches July 2018
© Patrick Bauer / Basislager Coworking Leipzig

After exciting pitches of the Shanghai Start-up Class 2018 finalists at the Basislager Coworking Leipzig with a live circuit to Shanghai, our international jury selected six teams who now have the chance to test out their business ideas on the Chinese market. The business ideas presented by the best teams ranged from innovative medical devices, through practical solutions for the automotive industry, to smart applications for process optimization for the manufacturing industry. Continue reading “Pitches Shanghai Start-up Class”

DC-Hub Kick-off Leipzig

DC-HUB kicks off & opens for submission: “Accelerate” German Start-ups to China

On March 28, 2018 we reached the first major mile stone of the DC-Hub project: The DC-Hub Kick-Off Event in Leipzig, Germany. With 5 speakers and over 60 participants we are very happy about the reception. Building up to this one evening we had worked hard to get everyone together and arrange partners, speakers, a host and support from many more. Continue reading “DC-Hub Kick-off Leipzig”

Announcement DC-Hub Kick-off Leipzig

Your start-up ticket to China

DC-Hub is a professional platform that enables a business and innovation exchange between Germany and China at work level.
The organizers invite to the official kick-off event on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in the Basislager Coworking. Starting at 7 pm, the participants present the concept to the audience, successful German-Chinese entrepreneurs present their stories. Afterwards, all participants are invited to get together and networking at a traditional tea ceremony.

German startups and companies who are interested in China as a possible sales market or potential manufacturing facility for their products can participate in the national tender. The selected teams will receive an extensive workshop program in their home country. After intensive preparation, the participants fly to exciting Chinese start-up cities, for example to Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen. On site, they get support by DC-Hub team and cooperation partners, receive a desk in coworking spaces, get integrated in events of the startup community and get to know investors, government representatives and potential cooperation partners.


Line up

  • Opening by DC-Hub (University of Leipzig, International SEPT-Program)
    • Presentation and possibilities
  • Key Note (German-Chinese entrepreneur)
  • Keynote speech (China expert)
  • Best practice examples (entrepreneurs already successful in China)
  • Funding Opportunities (Economic Development of the City of Leipzig)
  • Get together and Chinese tea ceremony (Konfuzius Institute)


FOR : German start-ups and SMEs, for which the Chinese market is interesting

WHEN: 28.03.2018, 7pm

WHERE: Basislager Coworking, Peterssteinweg 14, 04107 Leipzig

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If you are interested, please contact us via the following form or by e-mail. Thanks.

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Universität Leipzig
International SEPT Program
Ritterstraße 9 – 13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 – 97 39763

DC-Hub Kick-off Shanghai

Schnellstraße für Start-ups

DC-Hub will Brücken bauen und Vorurteile abbauen – eine Schnellstraße für Start-ups aus China und Deutschland. Der Grundstein für die Umsetzung wurde im vergangenen Dezember 2017 gelegt: Die deutsche Delegation um Projektleiter Steve Uhlig und Yi Zhang (Uni Leipzig), begleitet von Marco Weicholdt vom Basislager Coworking Leipzig und Martin Gothe vom deutsch-chinesischen Unternehmen J.A.M. Universal organisierten das erste Netzwerktreffen deutscher und chinesischer Partner in Shanghai.

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