Digital Startup Class

Aufgrund der aktuellen Reisebeschränkungen bieten wir euch eine digitale Version der Startup Class an.

Die Teilnahme an der Digital Startup Class ist offen für alle interessierten deutschen Startups.

Folgende Online Workshops, Webinare und Panels haben wir für euch zusammengestellt:


Unternehmen gründen im chinesischen Startup Ökosystem

Erik wird Chinas Startup- und Innovations-Ökosystem vorstellen und erläutern, wie Technologie zur inoffiziellen Religion Chinas wurde. Das Webinar gibt Einblicke in Themen wie:

  • Übergang von “Copy to China” zu “Copy from China”
  • Beispiele und Gedanken zu Frontier-Technologien, die reale Anwendungsfälle oft zuerst in China finden
  • Lektionen aus dem chinesischen Startup-Ökosystem, die wir nicht vom Silicon Valley lernen können
  • Ähnlichkeiten und Unterschiede der in China und Europa entstandenen Innovationen während COVID-19
  • Aktive chinesische und europäische Venture-Investmentfonds

Erik Ackner
Startup Community Builder

Donnerstag, 09.07.2020
18:00 Uhr (German time, GMT+2:00)


Intellectual Property Rights in China

  • China’s IPR Strategie
  • Überblick zu gerichtlichen und administrativen IP Verfahren
  • Strategien zur Markenanmeldung
  • Strategien zur Markenverteidigung
  • Strategien zum Schutz von IP im Unternehmen

Prof. (NNU/XHU) Dr. Frank Hammel
Rechtsanwalt, Fachanwalt für gewerblichen Rechtsschutz

Donnerstag, 16.07.2020
10:00 Uhr (German time, GMT+2:00)

Web-Seminar #5

Chinese Market Entry, from 0 to 1

  • Identify your ideal customers
  • Scaling up for B2B and B2C
  • Channels to leverage to kick off initial traction
  • How to scale up

Chris Zhang
Growth Manager, Chinaccelerator

Dienstag, 21.07.2020
10:00 Uhr (German time, GMT+2:00)



So geht IT-Expansion nach Fernost

  • Der Markt in China
  • Alibaba (Cloud Services in China)
  • Herausforderungen bei der IT-Expansion nach China
  • Konkrete Anwendungsfälle / Beispiele
  • Vodafone PACESETTER

Alexander Leenen
Senior Project Manager Vodafone Cloud & Hosting, Vodafone

Dienstag, 11.08.2020
10:00 Uhr (German time, GMT+2:00) – 16:00 Uhr (Shanghai time, GMT +8:00)
Dauer: 1 Stunde


Cross Cultural Communication

  • Autonomous Driving Trends in China
  • What is Culture
  • Communication & Cross Cultural
  • Diversity of Culture
  • Cross Cultural at Workplace in Shanghai

Stella Wang
HR Manager East China & Shanghai, Veoneer

Dienstag, 29.09.2020
10:00 Uhr (German time, GMT+2:00) – 16:00 Uhr (Shanghai time, GMT +8:00)

Sprache: Englisch

Web-Seminar series: First steps for startups entering the Chinese market

Especially in times of Corona and Home Office we want to stay in contact with all companies and start-ups interested in China and look forward to the time after the crisis. Therefore we have created a webinar series with Martin Gothe, China expert and partner in the DC-Hub Office Shanghai.

This series is intended to give first insights into China business, answer further questions and initiate and promote the exchange between interested parties. From 7 April onwards, there will be a weekly webinar. We are looking forward to lively participation.

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Web-Seminar: German Healthtec Startup in China (Online panel)

In cooperation with the AHK Shanghai, DC-Hub will host a webinar on the topic of German Healthtec in China as an online panel.

The founder of the AI & Hardware Startup diafyt and participant of the first Shanghai Startup Class Thomas Wuttke will share his experience about his experience in internationalizing his company in China.

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Apply now: Shanghai Start-up Class Batch 4

Unfortunately we had to postpone the dates for the trip of the Shanghai Startup Class Batch 4 indefinitely due to the spread of the coronavirus. In the meantime we offer you a Digital Startup Class.

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

The submission for the 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 Leipzig. We will inform the finalists after sighting the applications.

The 6 winners of the pitch competition (1 person per company) will fly with DC-Hub for max. 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 Batch 4”

Review: Shanghai Startup Class, Batch 3

“To summarize, the time here with DC-Hub was very well invested in terms of catching up with the startup scene in Shanghai, getting to know about China and E-commerce and last but not least getting a deeper understanding about the development, drivers and culture of the biggest nation in the world.” Dr. Doreen Max, Blugento GmbH.

Shanghai view from Gopher Center, Headquarter AHK Shanghai

The third Batch of the Shanghai Startup Class, organized by DC-Hub, took place in Shanghai from 9th September to 9th October 2019. Once again, startups from all over Germany had applied, of which the following the jury selected to be part of the batch: Blugento GmbH, landopay, NetLume by idatase GmbH, Track your offer and Symate GmbH.
The startups had the chance to dive deeply into the Shanghai startup and innovation ecosystem and got the opportunity to engage with the international key players of the scene.

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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”