Time to go to China!

With a bit of help from The Mighty Eagle, everybody in Finland and elsewhere in the Nordics is starting to grasp how important China and the Chinese market is for their own future success.

To help you with this, we teamed up with China Start! programme of Shanghai’s Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, whose next programme is due Nov 21-25. With ARCTIC code there is a 10% discount on the course fee.

So, what’s on offer?

When entrepreneurs think about expanding, most focus on growing their presence in Europe or going internationally to the US. However, over the years, China is presenting itself as a more exciting option. China’s leadership has declared its intention to invest $1.25 trillion USD over the next ten years as part of its 13th Five Year Plan in order to provide the blueprint for long-term social and economic policies based on innovation and entrepreneurship. China’s VC, PE and angel investors have a huge appetite for the high tech products and services that Europe is notoriously good at creating and developing. However, there was no easy way to connect Europe’s entrepreneurs and China’s vast pool of investors.

The Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) saw this gap; the lack of a bridge to connect Europe’s innovative entrepreneurs and China’s investors. That is why CKGSB created the China Start program.

China Start has given global entrepreneurs the opportunity to receive the ultimate standard of China insight knowledge during a 5-day intensive course. Attendees receive lectures from China’s economy experts (the CKGSB faculty), pitch to international institutional and angel investors, and have the opportunity to visit global conglomerates Alibaba, Tencent and JD.com. China Start, the first program of its kind has truly opened the doors for the world’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs, allowing them to gain a first-hand experience of China’s vast and exciting market.

“Changed my life; business-wise and personally. Now I need to learn Chinese! 100% satisfaction, truly a great program,” said Aki Soudunsaari from Naturvention, who attended the first programme in September.

For a startup probably one contact could make the change there – these are the invited investors:


So for the one-week China deepdive the next programme is due Nov 21-25. And remember, with ARCTIC code there is a 10% discount on the course fee.