Another week has come and gone and here at nihub Innovation Center it’s been quite a busy one. In China, we always mentioned 9-9-6.

What does this mean?

Well, it means that startups here work from 9am to 9pm, 6 days a week. Of course, this remains true for startups around the globe as we all work towards making our passion into a tangible business.

This week @ nihub, we have been working a lot to develop our Ecosystem, especially with corporation. We have met with Nokia, Geely, Lynk & Co, & HIK Vision again this week to develop our increasingly tight-knitted partnership in innovation.

Wednesday evening, we held our weekly Community Event, this time featuring the CMO of pingpong, Aaron (, as our guest speaker. As a global leader Fin-Tech, pingpong just became yet another unicorn company (Value > 1bio USD) in the Hangzhou ecosystem. Aaron shared with us his story but also how their company started from a niche market but with a strong global strategy.

Thursday morning we were off to Shanghai yet again for the second course in our CEO Training (Batch #4). The second course revolves around HR, Accounting, & Taxes in the PRC. a hot topic in China at the moment due to new tax rules and changes to social insurance policy. If you’re interested in learning more about these changes, please contact us here.

Personally, for us one of the most exciting parts of the work we do is the connection we get to make with each and every project we meet with. Coming from a variety of diverse backgrounds, our entrepreneurs have invaluable experience and knowledge across every industry and profession you can imagine, allowing us here a nihub to continuously learn, adapt, and hone our perspective on startups, innovation, and the world as a whole.

Over this past week alone, we’ve met with projects from Thailand, Israel, Italy, France, Singapore, Austria, Ukraine, HK, USA, and Korea! More than ever, we’re very proud to see China becoming an priority hub for startups around the globe.

Finally we’ve arrived to the weekend. However, if you know us you know our week is not quite over. Saturday marked the first workshop in our new co-working space ini Hangzhou. The topic this week was:“How To Start in China: From Zero To One” 

Our Hangzhou workshops are merely RMB 50 per course and our meant to offer early stage entrepreneurs and even students with the knowledge, tools, and resources necessary to turn their ideas, projects, and passion into viable businesses. For more information concerning these workshops and how to sign up, please reach out to us by sending an e-mail to

Upcoming Events:

(1) Next Wednesday, September 5th from 12:30 to 13:30: Chinese Business Class

(2) Next Wednesday, September 5th from 19:30 to 21:00: Community Night, Speaker: Julien, startup CEO of SOLF

(3) Next Thursday, September 6th from 18:45 to 21:00: Shanghai CEO Training (Batch #4) @ WeWork Labs. Marketing, Budgeting, & Forecasting

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding any of the information above, or want to learn more about nihub Innovation Center and running a startup in China, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here.