market opportunities in China

MIT-CHIEF China Trip is a fully-sponsored 10-20 days trip for entrepreneurs who are interested in exploring business opportunities in China. China Trip provides a unique opportunity for US based entrepreneurs to get involved in the Chinese entrepreneurial community and to explore market opportunities in China. Participants will have a chance to meet and connect with government officials, industry leaders and potential investors.

Since 2013, around 70 startups from North America have joined the annual China Trip, visiting cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Nanjing, Tianjin, Wuxi, Qingdao and Hong Kong. They have gotten more than 100 million CNY investment to date. More than 10 teams managed to land in venture parks in China; 5 teams got million-level investment directly from the trip; over 80% of the teams are still collaborating with the venture parks closely. In addition, 2 teams from Y-combinator and 6 awarded teams from MassChallenge joined previous China Trip program.      


2018 China Trip

【Time】             June 25th, 2018 - July 6th, 2018
【Duration】       About 10 days
【Destinations】 Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Hangzhou

【Description】   China Trip Program focuses more on the pitch opportunities, Chinese                                               incubators/accelerators onsite visit and investors matching. All industries and all                             stage of startups are welcome to apply for.


2017 China Trip

Where we've been?

For the current curriculum year, we expect to hold two China Trips, in mid-May and late June respectively (exact schedule TBD). Two trips will cover different major cities in China. Applications from entrepreneurs who are interested in establishing and expanding their ventures in China are warmly welcomed. We will admit up to 15 start-up teams to join each trip with one representative per team. Spoken Chinese is not required but highly recommended. All travel-related expenses (i.e., transportation, accommodation and meals) will be covered.


Trip Schedule:

June 24 - June 26     Hangzhou

June 27 - June 28     Wuxi

June 30 - July 1        Guiyang

July 4 - July 8           Beijing & Baoding

July 10 - July 12        Shanghai


Spectacular Moments


2016 China Trip

Where we've been?


Trip Schedule:

June 22 - June 24     Shanghai

                              Public roadshow & Jiading Innovation Park

June 25 - June 27     Chengdu

                              China-Chengdu Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fair

                                Roadshow in Wuhou District

                                Roadshow in Shuangliu District

June 27 - June 30     Beijing

                                Meetings with major VC investors

July 1 - July 3           Shenzhen

                                Public roadshow & local companies and incubators

                                Visit Pingshan District


Spectacular Moments