The very first StartupWeekend Shanghai arrives on July 22-24. Participants will experience 72 hours of an amazing startup race in which to generate high quality product to present. “No talk, all action!”


Over 100 participants have already signed up for StartupWeekend Shanghai and 65% have original ideas. The organizers are expecting about 200 participants and over 80 high quality startup ideas for the event. Sign up now! http://shanghai.startupweekend.org/


Here are a few stats on StartupWeekend around the world:
• 12,000 global participants in 2011;
• 79.8% of participants continued their project after the event;
• 85% of them stayed with their team from the Weekend;
• Over 27000 participants to-date.


StartupWeekend events average 15 teams and 50 startup ideas that create 12 real startups at the end of weekend. The event is not limited to techies only, but rather welcomes anyone with a great idea to attend and make that idea a reality. Here’s our write-up of the latest StartupWeekend event in Beijing.


The gold sponsor for the event is Shanda Innovations, one of China’s top startup incubators also headquartered in Shanghai. A keynote speech is expected from the Dean of Cloud Computing, He Gang, who is also the judge for Shanda Innovations’ own international startup competition. The silver sponsor is SunDNS.


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