TechCrunch Shenzhen is upon us, starting in less than 24 hours from June 17 to June 20. In case you’ve missed the highlights, we present to you the ultimate guide to TechCrunch Shenzhen 2017.

TechCrunch Shenzhen is going to bring:

  • Main Stage (nearly 50 opinion leaders in tech industry)
  • Two-day Startup Alley (around 200 innovative startups from the world)
  • Two side stages (End Intelligent Sub Forum & Enterprise Service Forum)
  • Four side sessions (TechCrunch & TechNode Media Day, Startup Grind Shenzhen, Shenzhen Innovation Tour, TechCrunch x SVV x Indiegogo Hardware Demo)
  • VC Meetup (70+ VCs)
  • Press conference (Launch of 12+ new products)
  • Hackathon (Over 100 teams for June 17-18)
  • After Party

The New Beginning

Shenzhen is becoming the new starting point for China technology innovations. In addition to our time-honored sessions like Hackathon, mains stage talks, VC Meetup and Startup Alley, TechCrunch China/TechNode is going to add another layer to the definition of technology. Through a partnership with China (Shenzhen) International Fashion Tech Week, we are bringing a cross-industry gala for our audiences.

Click here for your free tickets!

June 17 to June 20

I-Factory, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

We are waiting for you to start a new journey!


  • June 17-18 — Hackathon
  • June 19-20 — Main Stage, VC Meetup, Startup Alley, Side Stages, After Party
  • June 17-21 — Side Events



Hackathon (June 17-18) has always been one of the most popular parts of TechCrunch Summit. It’s a nonstop carnival for those that live and breathe code. 24 hours of intense hacking, accompanied by a fantastic chance to present your ideas to a panel of great judges. We welcome anyone who’s passionate about tech to join, no matter if you are a developer, designer or student.

Day 1

Day 2



Challenge 1: Blockchain and bike rentals (Dianrong and Mobike)

Blockchain technology, with its distributed cloud storage and unbreakable smart contracts, could be the future! Dianrong’s blockchain lab has developed a Blockchain as a Service platform (BaaS). Together with Mobike, the leader in bike-sharing economy, we invite you to explore applications of blockchain technology in the sharing economy.

Dianrong’s BaaS (Blockchain as a service) will open their management server and BaaS Java SDK. A sample application of blockchain technology in car rental payment clearance will also be provided for reference. Additional tools and APIs that Mobike is going to offer include user binding, unlocking, riding status, order detail and account info.

Rewards: The winning group will walk away with 2 Apple Watches and 2 128G iPads. Each participating team will get a hoodie or t-shirt.

Challenge 2: E-commerce (Meet Magento Association)

Magento is an open-source e-commerce solution that can be integrated into third-party applications

Participating teams could choose from two challenges:

  1. Magneto 2 social media integrations

  2. Magneto 2 integrations with e-commerce

Teach Magento 2 E-Commerce Platform to work with Marketplaces, Example Alibaba


1st Place:

  • Listing and promotion as official Magento contributor on all channels
  • Conference tickets for Meet Magento Shenzhen 2017
  • Conference tickets for Meet Magento Germany 2018 (incl. Hotel Accommodation) or conference tickets for Magento Live Australia 2018 (worth each $500)
  • 1 Apple Watch

2nd Place:

  • Listing and promotion as official Magento contributor on all channels
  • Conference tickets for Meet Magento Shenzhen 2017

3rd Place:

  • Conference tickets for Meet Magento Shenzhen 2017

Challenge 3: Robots Loom Task

Designed by the Segway robotic team, Loomo is a programmable, movable, expandable and brand-new universal robot based on Android. Its developer edition was made to establish a comprehensive, stable and convenient robotic developer studio.

The developer edition of Loomo provides developers with software development kits and hardware expansion slots. Developers can develop creative and practical applications by freely invoking Loomo’s vision, navigation, voice, connection, interaction and hardware expansion functional modules.

Rewards: The first prize: champion will gain RMB 3000 and Ninebot One C+*1.  Every task participants will get a T-shirt designed by Hack Marathon of Robot Loomo. The publicity of Loomo’s first batch of alpha test members.

Main Stage

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Main Stage Conference (June 19-20) will include the top entrepreneurs and investors from home and abroad to share their insights on the industry. Top-notch speakers from BGI, Meitu, Mobike, ofo, NextEV and Huami will share their insights on the market. China head of Airbnb will join us for his first public speech after taking the post.

June 19


June 20


Click here for more details of the talks.


VC Meetup

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VC Meetup has become a signature part of TechCrunch Summits since its launch in 2015. Over the last two years, our VC Meetup has created opportunities for over 150 venture capital funds and over 1000 startups to exchange ideas. TechCrunch China/TechNode will bring over 70 VC partners to Shenzhen this year. Over 800 entrepreneurs will be here to present their products.

June 19 13:30 to 17:00


June 20 13:30 to 17:00


Startup Alley

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Startup Alley will invite more than 200 startups from around the world to show off their latest products and services. Startups from Singapore, Japan, Israel, Australia, the US, UK, and Germany will be showcasing their latest products. For this year, we will also have special exhibition zones for the trendy tech verticals from AI, hardware & IOT, mobile transportation to VR/AR.

Product Launch

With participants from home and abroad, TechCrunch Shenzhen is the place where you can claim attentions of partners and users from the world.

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Side Stages

End Intelligent Sub Forum

With the development trend of artificial intelligence industry, edge calculating and intelligent front-end have appeared. According to the use of public security, finance, automatic drive and robot, developing varied front end smart product will be a popular trend.

Morning of June 20

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Enterprise Service: How to succeed with custom services

Although 2C service has been the mainstream branch of TMT industry, 2B or enterprise-faced businesses are gaining momentum since 2015. At this dedicated stage for enterprise services, we invited execs from head 2B companies to share their ideas on the trends of this sector.

Evening of June 20

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TechCrunch After Party

TechCrunch is going to bring an amazing After Party to close the two-day event in style. Here, investors and entrepreneurs could have opportunities to communicate at a more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Time: June 20 night

Location: I-Factory, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

TechCrunch Side Events (June 17 to 21)

TechCrunch & TechNode Media Day

The purpose of TechCrunch & TechNode Media Day is to serve for start-ups, provide them a valuable opportunity to communicate with top-class tech-media. This time, not only the TechNode journalists will attend this Media day but also the journalists from TechCrunch come to feel the passion of the startups in China. This is also the first Media Day of TechCrunch in China.

Time: 17, June 15:00-17:00

Location: RocketSpace, Inc. (China), 38th Floor, Shenzhen Bay VC & PE Tower

Reserve you place at the event by connecting

Shenzhen Innovation Tour

It’s very hard to see the places where innovation actually happens. The interesting work takes place in labs behind locked doors and in conference rooms that require clearance to enter. On June 21st, TechCrunch China and TechNode Innovation Tour will offer you a chance to find out the leading innovation booming in Shenzhen.

TimeJun 21, 09: 00-21: 00


For more detail, please contact Will:

Startup Grind Hosts Discussing Global Connectivity for Startups

The joint efforts of Startup Grind Shenzhen, TechCrunch China and TechNode will bring you an exclusive interview with Allen Chou, CMO of RocketSpace China on how to build a global ecosystem in China.

Time: June 17, 18:00

Location: RocketSpace, Inc. (China), 38th Floor, Shenzhen Bay VC & PE Tower

You sign up at here.

Innovation Hardware Meet-up by TechCrunch x SVV x Indiegogo

TechCrunch, SVV and Indiegogo will work together to make a different innovation hardware salon on June, 21. Experienced entrepreneurs from hardware startups will talk about their unusual stories, share the difficulty what they crossed.In addition, the startup would have the chance to have face to face discussion with IDH, factories, VC and crowdfunding platforms.

Time: June, 21 —14:30-17:00 Innovations of Hardware, 18:00-20:00 Meetup with Indiegogo and VCs

Location: NO.5 Zowee Technology Building, Science & Technology Industrial Park of privately owned enterprises, Pingshan, Xili, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Sign up by connecting

F-tech week
China (Shenzhen) International Fashion Tech Week

China (Shenzhen) International Fashion Tech Week In China is launched by Fashion Tech Industry Accelerator (FTIA), an acceleration program backed by Shenzhen Industrial Design Profession Association (SIDA) and The Council of Fashion Designers of Shenzhen in 2015. Based on the theme of “Meet the Future”, the event aims to reshape the new pattern of technological innovation and is dedicated to providing solutions for “fashion and technology” cross-border innovation projects.

Venue Guide

Venue Layout

FT-week layout

Ticket Benefits


Onsite Interactions

Please follow the official WeChat account of TechNode or TechCrunch China for more onsite interactions including Wifi password, Q&A with speakers, event info and lucky draw.


Registration: 8:00AM -9:30AM

Registration Channels: Media/Student, Visitors (Two Channels), Main Stage Tickets (Two Channels), Speakers, VIP Guest

Participants must register online beforehand. QR code, or registered phone number or email can be used for admittance. Those who failed to register online could register on-site.

Attendees with media or student pass please bring your business card or student ID card.

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Location: I-Factory, Nanshan District, Shenzhen

Metro: Line 2, Shekougang Station, Exit D1, transfer to Bus Line 204 for I-Factory

Bus: Line 70, Line 204, Line m400, Line N1

Drive: Xingye Street to Haiwan Rd, go straight ahead to the Event Parkinglot.

Shuttle Bus: We provide shuttle bus at Exit D1 of Shekougang Station. The bus will leave every 15 minutes from 8:30 to 18:30
If you have other questions, you can contact us for:
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Emma Lee (Li Xin) was TechNode's e-commerce and new retail reporter until June 2022, when she moved to Sixth Tone to cover technology and consumption. Get in touch with her via or Twitter.

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