Editor’s note: This was contributed by Loic Kobes, co-founder and CEO of Coolhobo, a company that leverages AR and VR to create new shopping experiences in-store and at home.

Shenzhen embodies the rapid transformation China has been going through during the last 35 years. From a fisherman village to the capital of tech, innovation, and entrepreneurship, the city is at the frontline of China 4.0 economy. TechCrunch/Technode organized its first event there and brought their standards with them: massive, qualitative, English-speaking and fun.

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