Editor’s note: This was contributed by Steven Tong, CEO of Startupbootcamp China, and Julie Yang Startupbootcamp China, Venture Analyst.

Startupbootcamp (SBC) held its inaugural China-based accelerator program in Chengdu last year. A total of 13 digital health startups, including 9 international ones, participated in the program. Through the program, startups gained much value through access to resources such as mentors, corporate partners, and investors.

However, in hindsight of the first acceleration program in China, SBC China realized that main challenges for international startups entering the Chinese market include lack of understanding of local market conditions, users, policies, regulations, industries, business habits and so forth.

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