Blockchain startups born out of Chinaccelerator Batch 13

In the fast-paced tech space, it is essential for startups to keep innovating and catching up with the latest trends. While the blockchain frenzy is still in full swing, it is inevitably becoming a new direction where entrepreneurs are turning their focus. In addition to the general tendency to shift towards what’s popular in the market, the blockchain craze is fueled by its distributed nature,…

How Chinaccelerator’s latest batch is making traditional businesses sexy

If you didn’t know it yet, tech is the new sexy. There has been a surge in the development and take up of a wide range of new technologies. Many long-established industries are now using them to their advantage to make their offerings more convenient and efficient. The newest batch at the Shanghai-based Chinaccelerator has witnessed the latest addition to innovations in this trend, addressing…

3 ways Chinaccelerator Batch 11 startups monetize with KOL marketing

Chinaccelerator unveiled its Batch 11 startups at their demo day on June 14th in Shanghai. Graduates of previous batches include: Shopal, helping retailers connect with Chinese investors BitMEX, a commercially successful company enabling people in China to invest in global investment vehicles via bitcoin that recorded US$ 70 million USD volume, Chozun, helping global travelers to…

Niche Cross-border Ecommerce Startups Born Out Of Chinaccelerator Batch 10

When you think ecommerce, you probably think Alibaba, JD, Xiaohongshu, or Ymatou. However, they better be careful: there's a fresh batch of startups that are looking to disrupt the cross-border ecommerce market. William Bao Bean, managing director of Chinaccelerator “Chinese consumers have been buying those foreign products for quite some time, but they would have to go there or have daigou to…

Hustling in China as a Foreigner: Q&A with Chinaccelerator’s Todd Embley

According to Todd Embley, the Program Director of Chinaccelerator, the failure rate for startups in China is 95% - a daunting number that's even higher than the estimated failure rate for startups in general. Mr. Embley sits down with TechNode at 2016 Asia Beat Xiamen. "People don't even know how to start in Asia," said Mr. Embley in a talk at Asia Beat, an annual startup competition for…

How WeChat Can Slash Marketing Costs In China: Chinaccelerator Demo Day

Even the most careful startups can drain their funding on marketing in a tough ecosystem like China. But according to local incubator Chinaccelerator, using WeChat the right way can be the key to slashing costs. "We focus on Wechat as a platform for low-cost customer acquisition,” says William Bao Bean, the managing director of Chinaccelerator and partner at SOSV (Previously known as SOS…

Why China Is The Place To Build An Internet Startup For The Future: Chinaccelerator Managing Director

This post is part of our series Say Hello To China’s Expat-preneurs, where we will talk to a mix of foreign founders and tech veterans who have tackled China’s growing tech space and won. Stay tuned over the coming three weeks as we talk to foreign founders from Beijing to Shenzhen about what it takes to thrive in China. You can follow our updates at @technodechina, or check back here for new…

Female Founders Take The Lead At Chinaccelerator Demo Day

Chinaccelerator, an SOSventures accelerator presented its ten startups yesterday for judging after a 90-day intensive program. The China-based competition is globally unique in a few aspects, not only does it host startups from a range of foreign backgrounds as well as China, but it also has a 50% female founder participation rate. And at the wrap up of yesterday's pitch session, the top three…

Ten Awesome Startups from Chinaccelerator Batch VI

Chinaccelerator, one of the most active startup accelerators in China, kicked off the demo day for its latest batch this Tuesday. Ten projects covering a broad range of industries showcased their products in front of a throng of investors, mentors, fellow entrepreneurs and reporters. The ten startups are run by teams with international backgrounds and passion for entrepreneurship. Here’s a…

Chinaccelerator Graduates Nine New Startups in Shanghai

After moving from Dalian to Shanghai at the beginning of this year, startup acceleration program Chinaccelerator unveiled the fifth batch of nine startups running through its three-month project. Most of the startups are founded by foreign entrepreneurs with their own insights on Chinese market or Chinese with overseas backgrounds. The nine startups are engaged in a wild variety of industries…