Finest Bay Area Goes Greater Bay Area

  • Guangzhou August 5-6.
  • Shenzhen August 7-8.
  • Hong Kong August 9-10.
  • Macau August 11

The startup community in Finest Bay Area is together going to the Greater Bay Area, the fastest growing bay area in the World to create long lasting friendship and business. You are invited! Answer the survey and we will be in touch with you!

What can you expect

World top class networking with local Chinese entrepreneurs and investors and expats who have made their way in the Greater Bay Area as well as the FinEst Bay community
Special events tailored for the coming entrepreneurs with the local community in the visited cities as well as special entrance to Slush-Shenzhen
Unforgettable experience going through 4 different Asian iconic cities in seven days
Life-long learning of the Chinese and Greater Bay Area business culture and as well as the business opportunities it withholds
Practical and concrete approach: Objective for each participant is to find a partner in self-defined area which you are supported in advance

Greater Bay Area?

“If the initiative develops according to plan, the region will be transformed from “The Factory of the World” to a dynamic hub of innovation and services with a GDP of US$4.62 trillion by 2030. This could mean the PRD overtaking rival bay areas in Tokyo, New York, and San Francisco to become the biggest in the world in terms of GDP.”

  • Over 80% of World’s electronics are build in the direct vicinity of Shenzhen
  • Two legislative systems enable both making business in China and setting up IPRs in Hong Kong
  • Tencent, Huawei and ZTE have their headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangzhou has Wechat, which is developing their own OS to challenge Android and IoS opening new markets



  • World class technology and startups on smart mobility, drones, social media, internet applications and many other. Hong Kong alone has almost 2000 startups and most unicorns compared to capita.
  • Shenzhen aiming to install 7000 5G stations and begin the commercial pilots by the end of the year 2019. Guangzhou already has 5G stations on its bus stops and in its international airport
  • Multiple smart city projects are supported by close cooperation with startups and huge governmental funds
  • Cities compete fiercely on getting the best entrepreneurs on board, various different services and investments are provided

Tencent is an internet-based technology and cultural enterprise headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Founded in 1998, Tencent’s

mission is to “improve the quality of life through Internet value-added services”. This will be done via the delivery of integrated internet solutions to billions of netizens through its “user oriented” business philosophy.

Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.  is a Chinese multinational technology company that provides telecommunications equipment and sells consumer electronics including smartphones[2], headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

WeChat (Chinese: 微信; pinyin: About this soundWēixìn; literally: ‘micro-message’) is a Chinese multi-purpose messaging, social media and mobile payment app developed by Tencent. It was first released in 2011, and by 2018 it was one of the world’s largest standalone mobile apps by monthly active users,[9][10] with over 1 billion monthly active users (902 million daily active users). Described as one of the world’s most powerful apps by Forbes, it is also known as China‘s “app for everything” and a “super app” because of its wide range of functions. In addition to China, it is also the most popular messaging app in Bhutan.

Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd., trading as Denza, is an automobile manufacturing company headquartered in Shenzhen, China, specialising in luxury electric cars and an equally owned joint venture between BYD and Daimler AG. Founded in May 2010, as of late 2014 the company produces a single model with an all-electric range of up to 300 km (190 mi). The car was initially put on sale in selected Chinese cities only.[2]

Ping An Insurance known also as Ping An of China (Chinese: 中国平安; pinyin: Zhōngguó Píng Ān), full name Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. is a Chinese holding conglomerate whose subsidiaries mainly deal with insurance, banking, and financial services. The company was founded in 1988 and has its headquarters in Shenzhen. “Ping An” literally means “safe and well”. Ping An Insurance is one of the top 50 companies in the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

OnePlus Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., commonly referred as OnePlus, is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer based in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It was founded by Pete Lau (CEO) and Carl Pei in December 2013. The company officially serves 34 countries and regions around the world as of July 2018.[2] They have released numerous phones, amongst other products.

BGI (Chinese: 华大; pinyin: Huádà), known as the BGI Group, is a genome sequencing company, headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.[2][3] It was formed in 1999 to participate in the Human Genome Project, and is the world’s largest genetics research center.[4] It is considered to be world’s leader in gene-sequencing services, also sequencing genomes of other animals, plants and microorganisms.[5] In 2013 it bought Complete Genomics in Mountain View, California for US$118 million, and develops, manufactures and markets genome sequencing technology.[5]

Some bigger companies and notable startups in the Greater Bay Area

Our mission is to revolutionize the future of transportation by building the safest and most reliable technology for autonomous vehicles. Armed with the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence, we aim to deliver our technology at a global scale. We believe our work has the potential to transform lives and industries for the better.


A global perspective

We are deeply passionate about reaching a global audience, starting with our two home countries: China and the United States. With offices and development teams in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Guangzhou, we are well on our way towards achieving that goal.

YY (Chinese: YY语音) is a major Chinese video-based social network with over 300 million users. It features a virtual currency which users earn through activities such as karaoke or creating tutorial videos and which is later converted to real cash. Launched in 2005 as (NASDAQYY), it originally targeted gamers, before broadening to include video streaming and chat features for uses such as concerts, fashion and sports. Users exchange “virtual roses” as a form of currency, with top users said to earn as much as $20,000 per month.[1][2] In November 2012, YY was listed on the NASDAQ.

Vipshop (Chinese: 唯品会; pinyin: Wei Pin Hui) is a Chinese company that operates the e-commerce website (formerly specializing in online discount sales. Vipshop is based out of Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, and was listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 23rd, 2012. [1][2] As of 2017, Vipshop had 52.1 million customers, and there were 269.8 million orders for the year 2016.[3] Following Tmall and, it is now the third largest e-commerce site in China.

HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) is the No.1 game live streaming platform in China. We have the largest and most active game live streaming community in terms of average MAUs, and average daily time spent on mobile app per mobile active user in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2017, and the largest number of active broadcasters in 2016 and 2017, according to a report by Frost & Sullivan, which was commissioned by us. As the pioneer and market leader, we are well positioned to expand further in the rapidly growing game live streaming market in China. We cooperate with e-sports event organizers, as well as major game developers and publishers, and have developed e-sports live streaming as one of the most popular content genres on our platform. Building on our success in game live streaming, we have also extended our content to other entertainment genres, such as talent shows, anime and outdoor activities.

NetEase, Inc. (simplified Chinese: 网易; traditional Chinese: 網易; pinyin: WǎngYì) is a Chinese Internet technology company providing online services centered on content, community, communications and commerce. The company was founded in 1997 by Ding Lei. NetEase develops and operates online PC and mobile games, advertising services, email services and e-commerce platforms in China. It is one of the largest Internet and video game companies in the world.[7]

Established in 2014, EHang is an intelligent autonomous aerial vehicle company with integrated capacities of R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, headquartering in Guangzhou, China. EHang is awarded by the international business magazine Fast Company as one of the “Most Innovative Companies” and ranked into the top 3 companies across the world’s UAV industry.
With the mission of “let humankind fly freely like a bird”, EHang provides customers from various industries with user-friendly, safe, intelligent and efficient autonomous aerial vehicles (AAV) and various solutions, including urban air mobility solutions, smart city management solutions, aerial media solutions, and other commercial solutions.
As the forerunner of cutting-edge UAV technologies and application models in the global civil drone industry, EHang consistently explores the boundaries of the sky to make the flight benefit our better life in the smart city. is an online taxi search website in China which was founded in Guangzhou in 2011.

Business users can use to search car rental information for designated driving, car chartering, and wedding celebrations in more than 200 cities in China. It aims to provide favorable renting search and booking services for overseas regions, giving business users many different travel choices.

With convenient, humanized, and advanced search technology, integrates information about car renting from the internet and provides users with real-time car renting price checks and comparisons.

In order to make the traditional hardware devices connect to the internet, the machine has to be integrated with a Wi-Fi communication module that has been pre-complied Gizwits communication protocol package named GAgent. In this case, the machine’s data can upload to Gizwits platform to forward to show in the App or management system. The App or management system can remotely control and monitor the machines.

is the area covering several major cities in Northern-Europe. We will come together to Greater Bay Area as a community. With the future plans coming to life the our cities will be even more closely bound together in common goals and fast rail-connections.

FinEst Bay Area is the connector point in the Heart of Eurasia, with the best straight flights to both West and East. We have several famous companies and startups including Skype, Spotify, Volvo, Supercell, Rovio, Transferwise, Nokia, Kone and Ericsson. World’s top technology knowledge in fields like AI, IoT, 5G and Lasers.

Visionary development project for the future connectivity of the Finest Bay Area

A platform to invite China to meet Europe in the hearth of Eurasia. more details on

Successful startups and big corporations from Finest Bay Area

Skype (/skp/) is a telecommunications application that specializes in providing video chat and voice calls between computers, tablets, mobile devices, the Xbox One console, and smartwatches via the Internet. Skype also provides instant messaging services. Users may transmit text, video, audio and images. Skype allows video conference calls.

At the end of 2010, there were over 660 million worldwide users, with over 300 million estimated active each month as of August 2015.[7] At one point in February 2012, there were 34 million users concurrently online on Skype.[8]

First released in August 2003, Skype was created by the Swede Niklas Zennström and the Dane Janus Friis, in cooperation with Ahti Heinla, Priit Kasesalu, and Jaan Tallinn, Estonians who developed the backend that was also used in the music-sharing application Kazaa. In September 2005, eBay acquired Skype for $2.6 billion.[9] In September 2009,[10] Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced the acquisition of 65% of Skype for $1.9 billion from eBay, which attributed to the enterprise a market value of $2.92 billion. Microsoft bought Skype in May 2011 for $8.5 billion. Skype division headquarters are in Luxembourg, but most of the development team and 44% of all the division’s employees are still situated in Tallinn and Tartu, Estonia.[11][12][13]

Supercell is a Finnish mobile game development company based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in May 2010, the company’s debut game was the browser game, and after its release in 2011, Supercell started developing games for mobile devices. Since then, the company has fully released five mobile games: Hay Day, Clash of Clans, Boom Beach, Clash Royale, and Brawl Stars, which are freemium games and have been very successful for the company, the first two generating revenue of $2.4 million a day in 2013.[4]

Following its rapid growth, Supercell opened additional offices in Tokyo, Beijing, San Francisco, and Seoul.


Spotify Technology S.A. (/ˈspɒtɪf/) is a Swedish media-services provider founded in 2006. The company’s primary business is its audio streaming platform that provides DRM-protected music and podcasts from record labels and media companies. As a freemium service, basic features are free with advertisements or automatic music videos, while additional features, such as improved streaming quality, are offered via paid subscriptions.

Launched on 7 October 2008, the Spotify platform provides access to over forty million tracks.[6] Users can browse by parameters such as artist, album, or genre, and can create, edit, and share playlists. Spotify is available in most of Europe and the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Africa and Asia, and on most modern devices, including Windows, macOS, and Linux computers, and iOS, Windows Phone, and Android smartphones and tablets.[7][8] As of April 2019, it had 217 million monthly active users, including 100 million paying subscribers.[9]

Spotify is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. Since February 2018 it has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange. In September 2018, the company moved its New York offices to 4 World Trade Center[11].

Rovio Entertainment Oyj (formerly Relude Oy and Rovio Mobile Oy) is a Finnish video game developer based in Espoo. Founded in 2003 by Helsinki University of Technology students Niklas Hed, Jarno Väkeväinen and Kim Dikert, the company is best known for the Angry Birds franchise. Released in December 2009  Angry Birds, Rovio’s 52nd game, a puzzle game where a bird is flung at pigs using a slingshot for the iPhone; it reached No. 1 spot in the Apple App Store paid apps chart after six months, and remained charted for months after.[3]

TransferWise is a UK-based money transfer service launched in January 2011 by Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus with headquarters in London and offices in a number of cities including Tallinn, New York and Singapore.[2][3][4] The company supports more than 750 currency routes across the world including GBP, USD, EUR, AUD and CAD, and provides multi-currency accounts.[2] In 2018 TransferWise’s net profit reached $8 million[5] and its customer-base reached 4 million, who collectively transfer around $4 billion per month.[6]

The concept was to match transfers with other people and then have a small commission while using the inter-bank mid exchange rate, unlike traditional currency transfers where there are buy and sell rates and the broker takes the difference between the two.

In Finland, Varjo Technologies is taking daring steps in the world of VR and AR – an industry that continues to expand, with the success of Pokémon GO inspiring entrepreneurs to start businesses within the industry.

Varjo have an innovative approach to the delivery of high-resolution virtual and mixed reality experiences. Their patented Bionic Display is designed to mimic the human eye. It does this by presenting a high-resolution focal point backed by a lower resolution context display, which is more in line with existing VR offerings.

This means that while peripheral areas are still displayed at a similar resolution to that offered by headsets such as Windows MR and Oculus Rift, the centre of the image is much sharper. This makes it far easier to interpret fine detail such as text and improves the overall immersion in a VR experience.

The prototype has an effective resolution of 50 megapixels per eye, according to co-founder Urho Konttori, and is being marketed as the first VR headset capable of offering ‘human-eye resolution’.

Since its founding in 2016, Varjo has received extensive funding from a range of investors, totalling $46 million. The product is still in development but it is set to be the next leap forward in this fast-developing technological field.

OptoFidelity is the industry leader in robot assisted test & measurement and optical metrology systems for smart device ecosystem. Our customers include most of the companies from world top20 players in mobile sphere. We are headquartered in Tampere, Finland and also have offices in Oulu and Espoo. Our locations in Asia include in Chengdu, Chongqing, Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Our other offices are in Redmond (US) and Silicon Valley (US).

Our testing solutions are targeted for R&D and production of smart devices. Our customers are testing their smartphones, tablets, smart watches, VR/AR glasses, video services and automotive infotainment systems with our solutions. We have delivered over 5000 test solutions globally. We have been active in Mainland Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean markets from 2009.

Nokia Corporation (referred to as Nokia; UK: /ˈnɒkiə/, US: /ˈnkiə/, Finnish: [ˈnokiɑ] or Nokia Oyj) is a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, founded in 1865. Nokia’s headquarters are in Espoo, in the greater Helsinki metropolitan area.[1] In 2018, Nokia employed approximately 103,000 people across over 100 countries, did business in more than 130 countries, and reported annual revenues of around €23 billion.[2] Nokia is a public limited company listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange.[3] It is the world’s 415th-largest company measured by 2016 revenues according to the Fortune Global 500, having peaked at 85th place in 2009.[4] It is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index.[5][6]

Nokia Networks is Nokia Corporation’s largest division. It is a multinational data networking and telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Espoo, Finland, and is the world’s third-largest telecoms equipment manufacturer, measured by 2017 revenues (after Huawei and Cisco). In USA it competes with Ericsson on building 5G networks for operators.

The Volvo Group (Swedish: Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, shortened to AB Volvo) (stylized as VOLVO) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. While its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment, Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. In 2016, it was the world’s second largest manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks.[3]

Automobile manufacturer Volvo Cars, also based in Gothenburg, was part of AB Volvo until 1999, when it was sold to the Ford Motor Company. Since 2010 it has been owned by the Geely Holding Group, China’s biggest multinational automotive manufacturing company.

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Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, doing business as Ericsson, is a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company headquartered in Stockholm. The company offers services, software and infrastructure in information and communications technology for telecommunications operators, traditional telecommunications and Internet Protocol (IP) networking equipment, mobile and fixed broadband, operations and business support services, cable television, IPTV, video systems, and an extensive services operation.

Ericsson had 35% market share in the 2G/3G/4G mobile network infrastructure market in 2012.[3]

The company was founded in 1876 by Lars Magnus Ericsson;[4] as of 2016 it is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. The company employs around 95,000 people and operates in around 180 countries.[2][5] Ericsson holds over 42,000 granted patents as of December 2016, including many in wireless communications.[6]

Fortum Oyj is a Finnish state-owned energy company focusing on the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, Russia and India. Fortum operates power plants, including co-generation plants, and generates and sells electricity and heat. The company also sells waste services such as recycling, reutilisation, final disposal solutions and soil remediation and environmental constructions services, and other energy-related services and products e.g. consultancy services for power plants and electric vehicle charging. Fortum is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki stock exchange and shares the number one position in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) Nordic climate index.[4]

Neste Oyj, (until 1 July 2015 Neste Oil Corporation) is an oil refining and marketing company located in Espoo, Finland. It produces, refines and markets oil products and provides engineering services, as well as licensing production technologies. Neste has operations in 14 countries and employs over 5,000 people.[1] The company is the largest producer of renewable diesel in the world.[2]

Neste has petroleum refineries, at Porvoo and Naantali in Finland, and two renewable diesel refineries, in Singapore and in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The Porvoo site also produces renewable diesel. Neste’s production facility in Singapore is the largest renewable diesel refinery in the world, boasting a capacity of 1.1 million metric tonnes per annum.[3]

How we do it

We will stay in China for the Summer and with the startup communities in Greater Bay Area we will help you to get matched with the potential partners in advance. Peter Vesterbacka will join the trip to help participants in networking.


Participant Spotlight

Peter Vesterbacka is a global entrepreneur from the Heart of Eurasia, Helsinki, Finland. Branded communities co-created and initiated by Peter include the HP Bazaar, Mobile Monday, Slush and Startup Sauna to name a few. He was the Mighty Eagle at Angry Birds for many years taking that brand to unprecedented heights. Peter is also currently adjunct professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Tongji University, one of the leading universities in China. In 2011 Time Magazine named Peter one of the 100 most influential people on the planet.nt

Modulight develop lasers that can be implemented in medical technology for example externally activating certain medicine on human and they know something about self-driving cars as well. Recently they become an exclusive deal with multinational corporation BAUSCH + LOMB. Seppo travels to China in monthly basis and wants to accompany the tour to meet interesting people. He suggested to host a meet up in their factory prior to the tour in Tampere!

Joanna Schuhholz is Poland Today’s International Projects Director and an entrepreneur.

She is a graduate from Warsaw University holding a Master’s Degree in Chemistry. After her Master studies she did postgraduate studies in Management and Marketing holding a double degree at the University of Illinois and Lublin University of Technology. She also accomplished Public Relations studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. For many years she was responsible for Marketing and Sales within a multinational Logistic Service Provider. Afterwards, whilst living in Germany and now being based in the Netherlands she gained experience in running non-profit organizations as well as her own business. During the last few years, as acting Board Member and Managing Director of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands and CEO of BusinessHubPL she was involved in building business relations between Poland and the Netherlands and helped Polish enterprises expand into foreign markets. In 2017, Joanna took the initiative to set up the Association of Polish Chambers of Commerce Abroad. She also has organized trade missions and large business conferences.

Poland Today is the media interface bringing Poland to the world and the world to Poland. Through our platforms we provide inform. and networking opportunities to integrate both Poles and foreigners interested in Poland.

Tony is a serial entrepreneur, innovator, venture capitalist and film producer, based in Hong Kong.

He recently launched GreaterBay Ventures & Advisors, an integrated investment and consulting firm, specialised on modern urban development and smart cities. As one of the company’s many projects, he is also just launching GreaterBayX, a scalarator program designed for urban tech companies. This is a joint initiative with Tsinghua University’s TGN global platform to help European and overseas companies grow in China through the Greater Bay Area.

Tony launched several initiatives locally and globally, and he gained experience in corporate innovation, accelerator programmes and building ecosystems as partner of and co-founder of Mettā.

He is a proud member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community and he is also a representative of the Smart City Consortium of Hong Kong.

Pekka Laiho is the General Manager of Optofidelity‘s business in Asia Pacific Region. He has strong professional and technical background in international sales, business development and operations management in optomechatronics and 3C industries. Pekka is highly enthusiastic about ice hockey, technology, startups and helping Finnish enterprises to succeed abroad especially utilizing his wide network in mobile & smart electronics developers and contract manufacturers in China. For the last seven years Pekka has participated and contributed to China‘s manufacturing industries robotization while witnessing the regions social and economic development on the spot. Pekka is board member of FinnCham Hong Kong and the chairman of the Finncham Mainland China committee in Shenzhen.

Chance Jiang is Founder and CEO of DrTuring LLC, a Guangzhou startup developing games for inspiring computational and math thinking for kids. Chance is a serial entreprenures passionate about turning techonlogies into products. More about him

Chen Shifeng and Justin Leung are founders of Turing Edu LLC, sister company of DrTuring, specialized in training K12 kids on programming, math and (China) National Olympiad Informatics.

Founders of both companies are interested to meet Edutech companies from Finest Bay Area and discuss about possible co-ventures.

ALLWork is a platform empowering high-technology startups to make the most of the opportunities, resources and lifestyle of China’s Greater Bay Area. We provide startups with mentorship, workspace, services and funding, and help them navigate the resources, network and startup communities across the Greater Bay Area. We invest in early-stage startups in emerging industries such as artificial intelligence and 5G technology.

Blair Zhang is the Chair of the Founder of Compass Innovation Alliance working in the biggest cities of Greater Bay Area.

Compass Innovation Aliiance is a NGO registered in HK, focusing on helping oversea startups enter Guangdong, HK and Macau Greater Bay Area, with the supports from governments, investors and industrial experts from allover the world. During the past year, Compass successfully organized Global Cooperate Venture Conference with HK government and European governments, International Fashion Tech Festival with Shenzhen Municipal Government and French Government, Beijing-Hong Kong Cooperative Conference with Beijing Municipal Government and so on, in order to build up cross border bridges for oversea startups. Compass looks forward to working with international startups, as well as contributing to the internationalization of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau Greater Bay Area.

The world’s first AR 3D software designed for spatial computing

Education early childhood

Smart officesHelsinki
Music education gamingHelsinki
Edtech gamingHelsinki
Startup communityOulu
E-commerceTokyo, Japan
Health tech, Finnish pregnancy applicationTampere
VisuonVr-employee trainingTampere
Optimized searcingTampere
Education exportsTampere/Hong 

Futurecode is a Finnish edtech startup, focusing on educational products based on Finnish pedagogy. Key areas include TV-series (Dibidogs, over 50 million viewers), learning centers, educational APPs, books, podcasts etc.

Helps Startup Founders craft and deliver powerful pitches to investors and VC’s, write and present engaging keynotes that keep audiences on the edge of their seats or prepare for media interviews that make journalists crave and ask for more.

We also help write launch campaigns that frees backers & supporters of tech jargon and makes them understand your products and services, plan powerful PR campaigns & strategic media exposure (from press releases to op Ed’s and articles featuring your startup) and generally helps you write about your startup in a “human-ese” language that gets people excited without the unnecessary tech jargon.
We work with a PR company in Shenzhen that helps foreign startups in China, or vice versa, Chinese startups shine on a world stage.
We work in both English & Mandarin.


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We are already over 36 people coming from Europe by July 4th. Take part! Put your company on the spot!

Slush Shenzhen

Rinchy Teng you are the main organizer of Slush Shenzhen 2019 which is the second time in Shenzhen the first event having some 500 participants in a conference tent in middle of the city. This year we will be in Pingshan International Expo Center with the aim of 2500 participants.

– What will make Slush Shenzhen special event to attend this year?
Actually, although we had a Slush-up Shenzhen event before, this year it’s the first time we officially launch Slush event in Shenzhen and organize by our own(Slush China Team). And as the concept “Greater Bay Area” raised recently, more and more oversea startups are willing to learn more about this area and discovering the opportunity here. As Shenzhen is one of the major city in the Greater Bay Area, Slush China team thought that it’s a must for the team to launch an event there.

– How can I setups meetings in Slush most efficiently beforehand?
There would be a match-making tool open to attendee before the event(probably launch one month before the event), and all the attendee could arrange the meeting during the Slush Shenzhen 2019 event beforehand.

– What can we expect form Startup – Investor day August 7th?
Meeting investors and other startup founders
Visit PingShan Biotech Accelerators
Arrange meet-up with other attendees

– Would you recommend participants of Finest Bay Area entrepreneurs apply as speakers to the event?
Yes. Slush Shenzhen 2019 is focusing on these industries and topics this year: Smart Manufacturing and IoT, Health Tech(Including Bio-Tech), Clean Tech and AI. If you are interested in bringing some of your insight in these areas, please try sign up for it and we will get back to you soon. (Pick Slush Shenzhen)

– What drives you to make Slush big part of Shenzhen’s startup ecosystem?
Slush China team has worked with Shenzhen’s startup ecosystem for a long time and they have been supporting Slush even though Slush hasn’t had the official event before. And Shenzhen is one of the major and important cities located at the center of Greater Bay Area and we are looking forward to seeing Slush’s ecosystem growth along with Shenzhen and other Greater Bay Area cities.


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Is the organization of the delegation fully funded by the government and participants only need to cover their own travel expense?

All the arrangements of the tour are supported by the government, Finest Area Development oy and Tribe Tampere ry and there is no service fee for the participants. Yes the participants need to cover their own expanses including flight, hotels, traveling and food (although in some cases we might be offered a dinner).

Regarding accommodation and flights, do you book everything yourself?

Yes, you should book them by yourself. We would recommend some particular times to arrive at Guangzhou which are explained below on logistics section. Also recommendations for areas to book hotels are included.

Who will be organizing the individual meetings and how many meetings could we expect to be arranged?

At the moment companies from Tampere city can apply for arranged meetings and market research before hand if they express their need before the end of June. Otherwise the number of individual meetings depends on one’s own activity in digital tools including Wechat- group discussion, Mesensei-networking platform and teleconferences

Is it possible to get help in China for domestic transfers, air and train tickets?

Yes, it is possible. The main group will have designated travel times between the cities when all the tickets will be bought to you. You need to be there with your passport for high speed train. If you want to have individual traveling, we can look the tickets for you online and give guidance how to use the trains and busses in China. To make self-study we recommend to use LostLaowai app- as a bilingual map application in China accusable in appstores or

Is it possible to have an interpreter to visit the manufacturer?

This we cannot arrange from our behalf, but we are always able to ask help and recommendation for professionals.

Is it possible to participate in city-to-city transfers if only part of the planned sites is necessary?

It is possible to hop-in and out from the official program as you feel the best

What would the costs be for the events?

The events will be free for the participants

Do you have any estimate about the cost of the trip?

See the calculation below





Flight recommendations from Helsinki which arrive at Aug 5th to Canton airport in Guangzhou leave Aug 12th or late night Aug 11th from Hong Kong.  Although we recommend a straight flight from Helsinki to Guangzhou which arrives already on the morning of 4th day. We will be looking forward to see you in Guangzhou in the afternoon Aug 5th First common meeting is a welcoming dinner at 18:00 in Guangzhou Aug 5th before that visits and meetings are held during noon Aug 5th (or even day before for early comers).


Guangzhou – Near Guangzhou East Railway Station

Fortune Hotel starting from 87€ for two nights

Southern-Club Station 1 Hotel starting from 139€ for two nights

Hilton Guangzhou Tianhe starting from 219€ for two nights. Already has our delegation members in!

Shenzhen – Near Futian Railway Station
Shenzhen Shanghai Hotel starting from 156€ for two nights

Jinjiang Inn – Shenzhen Fumin Road starting from 96€ for two nights

Shenzhen Futian Wyndham Grand starting from 244€ for two nights

Hilton Shenzhen Futian starting from 264€ for two nights. Already has our delegation members signed in!

Four Seasons Hotel Shenzhen starting from 300€  Euro for two nights Already has our delegation members signed in!

or my favorite closer to center Shangjian Space Capsule Inn Shenzhen Huaqiangbei starting from 20€ for two nights

Hong Kong
iclub Sheung Wan Hotel starting from 205€ for two nights
Ibis Hong Kong Central / Sheung Wan starting from 191€ for two nights

Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel (Marriott) starting from 500€ three nights Already has our delegation members signed in!

Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Soho starting from 242€ for two nights

Travelodge Central, Hollywood Road starting from 201€ for two nights


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