Identified along with Beijing as an up-and-coming threat to California’s Silicon Valley, in recent years Shanghai has entered the “major leagues” of startup ecosystems. Erik Walenza-Slabe, Startup Grind’s Shanghai chapter director, even described Shanghai as “one of the largest and most active regions of entrepreneurial activity in the world.” With about 500 incubators and accelerators in this metropolitan area, Shanghai creates the perfect environment for fast-paced Chinese startups to flourish.
“Over the two months I worked at a tech startup on software development and maintenance. I did not know much going into the internship but was able to build a fully functional website (mainly back-end) for my startup in the end. I also wrote test cases for a web app. Besides, I learned a great deal about entrepreneurship and startups in Asia in general.”
- Boris Shou, Singapore 2015, Colgate