What started out as a fishing village with less than 300,000 inhabitants fifty years ago, Shenzhen has now become the biggest factory-city in the world. As the globe's manufacturing and hardware hub, Shenzen hosts prototypes and small-scale projects of all types — many of which turn into scaleable startups.

China has cheaper production and labor costs than any market in the world, and startups are able to thrive in this lower-risk environment.

The city is known as the home of Hax, the world's first and largest hardware accelerator.

Fellows looking to explore the hardware or manufacturing industries should look no further than Shenzen.