“In the West, everything is easy but nothing is possible. In China, everything is difficult but nothing is impossible.”
What is written as a catch phrase on the homepage of nihub Innovation Center is meant sincerely? Without experience and knowledge of the market or the local language, China can be difficult to work in or with. However, the Chinese market is a landscape of unlimited, exciting opportunities that is second to none.
This is where nihub’s mission comes in: Their network, knowledge and experience are a support for a growing number of ambitious start-ups. nihub Innovation Center was founded in 2017 by Lucas Rondez from Switzerland. In the last two years, he and his team of six have helped more than 50 startups from Europe, USA, Israel, and other countries around the world to gain a foothold in China.
With the name component “ni”, which means “you” in Chinese, nihub is committed to providing advice tailored to specific needs. Their services range from business registration, investment or mentorship to scouting technologies and accelerate startups.
In collaboration with nihub and SwissCham, Swissnex in China presents a Fireside Chat (webinar) about Lucas Rondez and his entrepreneurial career. Lucas will share his background, his experiences, his failures, his decision to challenge himself, the use of the ecosystem to grow, and his knowledge about “open-ecosystem” to focus on innovation.
18:30-18:35 Welcome Speech
(Dr. Felix Moesner – Science Consul & CEO, Swissnex in China)
(Lucas Rondez – Founder & CEO, nihub)
Lucas RondezFounder & CEO, nihub
Lucas is the founder and CEO of nihub Innovation Center & Startup Accelerator & Incubator. nihub is Lucas’ most recent company, based in Hangzhou, aiming to assist foreign startups and companies with starting up, scaling, and succeeding in the Chinese market. Luca’s achievements as a successful foreign entrepreneur in Hangzhou were recognized with the granting of the Green Card in China. Lucas previously founded nihao app, an internet company. It was here where Lucas experienced and overcame numerous obstacles of a foreign-run startup in China, discovering his passion in startup facilitation and incubation.
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Fireside Chat is a format inviting seasoned Swiss speakers to talk and discuss their experiences in China; this presentation series is a collaboration between Swissnex in China and SwissCham. Please join us for interesting talks, discussions and networking!