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Slush China Announces 2020 Plan to Reboot the Future

Chen Wang the CEO of Slush China

Chen Wang the CEO of Slush China

Slush China will convene its flagship 15,000-people Slush Shanghai event on October 15-16, 2020. The theme for the event is “Reboot the Future”.

“The year 2020 is off to a rough start with the unprecedented outbreak of the Coronavirus, that’s posing great challenges to businesses globally – especially for startups whose operations are still very vulnerable. Finding solutions to problems of today and tomorrow will take radical innovators and disruptors that have the courage to hit restart in order to create a better future for all of us,” says Chen Wang, CEO of Slush China when talking about the meaning behind this year’s theme. 


Since the first Slush Shanghai in 2016, the event has grown to be the biggest and most influential celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation in China.  Slush Shanghai 2020 is yet again expected to gather 15,000 international attendees, including 1,500 startups and 1,000 investors at Shanghai World Expo Convention & Exhibition Center October 15-16, all supported by 1,000 volunteers. 


To support the business ecosystem in the midst of uncertain times Slush China also plans to help more cities to drive local innovation and entrepreneurship. 


“We are seeing more cities in China rising as innovation centers. They have robust innovation ecosystems and great entrepreneurs.” says Chen Wang, “By bringing Slush events to these smaller cities, we hope to connect the local innovators with the world and generate tangible results.”


Slush China is a part of our global student-driven not-for-profit movement on a mission to help entrepreneurs. The first Slush event in China was organized in Beijing in 2015, and ever since the local team has spread Slush to more cities making entrepreneurial waves in Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen and beyond. Welcoming in total more than 35,000 attendees, 3,000 volunteers, 4,000 startups, 500 speakers from all across the world to these events, Slush China has gained recognition from Forbes as the top international startup and technology event in China.