The Sky is the limit.
The waters are hard to navigate.
What is SinnoLabs?
Shanghai Innovation Labs
A Growth Accelerator in Shanghai for European SMEs
Sinnolabs is a China growth accelerator, setup as a Public Private Partnership initiative whose mission is to source and select innovative companies with real China potential, mentor them closely to accelerate their China entry, shorten their learning curve and improve their level of success in China.
Sinnolabs offers a unique growth acceleration program during which selected companies can quickly validate their “chances” of succeeding in China, devise winning strategies and start implementing them, while optimizing their use of resources and investments as well as accessing a strong local network, effective business partners and sources of smart money.
Who can apply?
Your interest in doing business with China could be:
We help those unique companies with:
What to expect?
A structured committed network of experts to help you scale up in China
One to one mentoring
Experts in dozen of domains is invaluable. Often newcomers to China get over-excited or disillusioned by events or people. Take advise from people who found the promised land.
Your company will get matched with 4+ China and sector experts who will regularly
guide you throughout the Program.
This will help you go through the process of building a company in China. Group dynamic amongst participants and mentors is the main value to any great accelerator.
The Program is 12 months long, and consists of go-to-market and strategic elements.
Your Connections make it work
To succeed in China, you need a strong team. Usually you stand alone to start with. At SinnoLabs you can meet your best matches: staff, managers, partners, investors, suppliers,… even clients.
Sinnolabs will activate its network for you to drastically shorten results to success and cost of acquisition.
Scaling your business
We can help you find and pitch to investors, but the real boost is your value proposition and team. Cash is key in China to succeed, where our network can bring or save you cash when needed.
We help attract smart money, and investors that match your business goals and company culture.
Let the journey begin
China complexities: HR, competitors, language, policies, culture, tax, licenses, internet, censoring, partnerships, relations
China trust issues: copy/IP, legal, protective, ethics, quality, no transparency, skills, credit
China risk aptitude: investment needs, one shot strategy, high & low cost, fast paced
Sinnolabs and its mentors will help you prepare the China entry, understand the realities and discover new opportunities.
Sinnolabs EVENTS ...
January 18th 2018 (Shanghai)
Official opening of Sinnolabs new offices at Landmark Center Hongkou (North Bund Shanghai) and kick off of the Sinnolabs mentor community meetings 2018.
We started the festive day with of a first Mentor-Community-Meeting, the first in a series that will run throughout the year. In these meetings Sinnolabs offers information on technology news from Europe, introduces new companies engaged in the Sinnolabs program and provides mentorship coaching. These meetings also offer the Sinnolabs mentors a prime possibility to share ideas and experiences within the community network.
In the evening Sinnolabs invited mentors, founders, partners and friends to a reception in their new office-space, overlooking the Huangpu river. Amongst our guest we welcomed Consul General of Luxemburg Luc Decker, Consul of Luxemburg David Storne, Consul for Economic Affairs at the Consulate General of Belgium, Mrs. MatheÏ, Belgian Senator Rik Daems, representatives of our founding partners SFPI, Solvay, Moore Stephens, Riverbanks, De Wolf Law firm, CAIF and East West, as well as Vice Mayor of Shanghai Hongkou District Mr. Yuan Quan, president of the 13th political consultative conference of Hongkou District Mr. Guan Weiyong, former deputy chief of Shanghai IP Bureau Mr. Hong Yongqing.
December 2nd 2017 (Shanghai)
Introduction event to China Belgium Technology Center (CBTC) from Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
19 May 2017 (Brussels)
Symposium on Technology and Innovation in China in cooperation with Agoria
5 July 2016 (Shanghai)
20 September 2016 (Brussels)
19 May 2017 (Brussels)