Beijing Event report from Matthieu


I am Matthieu David and I graduated from Peking University MBA as well as Essec Business School and earned a bachelor of law in France. I have been in China for 4 years. I am now managing Daxue Research China

As part of the organizing team, I can say the event 48-Hour Startup "Gather in Beijing Entrepreneurs" was a success. A lot of people were there, both professionals and students from Beijing universities such as Peking University, Bimba, Tsinghua University, Beijing Center of Beihang, Cucas, Sup Info, ESSEC and many other universities. Great guest speakers came to give some lectures. We welcomed for example Bertrand Schmitt from App Annie Company, Benjamin Joffe from Plus Eight Star or Yang Yixin from company Tango. Most participants came from different countries: France, Italy, United Kingdom for Europe, but also the United States, India and of course China.

This event gave the opportunity for people to meet the right people in the right environment More than 52 people participated to the event among them designers, developers, students and so on. 7 projects were created and proposed in front of a jury composed of potential investors and financial advisors. The completion was tough, but a decision was made. The first prize of 48-Hour Startup "Entrepreneurs gather in Beijing” was won by the team of Algen, about their “Internet of thing” project. The second place was won by Sales Hawk. And another project caught the attention of the jury; it was a project from a Guanghua School of Management team. This one received a special mention because of its implication in the crowdfunding sector, a fast growing sector.

This kind of event is really important for entrepreneurs. It makes it possible for people to set up their new project, to be connected with skilled and talented people. It also allows finding potential investors and partners. All these people are in the same place in order to combine their talents and create a new business. And the 48-Hour Startup "Entrepreneurs gather in Beijing” was this kind of event, it gathered high-profile professionals in order to take part in the exciting challenge of shaping a start-up.

The event was supported and co-organized by the JCEF (Young French Chamber of Commerce in Beijing) and Daxue Consulting represented by myself, alumnus from Peking University. We also had the strong support of sponsors such as Orange or Crepanini. We thank all participants, professionals and speakers who have made the trip, but also the students who were very involved. We thank also all the sponsors and Cucas for communication and publication. Cucas is more than a training organism and we hope to welcome you as a next speaker and participant for our next event. Sharing information on such events is really important and a real opportunity for all the students.