U-Start Contest

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U -START 2016 Winners

 

ECOVIS START-UP CONTEST  

(ECOVIS BEIJING ONE FIRM, ONE FAMILY)

 

Winners U-Start

 

 

1st Prize - DeFacto 

 

 

COMPANY SET-UP WFOE setup, licensing, etc., provided by ECOVIS Beijing

LOGO AND COMPANY DESIGN provided by PB Branding

INVESTOR SOURCING provided by APMC

HR CONSULTING provided by APMC

IT CONSULTANCY for one year, provided by IBB Technologies

CLOUD STORAGE AND TEAM CHAT for one year, provided by IBB Technologies

BUSINESS STRATEGY CONSULTATION provided by APMC

LEGAL, TAXACCOUNTING services for two years, provided by ECOVIS Beijing

 

2nd Prize - Cambridge Mask

 

LEGAL, TAXACCOUNTING services 30h package, provided by ECOVIS Beijing

INVESTOR SOURCING CONSULTATION provided by ECOVIS Beijing

HR CONSULTING provided by APMC

IT CONSULTATION for one year, provided by IBB Technologies

TEAM CHAT for one year, provided by IBB Technologies

BUSINESS STRATEGY CONSULTATION provided by ECOVIS Beijing

 

Special Prize - MENDI

 

 

 

U-START Finalists

 

Cambridge Mask

Cambridge Mask Co.

Cambridge Mask Co was founded in January 2015 by Christopher Dobbing. The Start-Up uses filters manufactured in the UK and designed by the UK Military of Defense to protect humans from air pollution such as PM 2.5, exhaust fumes, construction dust, pollen and cigarette smoke. After inception the, Cambridge Mask has experienced a steady growth and serves customers in UK, Poland, India, China, Mongolia and Singapore.

 

Jonathan Peter 

MENDI

Jonathan Peter is the founder of MENDI Education. For most of his career he has been a senior management consultant advising and coaching executives from multinational corporations in China, Europe and Australia. He played a key role in two of the largest retail systems projects in the world: in China for CNPC and globally for Shell. He has a strong background in software engineering and studied with Dave Parnas (from CMU) and C.A.R. Hoare at Oxford University.

 

Jonathan is very interested in how a long term association between teacher and student can build a lifelong desire to learn. He comes from a family of teachers and academics and graduated from the University of Victoria (Canada) with a degree in English & Classics.  

 

Francisco 300 DPI 

SONDER

Sonder was founded by Francisco Serra-Martins. Whilst working in Singapore, Francisco saw that most people speak two or more languages. Founded in Sydney in 2015, Sonder created a smart keyboard that can show any language or shortcut, right on the keys. As a alumni of Foxconn's Beijing accelerator we just received our first mass production request to integrate our design into laptops (300k units!).

 

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Dongxii

DONGXii.com is an innovative transaction provider, which helps small and medium-sized merchants and online-retailer from Germany and Europe to sell products directly to a Chinese audience.

 

Our mobile-first platform overcomes the barriers of cross-border e-commerce. For Chinese customer we offer a wide range of new brands, high quality editorial background information and a native shopping experience. Approved merchants can present selected products on our platform and receive orders from China.

 

Our key innovation, collaborative shipping, allows consumers to share shipping cost. Merchants drop ship their products while we bundle orders as they are shipped according to our shipping algorithm.

 

DeFacto 

DeFacto

Founded in 2015 by American Architect Leandro Rolon and Austrian Designer David Doepel, DeFacto (design factory) is a Beijing-based international 3D Printing Innovation Company that provides custom design and fabrication services for companies and institutions. 

 

DeFacto’s mission is to accelerate the global shift towards locally produced goods with the introduction of well-curated, highly customizable, 3D printed lifestyle goods that are 3D printed and consumed on demand. 

 

 

Team InternsInBeijing 

InternsInBeijing

InternsInBeijing (IIB), the Information and Service Platform for all Young Professionals in Beijing. Offering internships, business and career opportunities. Socialize with discounts, free nightlife and networking events.


Founded by 2 Swiss (Jeff Frey & Matthias Durrer) and 1 Chinese (Urhan Shibshuud) with study-, intern-, (government-)work- and entrepreneurial background in China. Bringing the platform from 0 to 9000 Young Professionals within 1 year to prove the feasibility and need of this already award winning platform. IIB connects YP's with companies online and offline on a business level and has unlimited possibilities to expand its service among them. Watch out for future projects.

 

 

 

 

 

U -START Judges

 

Richard Hoffmann

Consultant, Lawyer, Partner ECOVIS Beijing

Richard Hoffmann is a partner at ECOVIS Beijing. Richard obtained an honor's degree in law and worked for various prestigious law firms in Germany, the United States and China prior to joining ECOVIS. He has published more than fifty articles in international magazines, frequently speaks at high-profile events in China and abroad and is often invited as a legal expert by international TV and radio stations such as CCTV and Reuters to comment on issues regarding foreign direct investment. He has more than 10 years of work experience and speaks German, French, English and Mandarin Chinese. 


 

Grace Shi

CPA, CTA, MBA, Partner ECOVIS Beijing


Grace Shi is a partner at ECOVIS Beijing. She has over 15 years of experience in accounting, auditing and tax advisory services in both international accounting firms and large domestic corporations. She has an international MBA and a US Global Finance Master’s degree. Since 2001, she is a Chinese Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and since 2002 a Chinese Certified Taxation Agent (CTA). Before joining Ecovis she was the head of a leading international firm in Beijing for more six years and the CFO of a local company with more than 1000 employees. She is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. 

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Daniel Rukare

MA, PhD(C)Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Innovation at Hult International Business School.  

 

Daniel's research focuses on entrepreneurship and economic development. He has been a speaker on these subjects across Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S.He has previously worked at Swansea Metropolitan University (UK), Oxford Cherwell College- Oxford Brookes University (UK), and University of Chester (UK).He holds a MA in International Development Management from the University of Westminster (London, UK) and is currently completing a PhD in Economics from University of Winchester (Surrey, UK). He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Research Methods as well as being a Fellow of Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), Member of the Institute of Risk Management (MIRM) and Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM).

Kuang-Hua Lin 

Dr. Kuang-Hua Lin

CEO of Asia Pacific Management Consulting (APMC)


Dr. Kuang-Hua Lin is the CEO of APMC. He obtained a Master's degree and his PhD in Economics from the University of Freiburg and is a recipient of the Friedrich-von-Hayek Award (1992). Presently, he is a leading advisor on investment in Germany and Asia for European and Asian investors. Dr. Lin has been appointed as a board member by several European invested companies. He is also a frequent speaker at conferences and seminars on Chinese business development and strategy.

RayWu
 

Ray Wu

Entrepreneur | Investor | Advisor

 

Ray Wu is the co-founder of Phoenix Inspivision and founding partner of an AsiaPacific based Private Equity. He is also an investor/advisor for several social media start-ups in China. Ray has 10+ years of experience in investment and has held various positions in leading international financial institutions across US, Europe, and APAC. Ray is an advocate of education for younger generations. He always believes it is very important to have a happy family, and to share the experience with friends and make further improvement. As a new dad, he is learning and enjoying a brand new lifestyle. With the investment background, resourceful connections, and a passion of education for younger kids in China, Ray is looking for partnerships with people who share the same values. A native of Beijing, China, Ray received his both engineering and business degrees at Michigan State. He also spent time in Wharton for executive programs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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