QIAO IDEA is the Shanghai-based Busines Incubator for innovative start-ups.
Mission: to provide know-how and on-site support for the development of business ideas in companies able to compete on the Chinese and international market.
Method: drive companies through a 5-step process:1
Companies can send their project to the following address: Qiao Idea New Project2
Pre-Incubation (3-6 months)
The selected startups participate in a mentorship program with which to prepare and focus the basic elements of the project.3
Incubation (12-24 months)
Start of operational activities and development of the Business Plan as a division of theQIAO IDEA4
Acceleration (6-12 months)
Establishment of the company and start of operating activities independently with the support of the Qiao IDEA and in synergy with the participation projects and the companies of the group.5
Maturity / Exit
The company has reached an adequate level in terms of results and infrastructures and is ready for its exit from the incubation program.
Payment of incubation costs: The companies / projects selected at the time of the pre-incubation sign an agreement that foresees how the services and supports used during the incubation process will be paid. The agreement may provide for an equity payment of the project / company (max 50% of the incubation costs), shares that will be subscribed by NEXT SEED FUND and/or SUNSHINE QIAO FUND, as preferred shareholder (with voting rights) of the incubated project in QIAO IDEA.
- Big Data (ICT)
- Bio technologies
- Social Business
- Clean Technologies
- Design and Innovative Fashion
- Education and Training
- Green ICT
- IC Design
- Information Communication Technology (ICT)
- ICT & Social Innovation
- Internet & Web Technologies
- Internet of Things (IOT) - M2M
- Logistic and integrated solutions
- Media & Communication
- Medical Devices
- Mobile Services
- Retail & Distribution