INNOVATION SPACES

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Innovation Spaces Network

Since 2013, we have formed partnerships and launched Innovation Spaces to support entrepreneurs across China. 32 Tencent WeStart Innovation Spaces cover over 1 million square meters and connect local governments, industries, VCs and startups.

ONLINE SERVICE

Online Service Platform for Startup Enterprises
  • 3,700 entrepreneurial services, divided into 17 categories,

    including financial services, business registration, intellectual property rights, etc.

  • More than US$9 million worth orders placed in a year.

INVESTMENT

Tencent WeStart Innovation Fund

Incubated 100 companies in 3 years, with total market capitalization reaching US$9 billion

TOPIC

Tencent Open Platform Interest-Based Content Fund

Aims to invest in 100 content companies (MCNs, production companies, service providers)

Entrepreneurial Support

FRESH: Funding, Resources, Expert Assistance, Synergy, Human Resources

Portfolio

Entertainment

Inke

Leading online live-broadcasting platform

E-commerce

Pinduoduo.com

Top social shopping platform

Entertainment

Weying

Largest provider of ticket services for entertainment events

Finance

Qingsongchou

Largest crowdfunding platform for medical expenses

Aesthetic Medicine

So-Young

Leading online community and platform for the beauty industry

Social Networking

Paipai

Leading social networking platform

Enterprise Services

Weimob

A provider of upper-level services for startups

E-commerce

Huishoubao

Providing “ATM’s” for mobile phone recycling

Sports/Health & Fitness

51yund

China’s largest online fitness community

Traffic

eCaray

The premiere provider of smart parking services

E-commerce

Weipaitang

Top auctioning platform specializing in art merchandise

Entertainment

Kaopu Network

Top-ranking Android device emulator for PC

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY

Qingteng University

In collaboration with Tsinghua University and the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Businesses, Qingteng (pronounced "ching-tung") University provides elite education for the CEOs of current and future "unicorns."

  • 188 founders from companies with combined market capitalization of US$45 billion
  • Average growth of over 150%, with some companies’ growth as high as 1000-6000%

Qingteng Club

Qingteng Club, originating from Qingteng University, is the first community platform connecting unicorn founders.

It provides members with in-depth services including precision networking, case visitation and resource connection to accelerate growth.

Bicheng Han

Founder of BrainCo

Chunchen Liu

Founder of Kneron

Cindy Mi

Founder of VIPKID

Dong Ma

Founder of MEWE MEDIA

Fan Yang

Co-founder & Vice President of SenseTime

Fang Qu

Founder of Xiaohongshu

Haichuan Li

Founder of Imread

Haoyang Li

Founder of Classba.cn

Victor Zhou

Founder & CEO of Zhihu

Weiwei Hu

Founder & President of Mobike

Yang Wang

Founder of YUNMAI Technology

Zheng Huang

President & CEO of Pinduoduo.com

*In alphabetical order

CONFERENCES & EVENTS

Tencent Global Partner Conference
(TGPC)

Gathers 3000+ entrepreneurs, IT talents, developers and well-known industry leaders from around the world

A highly significant annual event that ignites the current Internet landscape and sets the tone for future technological developments

An open launch conference across all Tencent departments

2017

Open · Creation

Open strategy for new technology and content released, with 30 billion RMB supporting content entrepreneurs.

2016

Open · Sharing

Five-year open strategy released. Open platform for VR and AI planned. A trillion RMB new ecology built with partners based on six open systems.

2015

Open · Integration

Tencent WeStart Innovation Spaces founded to create an open, inclusive, and borderless ecosystem for startups and cutting-edge industries.

2014

Open · Future

Seven major capabilities (including channel distribution, big data computing and security services) are provided to partners to build three application scenes.

2013

Open · Change

Tencent’s mobile open strategy and plan for supporting SMEs is released. The Tencent open platform shares three billion RMB in revenue in two years.

2012

Open · Takeoff

Open strategy of “cross-platform integration” is first proposed, and end-user resources for mobile devices and PCs are released.

2011

Open · Win-win

Tencent CEO Pony Ma officially proposes opening Tencent and building a new open and shared Internet ecosystem with partners.
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
Tencent WeStart Entrepreneurship Competition – AI Boston

This global competition attracted 100+ leading AI startups from MIT (MIT CASIL, MIT Media Lab), Harvard, CMU, and more. Four winning teams were selected to join the Tencent AI Accelerator.

Entrepreneurs, scholars, scientists and investors gathered to share their thoughts and explore ideas for the future of AI.

Join Us!

Contact
For those interested in business collaboration or media coverage
Five Engines
For those who would like access to our resources for entrepreneurial growth
International Creators Program
For those in the content industry intending to share in China
Tencent AI Accelerator
For those in the AI industry hoping to join