SKEMA VENTURES and CRESCENDERS collaborate to offer incubation and acceleration to SKEMA entrepreneurs in China. Founded by Chali ZHOU (SKEMA 2015), CRESCENDERS Incubator offers coworking spaces dedicated to facilitate the tasks of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Thanks to this partnership, SKEMA students and alumni entrepreneurs will benefit from a diversified and competitive range of services to launch or accelerate their startups: coaching and mentoring in the conduct of the entrepreneurial project, free incubation during the first 6 months, facilitation of administrative processes, in-depth interpretation of laws, expertise in market research, identification of local business partners, and support in research for funding. The portfolio of services offered by CRESCENDERS to SKEMA entrepreneurs has been co-designed and customized together with SKEMA VENTURES. Besides, CRESCENDERS offers complementary services that are essential to support entrepreneurs’ daily life: catering, meeting and presentation areas, communication and media teams, IT maintenance.
For Matthieu Dumont, SKEMA Suzhou campus director, “this strategic partnership between SKEMA VENTURES and CRESCENDERS is a key step in the development of SKEMA entrepreneurship value chain in China ! We are very proud to get the expertise of Chali ZHOU. As a SKEMA MSc Entrepreneurship alumni, he is perfectly aware of our high level of expectations. Chali is a true entrepreneur with a perfect knowledge of the SKEMA VENTURES mindset! With this partnership, SKEMA students will benefit from the “A to Z” coaching process in China. Now, let’s count the beautiful start-up stories!”
The coaching and support services proposed by CRESCENDERS will be provided both within SKEMA campus in Suzhou and Xuzhou, where CRESCENDERS headquarters are located. Xuzhou is located in the heart of the HuaiHai Economic Zone, midway between Shanghai and Beijing and 2 hours from Suzhou by fast train. CRESCENDERS Incubator is therefore evolving in a local context with strong potential, the city of Xuzhou having been designated by the Chinese government as a priority area for innovation and entrepreneurship.
As an entrepreneur and SKEMA graduate himself, Chali is fully trained to SKEMA VENTURES entrepreneurial methods and tools. He is also a very active member of the Venture Family and is involved in the Venture Factory as a coach of entrepreneurial projects in China. He perfectly reflects SKEMA VENTURES glocal entrepreneurial mindset: a global vision of entrepreneurship strongly anchored in the best of each local ecosystem.
“As an alumnus of SKEMA in MSc. Entrepreneurship and Innovation, I was actually incubated during my student life and was given all competitive and innovative business edge to create my company CRESCENDERS Incubator in China. In order to reciprocate to my school, I am dedicated in delivering the unique and tailored supports such as facilitating the business soft-landing process, interpreting sophisticated Chinese policy or figuring out the relevant business partners etc. to indeed help SKEMA students to achieve their entrepreneurial dream in China.”
For more information and application for incubation by SKEMA VENTURES in China: https://gust.com/programs/svf_incubation-international-campuses