China, long seen in the West as the “nation of copycats”, has now transformed into a hub for tech innovation, one that has even leapfrogged Silicon Valley to become the leader of many of the world’s newest tech trends. This year, TechCrunch is coming to Hangzhou on July 2 – 3 with the aim of empowering the exchange of ideas between the Chinese tech community and communities around the world.TechCrunch Summit has been held in China 8 times.

With each year, its attendance has grown, from 3000 attendees in 2013 to 8000 in 2017. These numbers include top industry executives, investors, and entrepreneurs such as Google’s former chairman Eric Schmidt, Angel investor Xiaoping Xu, and founder and CEO of Huaxing Capital Group Fan Bao.

Each summit brought over 200 startups to showcase their innovations and 170 frontline media companies to cover the event. Now, TechCrunch Summit has grown into one of the most influential international events for startups!

2018 ’s theme is Beyond Unicorns, with the goal of discovering new startup players. The 150 cool and innovative booths lining this year’s Startup Alley will be covering the six currently-trending topics: blockchain, smart living, smart transportation, robots, and both international and new launches, along with additional media and interactive booths.

There are all kinds of tech conferences happening all the time, but TechCrunch has always been dedicating to hosting a gathering for entrepreneurs, where promising startups can easily connect with media companies and investors. Aligned with our goal to bridge the gap between China and the rest of the world, TechCrunch Startup Alley provides a platform for international startups to showcase their new and novel ideas. Read more from…

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