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Hangzhou launches new club for intl startups

| ehangzhou.gov.cn | Updated: 2019-06-18

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The Hangzhou International Startup Club is unveiled during 2019 National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, on June 14. [Photo/chinanews.com.cn]

A club for international entrepreneurs was unveiled during 2019 National Mass Innovation and Entrepreneurship Week in Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province, on June 14.

The Hangzhou International Startup Club, initiated by five overseas professionals who worked in Hangzhou, aims to build an open and shared network to attract global talent and innovative resources to Hangzhou, and contribute to the international development of the city.

Forty-five foreign-funded enterprises from 28 countries and regions across the world -- including Switzerland, Finland, Mexico, Sweden and India -- joined the club.

The logo for the club, also dubbed the HISC, was also unveiled. Its design represents Hangzhou and the international influences, Belt and Road development, entrepreneurship and interconnectivity.

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Club founders are given awards at the unveiling ceremony of the Hangzhou International Startup Club on June 14. [Photo/chinanews.com.cn]

"Overseas entrepreneurs usually have troubles in accessing preferential policies due to cultural and language difficulties when starting up business in China," said Lucas Rondez, an entrepreneur from Switzerland.  

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