Kicking off the 2017 "Entrepreneurship in China" International Summer SchoolPublished： 06/30/2017
21st June 2017, the 6th“Entrepreneurship in China” International Summer School kicked off in Zhejiang University. A total of 37 overseas and international students from more than sixteen different countries and regions, and nineteen overseas universities joined the program this year. Dean WU Xiaobo gave a welcome speech at the opening ceremony.
The three-week program consisted of a series of academic lectures, company visits and cultural immersion activities. Participants were lectured on a wide range of entrepreneurship related topics such as doing Business in China from a cultural perspective, Chinese family business, and global innovation in China. Participants also explored Chinese culture by learning Chinese calligraphy, Chinese taiji, and touring Westlake. Besides that, they had business trips to Dream Town and Wensli to gain first-hand experiences of Chinese entrepreneurship. Throughout the program, participants received academic guidance from 6 ZJUSOM faculty members who acted as mentors. They also became close friends with our helpful volunteers.
In the last day of the program, each group will be required to present a business plan based on their learning and discussion. We deem that the program successfully add to participants’ entrepreneurial skills, helping participants to learn more about the Chinese culture, and making connections with potential business partners from all over the world.