F50 Connect Startup Trip is a week-long program that brings a delegation of startup founders of Silicon Valley companies to China where they will learn about doing business related China.

The Pre-Trip first session is a half-day intensive workshop hosted on May 30 in Palo Alto.

F50’s network of experienced investors, corporations and other cross-border and go-to-market specialists will be able to give Founders/CEOs the information and mentorship needed to assist them to set a clear Chiese market strategy.

Please note this is a paid program ($2,500 for the basic package) to cover the cost the trip logistics. F50 will manage all the logistic within China including group transportation, and lodging. Sponsorship is available for qualified startups.

By participating in F50 Connect, founders will learn across multiple workshops about the opportunities and best strategic partnership strategies in China and how to work with Chinese investors, corporate partners and buyers.

Doing Business in China Overview

The Market in China: Understanding its Motivation

Global Market Growth: The Strategy

Legal and Financial Constraints

Strategic partnerships

Preparing for a Global Exit


The F50 Connect Program has multiple content areas:
– Intensive workshops
– Networking receptions
– Thought leader talks
– Private demos & feedback
– Mentoring/advising sessions


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In our previous F50 Connect programs, we brought an exclusive group of CEOs to Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing and connected them with public company executives from top corporations and to private investors, as well as the national media in China., public company executives, and top industry fund managers. They also held private meetings with executives at Baidu, XiaoMi, Alibaba and CR Group, a top SOE in China, among many others.

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Through the events, networks, panels, and on-site visits set up by F50, I made many important investment and business contacts – some of the best in our area. In addition, I learnt a lot about the business climate and opportunities in China. The personalized attention given by the F50 team and the various cultural and social aspects of the visit made it all-in-all a really enjoyable experience. I highly recommend it to anyone considering a similar trip with the F50 team.
Uma Jayaram, Co-Founder and COO, VOKE
The F50 roadshow was a fantastic experience. We presented at a number of high-quality investor events and I came back with several offers of investment. The team really looked after us and helped with introductions and translation. I was unsure beforehand how useful the trip would be, but it has had a huge and very positive effect on my business.
Dave Ranyard, CEO, Dream Reality Interactive