WIA2020 | 30 Tech Entrepreneurs in China

WIA2020 | 30 Tech Entrepreneurs in China

WIA2020 | 30 Tech Entrepreneurs in China

Technology, Healthcare, Financials Author: Ruizhi Cheng Apr 22, 2021 03:11 PM (GMT+8)

ContributorsMengyao Zhang, Chendi Qian



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This research includes 150 entrepreneurs who operate the most promising technology-based businesses in China. The candidates have been selected based on five distinct categories, including professional background and business achievements. The report is a helpful resource for institutional investors seeking groundbreaking businesses in China, as well as for international corporations that are looking for partnerships in the local market.


  • 90% of the selected Youth Entrepreneurs 2020 are active in the technology, communication and consumer service sectors – areas that have seen a plethora of disruptive business models appearing over the past few years.
  • 54% of China's overseas returnees name the country's rapid economic growth among the reasons for their decision to go back, which indicates a rather positive outlook of the local labor market.
  • 73% of the selected AI Entrepreneurs are based in Beijing and Shanghai, China’s major technology and education hubs.
  • Twentyone women-founded startups reached the 'unicorn' status in 2019 globally – over five times more than in 2013; in China, the edtech company VIPKID is the largest among such entities.
  • 69% of foreign entrepreneurs in China have experienced administrative licensing problems and over half of them have faced product approval delays.


  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Highlights
  • 3 30 Young-gen Tech Innovators in China
  • 4 30 Science-Entrepreneurs in China
  • 5 30 AI Entrepreneurs in China
  • 6 30 Female Entrepreneurs in China
  • 7 30 Foreign Entrepreneurs in China
  • 8 Lessons from startup experience in China

In this report


depicting current global entrepreneurship trends


shortlisted as the most prominent representatives of China's tech scene across five categories

Selected reports
Chinese Enterprises in Europe Report 2023
China Technology Industry Trends to Watch 2023
Digital Therapeutics - Revolution of the healthcare system
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