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Thursday, March 3, 2016

CEIBS MBA Entrepreneurs Complete 1st eLab Boot Camp

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March 3, 2016. Shanghai – The 60 CEIBS MBA entrepreneurs who completed the inaugural eLab Boot Camp were presented with certificates today in a closing ceremony held in Hongfeng Hall in the Commons Building on the Shanghai Campus. The two-week programme required participants complete three instructional modules: Innovation Strategy, Entrepreneurship Practices and Venture Capital Connection.

In his opening address at the ceremony, Director of the CEIBS eLab, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship Vincent Chang thanked the investors, professors and others who worked behind the scenes to make the programme a success. CEIBS Vice President and Dean Zhang Weijiong told participants that he hoped all good ideas from CEIBS students will succeed. Prof. Zhang Weijiong and CEIBS MBA Programme Director Chen Shimin closed the ceremony by awarding certificates to the eLab Boot Camp participants. Students then had an opportunity to network with investors who attended the ceremony.

The CEIBS eLab began in 2015 and has become an important incubator for entrepreneurial ventures created within the CEIBS community. Through the IDEA Challenge Programme, 50 business ventures (14 in Batch 1 and 36 in Batch 2) initiated by MBA, EMBA, GEMBA and alumni have successfully entered different stages of incubation, including Idea, Design, Evaluation and Acceleration. The ventures represent the newest generation of CEIBS innovators and cover a variety of sectors and business models. All will benefit from a new investment initiative led by two CEIBS EMBA alumni Mr. Wang Zhonghui and Mr. Yu Jianghong whose ChairMan Fund will provide support to the CEIBS eLab.