Join AmCham Shanghai's Entrepreneurship Committee on October 23rd, from 4:30-6:00 pm to discuss Shanghai's entrepreneurship visa. The Entrepreneurship Visa: Will It Work For You? will present practical steps on how to obtain the "business start-up visa" and first-hand knowledge about incentives for top foreign talent.

In their committed effort to turn Shanghai into a magnet for innovators and entrepreneurs, the city government has begun to offer foreigners the ability to live in China as they establish a business. In our event, we'll hear from industry experts on the benefits, requirements and application processes. Panelists will then discuss their personal experiences using this path to start their business as opposed to alternative methods. Whether you're an investor or thinking of launching a new business in China you won't want to miss this informative session.


  • Kelvin Chen (Founder of AnyHelper, Official Partner of Shanghai Immigration Bureau)

    Kelvin Chen

    Founder of AnyHelper, Official Partner of Shanghai Immigration Bureau


    Kelvin Chen, Ph.D from SJTU EE, UT Austin Scholar, founder of AnyHelper. He started his business in 2016 and launched the first real-time Q&A system which aims to help foreigners in China. AnyHelper provides online help to foreigners as well as support for foreign companies entering the Chinese market.

    Kelvin can answer all your questions related to the Visa process, Fees and Application criteria for the Entrepreneur Visa.

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  • Alice Tao (SJTU Science Park – Start-Up Incubator, Partner of Shanghai Immigration Bureau)

    Alice Tao

    SJTU Science Park – Start-Up Incubator, Partner of Shanghai Immigration Bureau

    Alice is in the Enterprise Development Division and has been providing both business and policy advisory services for domestic and overseas technology start-ups. She has participated in the construction of preparation of transnational sub-parks (Korea) and had vast experience in international cooperation and communication.

    Alice will talk about how the Science Park can help incubate aspiring Foreign Entrepreneurs in Shanghai

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  • Chaniece Brackeen (Impact Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Vegans of Shanghai & Plant Based Consulting)

    Chaniece Brackeen

    Impact Entrepreneur & Co-Founder of Vegans of Shanghai & Plant Based Consulting

    Chaniece Brackeen, is an American Social-Impact Entrepreneur. She is Co-founder of Vegans of Shanghai and Plant Based Consulting and hails from North Carolina. She has majored in Chinese Studies and nearly a decade of experience in Social Media Management, Interpretation/Translation and Content Creation.

    Chaniece will talk about how to take advantage of the new Entrepreneur Visa for those interested in starting a venture in Sustainability Sector.

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  • LuLu Romano (Founder of AF Shanghai)

    LuLu Romano

    Founder of AF Shanghai


    Self-Media “Zi Mei Ti” Company brings foreigners and overseas returnees weekly doses of happiness wrapped in the form of short videos. Content ranges from collaborating with the newest venues in Shanghai, traveling vlogs, and all the chaos that comes along with being an American living in China.

    Lulu is currently on the Entrepreneur Visa and she can share her experience about the application process and how it has benefited her business.

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4:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Registration and Networking
4:45 PM - 4:50 PM
Event Introduction
4:50 PM - 5:15 PM
Overview on the New Entrepreneurship Visa
5:15 PM - 6 PM
Panel Discussion and Q&A


Student tickets are available for Free upon request. Please contact nic.rogers@amcham-shanghai.org to register. Limited availability.

A prepayment is required when choosing 'Standard Price'.


Member Ticket
Member Price Free
Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 100
Door Price RMB 100
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 250
Door Price RMB 250


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center

Suite 568, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Road West
Shanghai, China

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