They’ve got talent and projects to prove it
Half of the 14 startups that entered the Minhang final for this year’s Shanghai Young Talent Innovation Contest are based in the district, a sign that efforts to nurture entrepreneurial talent and innovation are paying off.Shanghai DoAero, Asage Robots and Daisy won the top three awards.To get more Minhang District news, you can visit shine news official website.
Twenty-three enterprises attended the competition this year, displaying their projects. Many of the contestants have attended start-up entrepreneurship training courses organized by the district.
“We want to build a platform and share our resources to help this kind of talent,” said Wen Wei, chief of organization and liaison at the Minhang Communist Youth League Committee, which hosted the event. “Of course, it’s also a chance to show young entrepreneurs what the district can offer them.”
The competition and training course have been held for the past three years. She said the event is always adapting to changing trends in the commercial world.
“The whole market is shifting,” she said. “We see trends from contestants taking part in the event and then rejig the next contest to reflect them.”
Wen added, “The first year, our contestants and course students came from various industries, from baby products to coffee shops. Last year, we had more enterprises in biotechnology. This year is seeing an increase in smart manufacturing.”
The district has also founded the Young Entrepreneurs Association to build platforms for people with innovative ideas.
We talked to some contestants from Minhang.Zhou Luxian, CEO of Shanghai Aiji Biotechnology Co.Whether you are from Nepal or New York, all human beings share 99.9 percent identical DNA. It’s that 0.01 percent difference that makes the world so varied.
“Each individual has a different skin type,” said Zhou. “And the secret of our skin lies in that 0.01 percent.”
Zhou’s company provides genetic testing service for customers and customized skincare products for their particular skin type, according to the DNA results.
“In order to find the product that suits your skin best, you would normally need to spend years and a lot of money trying various products,” he said. “Even then, the result might not be satisfactory, and you actually might damage your skin with the wrong products.”
The first step in skin care is to know yourself. Every person is different. The company works with Spas & Salons to promote the genetic testing service.
“Our genetic testing is different from other testing systems on the market,” Zhou said. “We focus on genes related to the skin, rather than genes associated with general physical health.”
As an eco-friendly company, it tests products using 3D skin models instead of animals.