Startup Factory is located in the German Industrial Park in Zhangpu Kunshan district. The city of Kunshan is at the heart of the Yangzi Delta economic hub, around 60 km west of Shanghai and about 35 km east of Suzhou. The city has more than 2 million inhabitants and covers an area of 931 sq km. Economically, Kunshan is one of the best developed tier 2 cities in China. More than 6,300 foreign companies from 56 countries have invested in Kunshan, including 130 German firms, so there is a local German community. Kunshan’s internationality is reflected in its infrastructure, including international schools and nurseries. That also makes it a popular location for highly skilled Chinese personnel.
Located just south of Charlotte in Fort Mill, SC, is Startup Factory USA. From Startup Factory USA is takes just 30 minutes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport – the 6th largest airport in the world by passenger volume – providing ideal access to most U.S. metropolitan areas as well as daily direct flights to major European cities. The Charlotte metropolitan area is one of the most dynamically growing regions in the U.S. with 3.1 million residents and a forcforce of 1.5 million.
Startup Factory has a contact office for SMEs in Munich, which also serves as a base for events and courses in Germany.