Who We Are

Sias Amidi US-China Startups Incubation Center is a China-based international investment institution jointly founded by Sias International University and Amidi Group. Specialized in both growing local tech startups as well as helping cutting edge global companies enter into and expand their businesses in the Chinese market, the incubation center is committed to early-stage investment and providing comprehensive entrepreneurial education.

With combined global incubating resources of Amidi Group (whose subsidiary companies include Plug and Play Technology Center, 1010 Wilshire Community and Hollywood Production Center), and regional expertise, talent pool, and industry networks from Sias International University, we accelerate and invest in the most promising and innovative technology startups in China and around the world. We provides the ideal channel for investors looking to capitalize on the opportunities of an exciting emerging market, while being the platform for regional entrepreneurs and international companies to grow and succeed.

Each startup invested and accelerated by our incubation center will be guided, organized and connected to the startup ecosystem for substantial growth and superior performance.

We are looking for startups in:

  • Information Technology
  • Education and Services
  • Social Media
  • Entertainment
  • Biotechnology

Amidi Group

With over 50 years of combined entrepreneurial experience in building profitable, global enterprises from the ground up, and over 25 years of combined investing experience in successful information technology and life science companies, Amidi Group has assembled an extensive network of resources that includes:

  • Over 180 Venture Capital Firms and Private Investors
  • Global Corporate, Technology, and Governmental Partners
  • A World-Class Group of Advisors, Mentors, and Academic Partners

Hanhai Zhiye Investment

Established in 2003, Hanhai Zhiye is a high-tech conglomerate formed by science and technology experts, scholars, overseas graduates, and elites of Tsinghua University, Peking University, Renmin University, Stanford University, etc. It is headquartered at Galaxy SOHO on Chaoyangmen Street in Dongcheng District and has developed into a multinational conglomerate focused on science and technology park construction.

In recent years, Hanhai Zhiye have been making efforts to build an international science and technology service platform that “hatches globally for cross-border acceleration”. In China, we have established five technology incubators, including the Beijing Huahai Jiye Technology Incubator, the Beijing Hanchao Dacheng Technology Incubator, the Beijing Hanhai Runze Technology Incubator, the Beijing Hanhai Bozhi Technology Incubator, and one Sino-US business innovation center. With 300,000 square meters of technological parks, we have linked global innovation resources to achieve cross-border acceleration. In other countries, we have established and run a Sino-US Park, Sino-German Park, and Sino-Canadian Park to build international science and technology service platforms actively, thus continuously exploring and leading the international development of China's scientific and technological incubators.

Successfull Startups

PayPal

PayPal is a global leader in secure online payment solutions. (PayPal was acquired by eBay)

Current Valuation:
$15 Billion

Successful Investment by
Amidi Group

Dropbox

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, documents and videos anywhere and share them easily. Company was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. Frustrated by working from multiple computers, Drew was inspired to create a service that would let people bring all their files anywhere, with no need to email around attachments.

Current valuation:
$4 Billion

Successful Investment by
Amidi Group

LendingClub

LendingClub is an online financial community that brings together credit-worthy borrowers and savvy investors so that both can benefit financially. They replace the high cost and complexity of bank lending with a faster, smarter way to borrow and invest.

Current Valuation:
$1.55 Billion

Successful Investment by
Amidi Group

Zoosk

Zoosk.com is a social dating community with millions of singles from around the globe using the service each month. Zoosk provides a fun and social online dating experience that users can easily access from Zoosk's website, social networking applications, mobile services and downloadable desktop applications.

Current Valuation:
$221 Million

Successful Investment by
Amidi Group

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What We Do

mentoring

Mentoring

The Executives In Residence (EIRs) stationed at the incubation center,as well as our strong mentor and advisor team can provide guidance to your startup company.They are experienced executives and serial entrepreneurs who are excited about innovations.

funding

Funding

Seed funding and access to capital is a critical element for the success of a startup, our incubation center has established various financing channels including angel investors, venture capital firms, strategic corporate investors, and Sias Amidi Incubation Center’s internal funding, our access to potential investors is unparalleled.

office space

Office Space

Professional and comfortable office space, modern office facilities in all varieties. High-speed Internet, wireless network coverage. Over a hundred restaurants and coffee shops around. Combination of office and accommodation, which helps members of entrepreneurial team spend long run-in period and provides entrepreneurs with a warm, cozy and comfortable home to rest.

property service

Property Service

In China’s unique business environment, business mentors helps your team to determine appropriate time and promotion strategies. Meanwhile, the Incubation Center will assist your business development in advantage of our industrial contacts and policy resource.

talent recruitment

Talent Recruitment

Our incubation center will provide team building support to established startups and assist in screening, recruiting talents and arranging interviews.

frontier interaction

Frontier Interaction

Sias Amidi Group US-China Incubation Center has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with an Internet-accelerated company Plug & Play in Silicon Valley and has institutional interaction with this company, so as to provide latest innovations of Silicon Valley for entrepreneurs synchronously.

SIAS team

Rahim Amidi

Founding Partner

The Team

Advisors, Investors & Partners

SIAS team

Hanguang Wang

Founding Partner

SIAS team

Jack Gao

Vice President of News Corporation

SIAS team

Saeed Amidi

Founder & CEO at Plug and Play Tech Center, Founding General Partner at Amidzad

SIAS team

Howard Marks

Co-chair at Start Engine

SIAS team

Farhad Kashani

Automotive CEO,
High Tech SVP

SIAS team

Niu Wenwen

Chief Editor of China Entrepreneur

SIAS team

Mostafa Ronaghi

CTO and SVP at Illumina, Co-founder of Pyrosequencing, ParAllele BioScience, NextBio, Avantome

SIAS team

Mohsen Moazami

Founder & Managing Director, Columbus Nova Technology Partners

SIAS team

Dr. Ningyuan Yang

Well-known Scientist

SIAS team

Mehrdad Tabrizi

President at Nitto Denko Technical Inc

SIAS team

Alireza Masrour

Managing Partner

SIAS team

Farhad Tabrizi

Senior Vice President; Strategic Memory Planning Samsung

SIAS team

Peter Relan

Peter's passion is collaborating with founders as a guide and a resource.

SIAS team

Jim Mills

Jim has operating experience at startup and industry-leading technology companies.

SIAS team

Wayne Wang

Hanhai Plug and Play Project Office, General Manager

SIAS team

Rasoul M. Oskouy

Juniper Founding Member

SIAS team

Weiwu Wang

Director of Network Management Center of Hanhai Plug and Play

SIAS team

Matthias Zeuch

Founder and CEO of HRMnext

SIAS team

Marc Steiner

General Counsel for Amidi Group and Plug and Play Tech Center

SIAS team

Danny Qin

VP of LighHouse Capital

SIAS team

Changsheng Zhao

Chairman of Henan Jinpeng Industrial Co., Ltd.

SIAS team

Mark Breitenberg

Founder of Design Accelerator and Dean of Pasadena Art Center

SIAS team

Jupe Tan

VP of iInternational Operations of Plug and Play Tech Center

SIAS team

Kerry Yin

Executive Secretary General of Zhongguancun PE & VC Association

SIAS team

Peixin Xu

Chairman of Bona Film Group Strategic Investment

SIAS team

Xinhe Li

Founder of UCredit Group and Renrendai.com

SIAS team

Gurpreet Singh

Entrepreneur, COO, GWC India, GMIC India Producer

SIAS team

Forest Zukerman

Inspree Marketing CEO, President & Founder

SIAS team

Rick Chen

Founder of Pozible, Australia crowdfunding company

SIAS team

Chen Zhao

Managing Partner

SIAS team

Han Li

Hanhai Plug and Play General Manager

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Investment Partners

Beijing Hanhai

Beijing Hanhai Zhiye Investment
Management Company Limited

Established in 2003, Hanhai Zhiye is a high-tech conglomerate formed by science and technology experts, scholars, overseas graduates, and elites of Tsinghua University, Peking University, Renmin University, Stanford University, etc. It is headquartered at Galaxy SOHO on Chaoyangmen Street in Dongcheng District and has developed into a multinational conglomerate focused on science and technology park construction.

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Amidi Group

Amidi Group

Amidi Group is a conglomerate of privately-held business enterprises consisting of several domestic and international entities involved in various of industries including real estate, startups investment and manufacturing. As part of Amidi Group, Plug&Play Tech Center is a business accelerator, with offices in Silicon Valley, Singapore, Russia, Germany and Spain, it specializes in growing tech startups. Over $1.6 billion venture funding has been raised by Amidi Group since 2006.

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Legen star

Legend Star

Legend Star was jointly founded by Chinese Academy of Sciences and Lenovo co., ltd. in 2008. Legend Star first created "entrepreneurial training+angel investment" model, combined advantages of professional investment agencies and training agencies, and further integrated social resources.

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Angel Crunch

Angel Crunch

Founded in November 2011, the first platform in China that publishes the crowdfunding rules of angel investors. By the end of October 2013, Angel Crunch had helped 70 projects finished financing of 40 million USD, and had over 8,000 registered projects, 1,000 registered companies and 22,000 angel investors.

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SIAS

Sias International University

Sias International University is the first solely American-owned University in Central China. Affiliated with Zhengzhou University as well as Fort Hays State University of Kansas, it was developed and designed in response to the most current educational demands. It is the first full-time undergraduate university approved by the Degree Committee of the State Councilin China to grant both Chinese and American Bachelor's Degrees. It is fully accredited by the China Ministry of Education.

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Enactus

Enactus (China)

Enactus, known before October 2012 as Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE), is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize university students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders.

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ZVCA

Zhongguancun Private Equity & Venture Capital Association

Zhongguancun Private Equity & Venture Capital Association is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to promoting Private Equity and Venture Capital industry in China, with a strong focus on accelerating domestic and international deal activities. Zhongguancun, located in Beijing, is China’s biggest technology hub, concentrating 1/3 of venture capital investment in the whole country. It is commonly referred to as the Silicon Valley of China.

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Student Boss

Student Boss

Student Boss was founded in 2004, is a service portal website that helps student with entrepreneurship and job-hunting. StudentBoss has been creating 5 platforms helping students and startups, including news, projects, training, funding and incubating platform.

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University Relationships

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CONTACT

Hanhai Plug and Play

No. 168 East Renmin Road, Xinzheng City, Zhengzhou City,
Henan Province 451150, China
Email: info@hanhaiplugandplay.com
Tel:010-64097207
Fax:010-64097389


Sias International University

No. 168 Renmin East Road,
Xinzheng, Zhengzhou City, Henan Province 100010, China
Tel: 010-64097207
http://www.hanhaizhiye.com.cn/

Amidi Group

170 Convition Way. Redwood City .CA 94063, USA
Tel: (650) 363-2900
Fax: (650) 363-2901
www.amidigroup.com

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