Pudong entrepreneur training camp attracts top uni students
Shanghai's Pudong New Area kicked off its fourth Eyas Entrepreneurship Training Camp on July 2, with 39 university students taking part.
The students are from top Chinese universities such as Peking University, Tsinghua University, ShanghaiTech University, Nanjing University, Zhejiang University, and Dali University.
They will work as interns, attend professional courses, and visit successful startup firms and large scientific facilities in Pudong during their month-long training.
A total of 14 local institutions and companies signed up for this year's program offering internships in fields such as development engineering, derivatives research, funds management, and new media operation. The students will be given internships according to their majors.
Professional innovation and entrepreneurship teams have been brought in to give students high-quality training courses.
The students will also have the opportunity to visit startup incubators ZJ Ventures Studio and Zhangjiang Incubator, and scientific facilities such as the National Center for Protein Science Shanghai and the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility.
The training camp is designed to help the students broaden their horizons and improve their ability to apply their theoretical knowledge in the real world, and give them a better understanding of Pudong's entrepreneurship and innovation environment.
Li Hao, a junior student from Dali University, considered the training camp a good opportunity to learn about entrepreneurships because he has ambitions to startup his own business after graduation.
Since 2015, the camp has attracted a large number of young talents to work or start up their own businesses in Pudong. Yu, a postgraduate student from Peking University who attended the 2015 camp, has since set up his startup project in Pudong and received a subsidy of 100,000 yuan ($14,500).
Local authorities regard the camp as a way to encourage highly-skilled professionals to settle in the district. They also hope to lure more entrepreneurship projects to take place in the district and via such programs.
Some 39 students from top Chinese universities on their first day of a month-long entrepreneurship training camp in Pudong, Shanghai, on July 2. [Photo/Pudong Times]