“No matter where you are now, if you really want to start a business, the first thing you do is to move to Beijing.” On the morning of September 12th, Meituan founder and CEO Wang Xing said in a keynote speech at the first HICOOL Global Entrepreneurs Summit.
Wang Xing came to Beijing in 2003 and officially started his business in 2004. Now Meituan has served 460 million consumers. And the achievements of Meituan are all realized in Beijing. Wang Xing said with excitement:”When you come to Beijing to start a business, you have already succeeded one third!”
Wang Xing believes that a successful business requires the right time and place. The first is the time,”the time to start a business is always there, if you want to start a business, don’t worry about being late”. Wang Xing mentioned in 2016 that the opportunity of the Internet has entered the second half, but he further explained that this does not mean that there are not many opportunities, but more new opportunities are constantly emerging. Wang Xing noticed that many of HICOOL’s entrepreneurial projects are information technology. At a time when computing capabilities, communication capabilities, and perception capabilities in various industries are constantly improving, accelerated digitization and diversified consumer demand determine the continuous”time”.
Wang Xing said that the location and people of entrepreneurship are in Beijing. Beijing is a very suitable place for entrepreneurship. From Ming Chengzu the emperor guards the country, to the various policies supported by the Beijing Municipal Government, Beijing is A well-deserved innovation center. This is not only the most concentrated place for venture capital, but also the most concentrated city of human resources in China.”The most important thing about entrepreneurship is not money but people, it’s a team.” Wang Xing mentioned that Beijing is one of the cities with the most software engineers in the world, and software and digitalization can never be avoided in entrepreneurship today.
“When you came to Beijing, you have already accounted for two of the right time and place, and the three success factors. A good start is half of the success. So, when you come to Beijing to start a business, you have already succeeded one third !” As China’s economy accelerates its transition to a smart economy, one can realize the dream by seizing Beijing’s policy advantages and talent advantages.