Cocoon Networks London is our affiliated London-based branch. As one of Europe’s largest co-working spaces, Cocoon Networks London convenes The City’s most exciting startups and facilitates the exchange of technology ideas across cultures.
Cocoon Networks London hosts a range of tech events such as the yearly China-UK Hi! Tech Festival, and startup competitions in collaboration with global partners such as Alibaba Cloud.
Great emphasis is placed on connecting our resident London startups to the Chinese market, thus fostering fruitful and enduring Sino-British business collaborations/between China and the European continent.

Beijing is a prosperous city infused with creative talent and innovators. It is readily equipped with an abundance of resources to provide a platform for entrepreneurship: it can quickly pool funds for VC start-ups and is home to a number of top Universities and new talent.

Shanghai is known not only as China’s business and financial centre, but also as the international financial centre of the whole Far East. Nowadays, with its rapid development in financial economics and its cohesive nature, Shanghai has become the top startup city in China, with the amount of modern research centres in fact surpassing London. The peninsula Lujiazui is Shanghai’s central business district and global trading powerhouse.

Wuhan’s Optics Valley is home to the East Lake New Technology Development Zone (EDZ) and China’s first Technology Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Service Centre.
Wuhan’s entrepreneurial community has seen great governmental support, and as a result the Hubei Province claims over 20,000 tech companies and SMEs, with a particularly high representation of FinTech startups.