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Who we are

Founded and operated by CENTI Group, Tech Shanghai Advocates (TShA) is the headquarter of Tech China Advocates and it is also the first GTA network in China. TShA is a gateway for tech entrepreneurs in Shanghai to connect with the global tech ecosystems.

TShA held the largest launch event in 2018, with 500 local entrepreneurs, investors and government officials gathering in Pudong, Shanghai’s financial district. Since launching, TShA also led London Tech Week in China, bringing the tech festival to Asia for the first time.

Group lead

John Zai


Founder and Chairman of Tech Shanghai Advocates, Global Tech Advocates' first landing point in China, as well as an Ambassador for London Tech Week and a mentor on the Mayor’s International Business Programme. In 2015, John was awarded as one of the UK’s top 5 Asian Investors by the UK Business Angels Association.

Track Records

In October 2019, GTA Global Science and Technology Advocates Summit launched in China the first time, hosted by TShA, aiming at presenting the top scientific and technological innovation in Europe and even the world in China's vision, so as to strengthen the exchanges and cooperation between China, Europe and the global science and technology industry.

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