Xinke: Transforming Service through the Crowd Innovation Space
Founded in late 2014, Xinke used a crowdfunding caf model to provide a platform for communication among entrepreneurs and investors. In June 2015, Xinke co-operated with a leading real estate company to create a crowd innovation caf , and in August 2016, it received A-round financing that led to the establishment of a crowd innovation fund and the creation of a self-access media platform. Xinke had opened a high-end shared office to provide all around services such as funds, publicity, and venues for settled enterprises. It had a network of crowd innovation space (CIS) platforms in various cities across China and was beginning to build a nationwide CIS platform. Could the crowd innovation ecology designed by Xinke inject new vitality into the development of the CIS? How should Xinke's crowd innovation eco-strategy be improved? How could Xinke realize professionalization in and improvement of the crowd innovation ecology? Haibo Hu is affiliated with School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Haitao Lu is affiliated with School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. Tao Huang is affiliated with Center for Industrial Production, Aalborg University, Chunbing Mao is affiliated with School of Business Administration, Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics, Etayankara Muralidharan is affiliated with MacEwan University. William Wei is affiliated with MacEwan University.