FLX Bike founders Rob Rast (left) and Pete Leaviss (right), whose company manufactures electric bikes in China to sell in the US. Photo: Samuel Croskery FLX Bike founders Rob Rast (left) and Pete Leaviss (right), whose company manufactures electric bikes in China to sell in the US. Photo: Samuel Croskery
FLX Bike founders Rob Rast (left) and Pete Leaviss (right), whose company manufactures electric bikes in China to sell in the US. Photo: Samuel Croskery
Start-ups

Why Shanghai is a hub for lifestyle tech start-ups, and how quickly ideas can reach scale there when the stars align

Shanghai has seen a huge growth in start-ups in the last few years, with many capitalising on the city’s cosmopolitan nature. Here we look at three that characterise its unique scene: MeWXH, FLX Bike and BottlesXO

Topic |   Start-ups
FLX Bike founders Rob Rast (left) and Pete Leaviss (right), whose company manufactures electric bikes in China to sell in the US. Photo: Samuel Croskery FLX Bike founders Rob Rast (left) and Pete Leaviss (right), whose company manufactures electric bikes in China to sell in the US. Photo: Samuel Croskery
FLX Bike founders Rob Rast (left) and Pete Leaviss (right), whose company manufactures electric bikes in China to sell in the US. Photo: Samuel Croskery
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