About Us

UCHINA is your presence in China. Our vision is to give you a head start in China, regardless of whether you are physically present here.

Based in Shenzhen, UCHINA is a team of experts who have lived in China for over 10 years and know the culture intimately. We speak the Chinese language and we have rich experience working with Chinese businesses.
Our story
In 2014, we founded UCHINA in Guangzhou, the wholesale capital of South China. We worked in many different markets, from running music events, creating a shoe brand, starting a logistics business, to exporting mining equipment. We learnt the Chinese way of doing business first hand, and became familiar with the Chinese culture.

Our core business revolves around trading and manufacturing. We have dealt with cosmetics, glasses, POS systems, clothing, raw materials, LED lighting, and many other industries. As our focus shifted to electronics and technology, we moved our base of operations to Shenzhen, the hardware capital of the world.
Shenzhen Advantage
The UCHINA office is in Troublemaker, a well-known maker space in Huaqiangbei, Shenzhen. Troublemaker boasts a large community of experts and engineers who have advised countless companies on their products and businesses. With their help, you will know what to look out for instead of repeating the same mistakes as others.

Minimize time wasted and money spent. Speed up the processes.
UCHINA Advantage
UCHINA can help you, whether you are new to hardware development, new to China, or both. Our wealth of experience tackling new challenges and creating products make us well-equipped to advice teams regardless of their background. We believe we have value to add to small teams or big companies.

The value we add is evident in the numerous consultation requests we receive. We are determined to help startups hit the ground running, thus we created UCHINA acceleration program to help hardware startups speed up their product development.
UCHINA Philosophy
Here at UCHINA, we believe in transparency, honesty and mutual respect. We love technology and innovative products, and we want to see teams we have worked with succeed and grow. We are a startup too. We follow lean manufacturing processes and use the lean startup methodology. We employ holacracy to ensure our team stays nimble and deliver timely results.
Founders
10 years experience in China
Nikita Potrashilin
CEO & founder
In China more than 14 years. Obsessed with extreme sports, solo traveler and geek in soul. Supply chain management expert
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Artem Zhdanov
Marketing director
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UCHINA Experts
It can't happen without our team
Henk Werner
Product developer and startup mentor
Co-Founder of TroubleMaker
Hans Joachim Michel
Physics and Computer Science Expert
Wade Zhang
Structural design expert; mold manufacturing technology expert
Irina Im
Supply chain management expert
Leo Liu
Mechanical engineer
Engeneering agancy founder
Anton Shvydkyi
Industrial designer
Loay Yari
Embedded Systems hardware and firmware engineer
Mat Cosentini
Electronic Engineer
Evgeny Kosolapov
Market Access Expert
Representative in China at Skolkovo Foundation with focus in launching projects in Mobile Internet, TMT, Retail area
Alexander Zainigabdinov
Legal Expert
Partner at China Window Consulting group, the first legal consulting structure in China working since 2001
Andrey Prokhorovich
Technology Transfer and IP Protection Expert
General Director of Eurasia Development, Advisor to the Chairman of the Chinese-Russian Innovative Technopark (China, Yantai)
Evgeniy Yakimchuk
Photographer & Filmmaker
Alexey Zaytsev
Electronic engineer and manufacturing expert
Aloysius Kee
E-commerce & Product Expert
Living in China for over 17 years he is a true marketer specializing in bringing western brands into China.
Dmitry Bondarenko
Electronics engineer
CTO at Mishka.Ai
Dmitry Volkov
Hardware projects manager
Supply chain managment expert
Vacancies
Sales & project manager
We are looking for an individual to lead our North American expansion. You must be a native English speaker with the desire and energy to try something new. We have no strong requirements for previous work experience in a similar field. If you want to develop your career by taking up this challenge of becoming an expert in sales, project management, and international business, you are the one we're looking for.

Responsibilities:
  • Establish and nurture strong, long-term customer relationships
  • Proactively utilize company resources to develop and maintain relationships with overseas customers to achieve the sales objectives
  • Maintain and improve relationships with overseas customers through daily emails, mobile messengers communication, and phone calls
  • Market research and competition analysis to stay updated on the industry trends
  • Dive into the production/manufacturing process and give feedback to customers
Responsibilities:
  • - Native English speaker
  • Excellent listening, writing, communication and negotiation skills with clients
  • Good organizational skills, positive thinking, confident, and independent
  • Honest and hardworking
  • Basic or advanced knowledge of electronics, gadgets, and technology trends
  • Basic knowledge of traditional and internet marketing
  • Able to work schedules that align with the target market
  • Intellectually curious
  • Meticulous by nature
Will be appreciated:
Any level of Chinese language proficiency Previous experience in a related field is a plus but not a must Bachelor's degree in Business, Sales, Communication or Marketing preferred
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      Books
      on which our principles are based:
      Blue ocean strategy
      W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne
      Reinventing Organizations
      Frederic Laloux
      The Lean Startup
      Eric Ries
      The Founder's Dilemmas
      Noam T. Wasserman
      Good to Great
      James C. Collins
      Tribal leadership
      Dave Logan, John King
      Cross-cultural Communication
      Richard D. Lewis
      The Toyota way
      Jeffrey Liker
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