Blog Flashbay and EBS Alumni attract top-notch Chinese students to Germany

Flashbay Limited ( and EBS Alumni today launched the Flashbay EBS Alumni China Scholarship to let more top-notch students from China experience the benefits of an EBS education. This adds to the impressive range of international scholarship programs offered by EBS Alumni.

Karl-Phillip Schlossstein, Director and co-founder of Flashbay welcomed the new partnership: “Flashbay’s staggering top-line growth of 20% year-on-year is thanks in large part to the operational excellence of our manufacturing backbone in Shenzhen. With our R&D capabilities now going local and an increasing number of Chinese customers favoring our products, we felt a need to give something back to China. The Flashbay EBS Alumni China Scholarship, run by the EBS Alumni China Office, is a great way for a global company like us to demonstrate our commitment to China’s continued development.

Under the terms of the Flashbay EBS Alumni China Scholarship, students will be provided with a return flight ticket to Germany, a generous monthly allowance and paid internships at Flashbay.

“EBS Alumni has a long tradition of leadership through partnership. We are very pleased to see Flashbay joining hands with us to deliver a new signature scholarship for China – a global priority market for Flashbay as well as for EBS Alumni” said Martin Hess, EBS Alumni Chairman.

Flashbay Limited is Europe’s largest supplier of branded USB drives specializing in on-demand manufacturing of custom made IT hardware and consumer electronics for a wide range of clients. Headquartered in London and with offices in Shenzhen, China and Santa Clara, CA, United States the company serves Fortune 500 firms, international organizations, and many small and medium sized companies in Europe, North America and China. Flashbay is proud to be a carbon-neutral company as of early 2008.

A non-profit and tax-exempt association under German civil law, EBS Alumni is the official alumni club of the European Business School International University (EBS,, one of Germany’s foremost business schools. The alumni provide more than 200,000 Euro (300,000 USD) per year in student scholarships and organize high-profile seminars, regular member-only sessions and debates. Since our inception in 1980, we have donated a total of 10 million USD to EBS, and in 2008 alone, we handed out seven scholarships to Chinese students, enabling them to take advantage of a quality education abroad. Drawing on research by the recently established EBS Alumni Institute, we have also developed into an important advocate for globalization of teaching, research and life-long learning in Germany and beyond.

flashbay Author: James Appleton
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