Been to 3 startup weekends since my son was born just a couple months ago – and I love the chance to see the energy and passion in each city. Beijing hasn’t had an official Startup Weekend for a couple years as the organizing team dissolved. We re-built it a couple months ago and it has been a lot of fun seeing the organizing team put this together! Special shout-out to those awesome organizers – Emily, Kang, Leona, Vivian.
We had over 60 participants, mainly local Chinese, I’d say about 45 Chinese and 15 foreigners (Westerners) so as usual, balancing the languages of Chinese and English was a learning experience.
After the 54 hour event the winning teams were:
- Space Share – airbnb for office space in China
- NGO platform to connect volunteers with non profits
- Idea4hack – platform to allow idea owners to post their ideas and work interactively with experts to build it.
I’m learning to make videos fast and fun – here are is the video
Video of Startup Weekend Beijing
For Chinese – via Youku
For Westerners – via Youtube:
A few hand picked photos