Visit to Manila Philippines’s Coworking Space

Been back in the Philippines a bit over a day now, and been jammed with meetings to see the customer service agents helping the company here, as well as e-commerce logistics partner companies. Leon has been down in Manila for a month or so, and though he’s currently in training in Australia, he connected me with a new coworking space …

Hong Kong Hackers coming to Shenzhen, Sat Feb 18!

So many events…I really need a solution to showing everyone all the upcoming events. Saturday, Feb 18th, the Hong Kong hackers group (HK HackJam) are organizing an event to Shenzhen, China electronics market (Hua Qiang Bei)….being the “resident HK representative” here in Shenzhen, I can’t wait to meet Hong Kong people “taking the risk to come into dangerous China!!!” (for …

Considering Futian District Coworking / Incubator (Am I a Realtor Now?!)

Seriously feeling like a real estate agent lately…but I am in cross fires getting both people who want to utilize coworking space, and office owners who have space they want to utilize. My buddies in Hong Kong, Felix Lam and Jon Buford, introduced me to a company in Futian district of Shenzhen who is interested in converting their office into …

Another Coworking Option – Join Forces With ChaiHuo Hackerspace?

Been on the hunt for a new coworking space in Shenzhen, China. Sadly, its official, the current SZteam coworking office I as well as others worked so hard to build and publicize is closing over the Chinese New Years, and this week I had to move my things out of the high tech park SZteam coworking office… It wil be …

Maybe Another Shot At Doing a Shenzhen Coworking Office

Not even a couple months ago I was stressing about how to deal with the future of the current SZteam coworking space in High Tech park. Like I had said, the space moved faster than I was prepared and I tried my best to backtrack and make it work This time, I am doing it differently. Last week at Christmas …

My Internal Struggle to determine my Future with Shenzhen Team Coworking

….maybe not everyone will be happy with this blog post. I have had some friends tell me I should hold off on blogging….but this is how I get my mind “at ease”…. After scrambling to get Shenzhen’s official startup weekend going, we did have a pretty good success, and I thank Kawai, Nik, Rafael, Sammi, Bruce, and many others. Also …

Back in Shenzhen, Hanging at the newly upgraded SZteam coworking space

Back in Shenzhen, China and ready to ROCK now more then ever. It 100%. I am back, and I am here to stay. Monday morning I woke up at 7am, still a bit jet lagged, and rode my folding bike to the shenzhen team coworking space ….ready to start the week off and crank out a full day (its 12 …

Hanging @ Hoboken, NJ’s First Coworking Space – @MissionFifty

After Julian’s wedding I ended up in Hoboken for a few days, meet my Stevens friends and professors, and some business contacts I have made over the years doing online business. Monday morning I was looking for somewhere to work, and after quickly getting frustrated with coffee shops not having wifi, seats, etc I went and google searched “Hoboken Coworking”. …

Building up to a Business Training Center in Shenzhen!

Startup Tuesdays, Ecommerce Saturdays, Shenzhen Coworking space, internet marketing consulting in South China….all roads are leading to: an idea lab – incubator – startup breeding grounds. But more immediately (and more monetizable) a business training center! A majority of the speakers have been open to getting paid (duh!) for a longer, more detailed and comprehensive training class in their expertise …

Visit to the First Shenzhen Hackerspace!

I first heard about a Shenzhen hackerspace from my buddy Jon at boot hk hong kong coworking, but it was too early a few months ago, as I called and they said it wasn’t yet ready. It has just opened last month!!! I already got some people on twitter and foursquare confusing hackerspace with computer hackers! So what is a …

More Meetups! Shenzhen’s First Startup Tuesday!

Just #addicted to networking and connecting. But at least I am focusing on an industry, group, and location: Industry: tech / international ecommerce Location: China, specifically south / Shenzhen. And I’m just gonna keep plowing through. I tried to get others to organize some events, but I am low on patience and just setup a quick and informal round table …

Extremely Successful Launch Party for SZteam Shenzhen Coworking

Life has been like a dream come true lately…..surely I am not making tons of cash, but I am enjoying what I do. And I know, or have learned, that in life the most important thing is to find what we love to do, and do it. Let the rest work itself out. Spent a lot of time this week …

Startup Monday in Hong Kong – Traditional Media Isn’t Dead!

Made it to Hong Kong for a couple days for meetings with the fiveislands ecommerce center and catching up with the boot hk crew, also discussing cooperation with Boot Hk and the new SZteam Shenzhen coworking space. Tonight, being Monday, Startups HK held their weekly startup Monday event at boot. We went around the room and did self introductions….there were …

Brainstorming Various Shenzhen Community Events

Currently typing from the bus from Shenzhen Bay border to Hong Kong….spending a couple days in Hong Kong for business meetings as well as spend more time with the Boot hk coworking crew…..discussing all the developments in Shenzhen with the meetups and new szteam coworking space. Things are fitting together, in a groove….and I’m happy doing it. This is what …

I’m Back + Shenzhen City is Growing Faster Then Ever

I’m based in Shenzhen, China – I have lived in Manila, Philippines, and Hong Kong – here is my thought process when I based back here in Shenzhen. Some of my friends ask me why? My mind was blown when I first came to Hong Kong and then China back in 2007…nothing like I had expected…was expecting rice fields or …