Speaker at Next Step China in Shanghai, Tues June 26

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Definitely maximizing this Shanghai trip as much as I can. Exhausting, exhilarating, and business defining for sure! Tonight I’m doing a talk at “Next Step China”, which is a Shanghai meetup group that focuses on entrepreneurs both overseas and in China. I’m going to do my favorite talk, that covering my experience coming to China, opening a company, hiring, managing, …

Excited For Lean Startup Machine Shanghai June 29 July 1

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I’ve been involved with 6 Startup Weekends (well, 2 BootUP!, in Hong Kong) and I have the “startup fever” that seems to be taking over the world lately. Startup Weekends everywhere, meetups, communities in all small cities worldwide. It gets me so energized. Empowering the people! One of the main reasons I picked these specific dates for my long awaited …

Newest Venture: Weibo Agent, Chinese Social Media Marketing

In business, china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Finally making the “official blog post” sharing what I’m upto lately in business (yes, I actually do work!). Some may know already from my social media postings last Friday. We all know, a couple months ago, I announced closing my bar products e-commerce business, took some time to get through that, but I had been burnt out in that business …

Shanghai Daytrip Visiting Coworking, Hackerspaces, Startup Cafes

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Amazing Tuesday both working and “touring” the various coworking spaces and hackerspaces I’ve been craving to visit for years while down in South China! So Tuesday was my fully dedicated day to cram as much of it in as I could! First started at Xin Dan Wei shanghai coworking space, the founder / CEO, Liu Yan has been always supportive …

Landed in Shanghai! Just attended Mobile Monday!

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Just landed in Shanghai, China about 6 hours ago, and what a whirlwind its already been. My good friend Huck Liang happens to also be here on business from Shenzhen (he has 2 offices for his logistics business) and we spent the afternoon together. He heard about the Mobile Monday Shanghai pitch night from me and also wanted to go, …

My First Podcast interview – All Roads Lead to China!

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I was honored when Terry Lin contacted me about being interviewed for his 3rd podcast episode! He is based in Taiwan, so timezone differences were no issue now that I’m in Shenzhen. Many have asked me that I should expand from writing this blog and go all the way to making my own podcast or even video series. Its something …

4 Reasons I’m Having Better Luck Working With Women in Business

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Pushing hard to get all the loose ends tied up in Shenzhen operations before flying to Shanghai tomorrow. When we all got together, I’m noticing that I work better with women! Maybe I’ll get some sexist comments, or that I’m stereotyping. Maybe its also more in China than in the rest of the world, so take that into account when …

Hosting AppTime Mobile Hackathon in GSMA Shanghai, Fri. June 22

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Shanghai trip is going to be JAM PACKED with events and meetings! Trying to make the most out of the trip. The rockstar organizer team from StartupWeekend in Shenzhen – Nik, Kawai, and myself, have been asked to host a 1 day hackathon for mobile apps inside the GSMA Shanghai, China’s Mobile Asia Expo on Friday June 22nd! Seriously seems …

Sharing Developments on Shenzhen Startup Community to @StartupsHK

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Took a quick 2 day trip to Hong Kong for business meetings, and love to meet the guys at Startup Monday and asked the facebook StartupsHK group on Sunday if there was a speaker lined up. Thanks for the photo Jeff Broer from Grayscale, you rock! hey guys, I’ll be in Hong Kong finally visiting from Shenzhen Monday night til …

June 12 Startup Tuesday on a Break.

In Events by Michael Michelini

We are in the midst of planning the next Startup Weekend events. Looking for volunteers, organisers, suppliers, sponsors, and mentors. Contact us if you are interested in getting involved!

More USA University Connections Visiting me in China

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I think one of the most valuable things about going to a university is the networking you get there. While I did do a decent amount of networking while at Stevens Tech – I wish I had done even more. Got a message from Josh Lanning, who was also in the Greek fraternity life in Steven (not a Delt like …

Taking a long overdue trip to Shanghai, June 15 to July 3

In china business by Michael Michelini5 Comments

Yes, will be back on the road soon, came back to Shenzhen after an amazing 2 weeks along the west coast of America – then to Guangzhou for a startup weekend. Its been over 2 years since visiting Shanghai, that was spring 2010! Amazing how time flies. I have been building up meetings and connections there to visit, and below …

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Open Discussion +Volunteer Signup for Startup Tuesdays and Startup Weekends

In Events by Michael Michelini

[box] Who: Michael Michelini and Kawai Or 柯家伟 – Organizers of Startup Weekend. [/box] [box] When: 7 PM, TUESDAY, June 5TH 2012 [/box] [box] Where: Chai Huo Hackerspace, Nanshan, Shenzhen [/box] [box] Cost: FREE[/box] [box] Topic:  Open Discussion +Volunteer Signup for Startup Tuesdays and Startup Weekends.  [/box] [box] About: Hey guys, this is an open networking session. We will also be gathering to discuss the future of Startup Tuesdays and Startup …