Leveraging Peer Pressure: Social Agent Launch August 10

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Its been one heck of a year, and I’m gonna use Paul Orlando’s Farewell speech night public announcement of Social Agent’s 3rd pivoted product to formally launch on Saturday August 10th. It was at the end of his speech and Paul had people from around the room (of about 100 people) choose to stand up and give themselves some peer …

Last Minute Trip to Shanghai

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

One of the “love/hate things” about China that I am still adjusting to is the last minute planning. Just a few days ago I was planning to go to Hong Kong but a trip came up to Shanghai and its been long overdue. I’ve learned to adjust my “western” requirements to have a more concrete schedule and gotten even better …

Why USA Internet and China Internet will continue to Separate

In china business, usa by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Note: Amy / Melissa please do not translate this blog post to my Chinese blog as is may be too sensitive and might be blocked inside Chinese internet. Honestly I hope this English blog isn’t blocked due to this post (or hacked…). Honestly, I will try not to write anything offensive or against Chinese government here – I am just …

First Xiamen, China Startup Weekend a Homerun Hit!

In china business, startup by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Monday morning here in Xiamen, typing up this blog post still running on adrenaline! These Startupweekends are so exciting, and powerful, and man, do they push your limits in energy! I remember Asics Yao being introduced to me a few months back by Rui Ma from 500startups, as he was interested in doing an official Startup Weekend in his city …