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Shanghai Travel Plans – April 17 to 29th

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“on the road again”, then again, was I never “not on the road”? This is why I don’t see myself ever renting a really nice apartment….seriously, I am always on the move! But I love it – love the hustle – no matter how exhausting it may be – sincerely enjoy meeting people Wednesday April 17 – Next Step Shanghai …

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Steve Jobs Talks on the Meaning of Life. Poke Life!

In business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I love Sundays, its when I motivate myself for the week ahead. Think about what happened last week, and make an outline of the days ahead and the goals to accomplish. Steve Jobs, every entrepreneur admires the legacy he left behind. I recently found a video (youtube link and Chinese youku video here that truly inspired me. I know a …

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Shenzhen Startup Demo + Team Building Insanity!

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More intense startup life here – after returning to Shenzhen from Echelon Hong Kong with Dan (which, was a VERY late night missing the Shenzhen Bay border crossing, taking Huanggong border and arriving back about 1:30am) – the rest of the week catching up in Shenzhen after travels in Singapore and Hong Kong! Also prepared for our 3rd public pitch …

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Startup Weekend Mania! Hong Kong Apr 12, Shanghai Apr 19, Shenzhen May 10

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

The startup weekend phenomena has come in strong in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Shenzhen really strong! Just had a nice call w/ Sheikh from USA headquarters yesterday, and there are now great teams in place in all of these cities. I’m so proud of the progress that the Startup Weekend team has made! Hong Kong Startup Weekend April 12 – …

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More Startup Pitching! Echelon Satellite Hong Kong

In hong kong business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

3 pitches in 1 week, talk about intense, last week we went to Singapore to pitch at Startup Asia, today in Hong Kong for this Echelon, and then this Friday for a Shenzhen Innovalley pitch to hundreds of Chinese investors and entrepreneurs! After these 3 pitches, our startup will definitely be on the map! The full details of the Hong …

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Hosting a Seminar at General Assembly on Selling in China via Social Media

In china business, hong kong business by Michael MicheliniLeave a Comment

Continuing to educate and add value to the community of Western businesses to do business in China, I will be hosting a seminar with General Assembly in Hong Kong to help businesses learn how to more effectively enter the Chinese market and sell in China via social media. Also realize that is it possible to do so without a local …

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Amazing Experience At Startup Asia in Singapore!

In startup by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Saturday afternoon typing this from a casino lobby in the Resort world, Singapore. So much moneyflow in this city! My first time to Singapore, and man was it an amazing, fast-paced 3 day excursion. I wanted to announce earlier that I was attending / pitching, but the startups selected to pitch at Startup Arena (Tech In Asia’s pitch competition) had …

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Turning 32 – Another year in China

In family friends by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Birthdays are kinda like New Years Day – reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the next. My focus has gotten much sharper – and I am excited for my 32nd year on this earth. My birthday last year I was going to a ton of events, e-commerce and startups, and doing a bunch of full service consulting …

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4 Tips From my Experience Team Building for Startups

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Those following my startup Social Agent’s blog – I’m so excited to have confirmed a new member to our technical team – Dan from Canada will be a PHP developer with us and has alreadyjumped in head first in the code this week. Its exhilarating. Its about showing your passion, and selling It’s About a Vision, a Mission, and THEN …

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Staying Lean! Focus Group in Hong Kong to listen to Social Agent users!

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Many people think “lean startup” they think cheap, bootstrapping “ramen noodle startup” – well, that may be true too – but actually, lean is all about listening to your users, and building a product that they want! To validate your business model as soon as possible to reduce the time and resources wasted programming (building) a product that people don’t …

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Continuing to Build up the Shenzhen Startup community, launching Startup Digest!

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

A couple weeks ago my friend Peter Choi, the Hong Kong curator of Startup Digest HK sent me a facebook message mentioning he is getting more and more requests from Shenzhen startups and events to post their events and updates. So of course, Shenzhen Peter thinks of me, (I’m honored!). Obviously I’m totally slammed busy with my own startup Social …

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Starting “Open Office Hours” to Connect Better

In business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

As I have been working on my latest venture, Social Agent, one huge difference from previous was the mentorship and feedback I have gotten along the way. From Shanghai to Shenzhen, to Hong Kong then Dalian, Beijing, back to Shanghai. Phone calls, mentor meetings, focus groups. My brain is on overload. An awesome person I have been able to connect …