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Qualifying…Verifying, Focusing People in my Network. Job of Being a Connector?

In business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

I love networking, marketing, connecting. But lately, with this hyper-active networking throughout China and the world…I have been connecting some people who don’t click in the network. Some have kind of stretched the truth about who they are, their background. Others, maybe in financial distress, have refused to pay others I have connected. This happened also a few years ago, …

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Fallen in Love with Social Media!

In social media by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Seriously…anyone that knows me knows I’m a social media addict. When I started this blog in March 2007 the concept of Social Media as an industry and lifestyle didn’t really exist. While it wasn’t blogging, I first put this website online in April, 2000 – being ridiculed by my college fraternity brothers for having my own name as a website…. …

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April 24th Stephen Forte on “Exiting Tactics for a Startup”

In Events by Michael Michelini

[box] Who: Stephen Forte, Chief Strategy Officer of Telerik [/box] [box] When: 7 PM, TUESDAY, April 24th  [/box] [box] Where: Chai Huo Hackerspace, Nanshan, Shenzhen [/box] [box] Cost: RMB20 [/box] [box] Topic:  “Exiting tactics for a startup”  [/box] [box] About: Stephen Forte is the Chief Strategy Officer of the venture backed company, Telerik, a leading vendor of developer and team productivity tools. Involved in several startups, he was the co-founder of Triton Works, which was …

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Canton Fair meetup #2 – Wednesday April 25th

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Hanging out with Rue this rainy Thursday afternoon. He is really excited about his business promoting local music via Shenzhen Local Music – going through some wordpress training and backup FTP techie jargon. He and I want to work to bring together foreigners + Chinese in South China, he’s more focused on the music and artist industry, while I’m more …

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Michael Jiang on “Big Data And Hadoop: What, Why And How?”

In Events by Michael Michelini

Who:Michael Jiang of ruanko.com/portal/hadoop BroadenGate Technologies (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. When: 7 PM, TUESDAY, APRIL 17 2012  Where: Chai Huo Hackerspace, Nanshan, Shenzhen Cost: RMB20 Topic: 大数据核心技术Hadoop ABC:what, why and how? Big Data And Hadoop: What, Why And How? About: Maojin (Michael) Jiang is a Cloudera Certified Administrator for Apache Hadoop (CCAH) and a ClouderaCertified Developer for Apache Hadoop (CCDH). He spent the past 10 years …

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GOING TO USA! Startup weekend Seattle, May 18

In usa by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Boom! Had an awesome startupweekend in Shenzhen last weekend, been in regular talks with global headquarters in Seattle, Washington, USA and they invited me to facilitate their Seattle startupweekend next month, from May 18 to the 20th! I wish I could take my team, Kawai, Nik, Remus – all the mentors, judges, and of course CHINESE startups…but like Kawai said, …

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Lei Gao On How To Work With Remote Or Virtual Teams

In Events by Michael Michelini

  [box] Who: Lei Gao Tinker, Artist, Interaction Designer , CEO of IMLAB [/box] [box] When: 7 PM, TUESDAY, APRIL 10 2012 [/box] [box] Where: Chai Huo Hackerspace, Nanshan, Shenzhen [/box] [box] Cost: RMB20 [/box] [box] Topic: Introducing Tamagome, a personal data visualization service which aims to help use know more about their daily activities, control behavior, control health. How to work with remote or virtual teams in a startup and the tools to …

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Shenzhen Startupweekend – Say it outloud! Passion overflowing!

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Words cannot describe how I feel this Monday morning….the passion, the emotions, the excitement from this past shenzhen startupweekend was surreal. Its about the sponsors, the mentors, the judges, and most importantly, the entrepreneurs who came out all weekend took risk and time to build something! We had some mobile apps made in a weekend! We had database driven websites, …