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Chinese Ecommerce Meetup, Chengdu Edition

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Took notes at the weekend’s hiwto Chinese ecommerce meetup, my raw notes from the translator sitting next to me are below. Pretty interesting stuff. started with tea, networking, name card trading face mask dance, opera. =============== intro: Paul intro: made in china , brand known around the world. north china expansion more foreigners to understand this group. purpose of hiwto …

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Visit to Panda Forest, Chengdu Panda Research Base

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

They told me it could not be done this weekend, but we made it happen – took a quick Saturday morning trip to the Chengdu Panda Research base. It was a bit far outside the city, taking about 1 hour by taxi each way (40 yuan fare)….not leaving too much time in the park before getting to the hiwto ecommerce …

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On My Way To ChengDu, China for Ecommerce Meeting

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Just when I thought I would lower my travel and stay in one place, I book my USA ticket, and take this last minute trip to ChengDu city in China. I am taking this trip because of business! For the further developments and networking and research for Chinese ecommerce and “CBT” (cross border trade). I still believe ecommerce is the …

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Mobile App Challenge – Hong Kong Web Wednesday!

In hong kong business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Came to Hong Kong last night to take care of some business meetings and finishing up the Hong Kong apartment deal, I ended up sticking around Hong Kong another day! Heading to Dongguan bright and early tomorrow morning (7am leaving Hong Kong) to visit the team there and discuss more ecommerce warehousing and fulfillment cooperations. But by sticking around another …

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Finally Got A New Bike in China – Foldable, Urban-Friendly

In motivation by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Didn’t think I would come to blog about this, but its been a hot topic on my posts in facebook, twitter, and weibo….guess talking about bikes and personal life is more engaging to people then business posts! People wanna see more pics of it (folded), more size details, cost, that I’m riding it inside the new shenzhen coworking space. Here …

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I Am Happy

In motivation by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Fulfilled? Sure, there are a few things on my wish list…but for the most part, I am happy with my life and the way things are going at the moment. I am getting warning signs from a few of my friends and advisors on this shenzhen coworking project taking too much of my time and not getting enough return for …

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

In hong kong business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

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 …

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Brainstorming Various Shenzhen Community Events

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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 …

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Moving Quickly With Shenzhen Coworking!

In china business by Michael Michelini6 Comments

Back to Shenzhen, and BACK TO BUSINESS! No messing around. Caught up with work in the morning / afternoon, meetups, and then Chris Gormley and I went over to check on the developments in the Shenzhen coworking. Met with Gareth and Jun, the guys who’ve been setting up the new location while I’ve been away….and they are READY to open! …

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Back in China – Work Week Plan: Shenzhen, Dongguan, Hong Kong

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Sundays are always my reflection and planning days….back from a long trip in the Philippines late last week, transitioned back to “China mode” with meeting people and running between Hong Kong to Shenzhen…..quickly outlining my week and posting here for ya’ll to see: Monday – in Shenzhen, China. Its July 4th, which is a holiday in USA – independence day, …