While in Shanghai, I had a mentor meetup with Liu Yan from Xin Dan Wei coworking community. The meeting was about how to be a good mentor, how to listen, re-iterate, validate and confirm, paraphrase, and give empathy. A great session and the community there is amazing and supportive! To open the meeting, we were all given a piece of …
Shanghai is Full of China Marketing Opportunities!
Been in Shanghai, China now for a bit over 2 weeks now (arrived Monday, June 18) and, like usual, I have overbooked and over extended myself. And still there are more people to see and business to do! I love the hustle. And Shanghai has plenty of hustle to offer, for those that can keep up! I’m so exhausted typing …
Lean Startup Machine Shanghai Experience. Entrepreneurship Can Be Measured
What an amazing weekend that passed at the Lean Startup Machine here in Shanghai, China (one of the main reasons for me taking my long awaited trip to Shanghai). Its Tuesday evening and I’m finally catching up on the blog post, so many overwhelming calls and reactions since pitching on Sunday night. It was exhausting, but mind blowing – and …
Speaker at Next Step China in Shanghai, Tues June 26
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
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
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
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!
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 www.amiando.com/RROOJRP.html Mobile Monday Shanghai pitch night from me and also wanted to …
My First Podcast interview – All Roads Lead to China!
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
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
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 …
My First Social Media Training Seminar in Shanghai, China – Sat June 23
Pretty excited! Confirmed the venue, and going to make it happen – Been meaning to get up to Shanghai for years now, its been over 2 years already! As I recently blogged – I have a jam packed 2 week trip in Shanghai – and I’m happy to say that I had an amazing talk with Founder / president of …
Sharing Developments on Shenzhen Startup Community to @StartupsHK
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.
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!
Leveraging Social Media to Find an Awesome Summer Intern! Welcome Eri @caibijia!
I think everyone knows I love social media and I try my best to document examples of how much it rocks! Being open, sharing your knowledge and experience is a long term commitment – but the benefits are long lasting and amazing. Eri Cai is in China for the summer, she went to Babson college in Boston last semester and …
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