I first heard about a Shenzhen hackerspace from my buddy Jon at boot hk hong kong coworking, but it was too early a few months ago, as I called and they said it wasn’t yet ready. It has just opened last month!!! I already got some people on twitter and foursquare confusing hackerspace with computer hackers! So what is a …
What The Heck Am I Doing? Isn’t It Clear?
I’m a scatter brain. More and more, I seem to confuse people….like my buddy Dave Ho tells me, he is trying to help my business, help get me clients or sales, but doesn’t know HOW, doesn’t know WHAT I DO! I keep changing. …. well…maybe because I am still trying to “find myself” – maybe you are out there reading …
Presenting at Shenzhen’s 2nd Startup Tuesday, how to start a startup
Thats a tongue twister! Startup Tuesday on how to start a startup. Say that 5 times over. I am a bit confused if I should post these on both my personal blog here as well as szteam.com, and now we are developing startupscn.com – but hey…the more people who see this the better….and I know some people don’t see / …
Gonna Do It – Finally – Make a PODCAST!
Like my buddy @tropicalmba (Dan Andrews) says, blogging may be a waste of time if you use it to MOTIVATE YOUSELF, and publicly make promises to push yourself…then this post is going to be one of those. Whats a podcast? I know some of you guys reading this (hi Mom and Dad!) may not understand what a podcast is, do …
Preparing For Startup Tuesday #2, Feeling Like a Business Teacher
My mom always said I would make a great teacher. But to be honest, a few reasons I didn’t feel up for it…..the risk/reward wasn’t convincing enough…maybe when I “retire” (well I don’t see myself ever retiring, because I don’t even feel like I’m working now! I love the game) I will be a teacher. But also, I don’t have …
Solid Group of People At Ecommerce Meetup #6 – IP Law in China
I really got cool off on all these events…getting exhausted and probably will burn out! But its basically the rapid development of SZteam, with demand for weekly startup meetings, combined with the original ecommerce monthly meetings that have been organized each month. This month’s meetup was themed around law, specifically Chinese IP protection for small businesses and ecommerce. We had …
Results from Ecommerce Meetup #6 – IP Law in China
Shenzhen ecommerce meetup IP law Matt kowalak This month’s meetup was themed around law, specifically Chinese IP protection for small businesses and ecommerce. We had the following 2 speakers who are experts in law, China, manufacturing, patents, copyright – all that fun stuff! Yubo Zhou, President of Unino IP Consulting (uninno.com), an expert in IP industry. Yubo has been studied …
Meetup #6 – IP Law + Chinese Legal Issues
*** Please note we have rescheduled To Aug 13 from Aug 6 due to Universiade dates **** Our next meetup with be Saturday August 13 , again in the Kingdee building of High Tech park. This event will be focused on Copyright, IP (Intellectual property) and other legal issues in the Chinese export industry for ecommerce businesses. We have 2 …
Shenzhen is Begging for it – Wildly Successful First Shenzhen Startup Tuesday
I truly believe marketing is listening to what people want, and giving them that. If you missed the event, here are the slides from tonight – Shenzhen Team Hosts First Shenzhen Startups Tuesday, and I’m outlining it here. Shenzhen’s 1st “Startups Tuesday” Bringing Together Shenzhen’s Startup Community! ￼￼ ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼ Today’s Agenda People kept asking me what is this first meetings …
As The US Economy Continues Its Decline….More People Look to China
Sure, I always get some comments that I am giving up on America….but come on, didn’t we see this happening like…..I don’t know, years ago? I dont want to get political on this blog, mainly because I hate thinking about hearing political debates during holiday parties with the family. We all have different views on how a government should run …
Motivational Poem – Enjoy Your Coffee This Morning!
Happy Friday, about 6pm here and I’m off my morning coffees, but I thought it would be good to get it out for USA time zone Friday mornings, get some fresh eyes on this poem my Chinese friend sent me today. Read below, I’ll add my perspective after: Enjoy your coffee this morning! A group of alumni, highly established in …
More Meetups! Shenzhen’s First Startup Tuesday!
Just #addicted to networking and connecting. But at least I am focusing on an industry, group, and location: Industry: tech / international ecommerce Location: China, specifically south / Shenzhen. And I’m just gonna keep plowing through. I tried to get others to organize some events, but I am low on patience and just setup a quick and informal round table …
First Meeting for Startups in Shenzhen!
Been talking to more and more people that want to network with other startups in Shenzhen….there are many around, well lets DO IT! We will use the SZteam.com office for the place, and pick Tuesday night 7pm to get people together. What: Startups Shenzhen Meetup For Who: People that are in startups or curious When: Tuesday, Aug 9, 7pm …
I got a Mac Air – I finally broke down
Sorry PC friends…I have converted to a Mac….first ever in my whole life if you can believe it….well unless you count the iMini (i think its what it was called, it is a tiny clip on iPod thingie i got as a gift on wall street from a brokerage firm…..which i gave away rather quickly) I needed a new PC….my …
Presenting at Startups HK – Adventures of a Foreigner Doing Business in China
It was an hour to present tonight at #sumhk (Startup Monday Hong Kong), after attending so many of them, it was great to know the audience, and write a relevant (at least I hope so) presentation for everyone. I try to keep it real, but to be “politically correct” Startups HK asked me to title this presentation “Foreigner in China”, …
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