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, even if he was asked to come, he wouldn’t be able to get a passport visa from USA in less than 1 month time.
I will not forget these guys when I come to America…and I’ll be sharing all these stories.
Below is my flight info. I also booked a week in Los Angeles as well. Wish I could make it to NYC / Connecticut (friends + business alliances) and Florida (parents) – but this trip will be a west coast trip.
Traveler Name Michelini, Mike (Adult)
Hong Kong to Los Angeles
From: Hong Kong, HK (HKG) To: Los Angeles, CA , US (LAX)
Departing Flight – Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Korean Air Flight 614 AIRBUS INDUSTRIE 330 JET Jet
From Hong Kong (HKG) To Seoul Incheon (ICN)
02:05pm -May 09, Wed – 06:40pm -May 09, Wed Nonstop, Coach
Korean Air Flight 61 BOEING 777 Jet
From Seoul Incheon (ICN) To Los Angeles (LAX)
09:35pm -May 09, Wed – 04:35pm -May 09, Wed Nonstop, Coach
Flight Duration: 14hr 35min Layover Time: 2hr 55min Total Trip Time: 17hr 30min
Los Angeles to Seattle
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Alaska Airlines, Flight 461, BOEING 737-400 Jet
Los Angeles (LAX) to Seattle/Tacoma (SEA)
12:55pm -May 16, Wed, 03:34pm -May 16, Wed Nonstop, Coach
Seattle to Hong Kong
note, on Monday April 23, I had to revise the flight up 1 day earlier, leaving on the 22nd instead of 23rd, to get back to Macau for the G2EAsia.com conference I’m speaking on social media in China.
Korean Air Flight 20 BOEING 777 Jet
From Seattle/Tacoma (SEA) to Seoul Incheon (ICN)
01:50pm -May 22, Tue 05:20pm -May 23, Wed Nonstop Coach
Korean Air Flight 607 AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A380-800 Jet
From Seoul Incheon (ICN) to Hong Kong (HKG)
07:45pm -May 23, Wed -10:30pm -May 23, Wed Nonstop, Coach
Flight Duration: 22hr 02min Layover Time: 24hr 41min Total Trip Time: 2hr 39min
Please note: As Airlines have frequent schedule changes, please call the Airline 24 hours prior to scheduled departure to reconfirm your flight details.
Soooo much planning to do, its past midnight on Wednesday (entering Thursday) been an intense week….
Again, I’ll be setting some meetups in LA and Seattle, talk about China business, social media, and just general business / startup networking.
Outlining my USA trip plans in more detail
5/9 – Wed night (arrive 4:30pm)
5/10 – Thurs
5/11 – Fri
5/12 – Sat ChinaBusinessWorkshop.com meetup (I blogged meetup here, at night is Julie’s b-day party
5/13 – Sun
5/14 – Mon
5/15 – Tues
5/16 – Wed morning – leave (12:55pm depart)
—- Seattle —-
5/16 – Wed afternoon arrive in Seattle 3:30pm
5/17 – Thurs
5/18 – Friday – STARTUP WEEKEND SEATTLE!
5/19 – Saturday – STARTUP WEEKEND SEATTLE!
5/20 – Sunday – STARTUP WEEKEND SEATTLE!
5/21 – Monday – afternoon tour of SEOmoz’s Mozplex.
5/22 – Tuesday – morning go to airport, 1:50pm depart.