Rocked Beijing! Startup Weekend Beijing a Fun Success! (with video)

In startup by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Been to 3 startup weekends since my son was born just a couple months ago – and I love the chance to see the energy and passion in each city.  Beijing hasn’t had an official Startup Weekend for a couple years as the organizing team dissolved.  We re-built it a couple months ago and it has been a lot of fun seeing the organizing team put this together!  Special shout-out to those awesome organizers – Emily, Kang, Leona, Vivian.

We had over 60 participants, mainly local Chinese, I’d say about 45 Chinese and 15 foreigners (Westerners) so as usual, balancing the languages of Chinese and English was a learning experience.

After the 54 hour event the winning teams were:

  1. Space Share – airbnb for office space in China
  2. NGO platform to connect volunteers with non profits
  3. Idea4hack – platform to allow idea owners to post their ideas and work interactively with experts to build it.

I’m learning to make videos fast and fun – here are is the video

Video of Startup Weekend Beijing

For Chinese – via Youku

For Westerners – via Youtube:

(coming soon)

A few hand picked photos

IMG_6964_zps6931870c startup weekend beijing group 2014-1 startup weekend beijing group 2014-2 startupweekend beijing organizing team

  • Thanks so much for all your hard work organizing Startup Weekend BJ! I’ve decided that you have superpowers. How do you blog so prolifically while being so busy? (Serious question).

  • hey Jess,

    My pleasure – I really can’t take all the credit though – there was an amazing organizing team in Beijing and Shenzhen behind it too – Emily, Vivian, Kang, Leona were the key people . Also Jim, Wilson, Yan (who was a participant as well) Kawai, Nik from Shenzhen. And then there is Sheikh from Global HQ doing a ton of calls. And a bunch of volunteers and other people there too helping with tons of details. I am not the best detail oriented person – so somehow I find good people to help with the details.
    As for this blogging – I wrote this blog post in the airport in Beijing. And I wrote another one on the plane. I use evernote to keep most of my notes – and when I start to think about a blog – I start to write bullet points and other things to put into the post. Some build up over time, others when I’m at my peak energy / inspiration.

    Hope that helps? I am also a freak about using multiple devices – and I use tons of SOP documents to standardize everything and share them to various team members