Shenzhen Startupweekend – Say it outloud! Passion overflowing!

In china business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Words cannot describe how I feel this Monday morning….the passion, the emotions, the excitement from this past shenzhen startupweekend was surreal. Its about the sponsors, the mentors, the judges, and most importantly, the entrepreneurs who came out all weekend took risk and time to build something!

We had some mobile apps made in a weekend! We had database driven websites, flash videos. Overwhelming amount of work, passion.

1st place Winner: Dress real clothes matchmaker for girls to help pair their dresses
2nd prize: pengpeng store– NFC (near field communication)
3rd prize: T-plus, crowdsourcing t-shirt business

I’m getting tons of people asking me for the results – want to type more but have a meeting with more Shanghai investors – will finish this post later!

For the record, we were updating and adjusting judges and mentors all the way to the end. Because we are always updating, I want to have these judges and mentors in this blog post:

Shenzhen startup weekend judges

Boyd Jones
Venture Partner at Co-Power Venture Capital Co., Ltd.

Kevin Chiu
Founding Partner Eagle Fund

Frank Yang

Leo Wang
Pre Angel Fund

Albert Yao 姚海波

Cyril Ebersweiler
Founder at HAXLR8R

Startupweekend Mentors

Marshall Taplits

Vikas Bhandari
Director of Operations Cordia International Corpo

Benti Xie 谢宏中

Andy Yu
IDG Capital

Chang, Liang 常亮
Investment Manager,FerryVC 投资经理, 源渡创投

Arrow Dong 董建强
VP(副总经理), RCF Asset Management 深圳融创富资产管理有限公司

Mihran 米然

Phil Xie
Investment Manager 投资经理, Morningside Venture 晨兴创投

Shawn Michael Cui
VICE PRESIDENT, Silicon Valley Bank

Kenny Xu 徐刚武
Angel Investor

Zhang Xun
Chongqing Sci-tech Venture Capital Association

Chris Gormley
China Manufacturing expert, Founding Partner of a Micro Multi-National Corporation based in 6 countries, Partner in several successful start-ups in the electronics and IT field. University study in North Carolina, UK, France, Spain, and Mexico.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 update
So far, the top 3 startups have already been discussing investment from some of the judges

– DressReal – Leo from Pre Angel, got offered the same night.
– Peng Peng store – Andy from IDG is discussing investment
– T Plus – Robin Luo from HGI financial is offering 200,000 to 300,000rmb for 10% share

Also, I was just invited from USA HQ to be a facilitator at the upcoming Seattle Startupweekend May 18 – 20

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  1. When the hell are you gonna finish that post Mike, we’ve been waiting for 24h already! long live #startupweekend, greets to Shenzhen entrepreneurs!

    1. hey boss, can i have a day off…still exhausted from that intense weekend – I’ve been adding some judges and mentors as i’ve gone along.

  2. fact of having offers right there is awesome!

  3. Fantastic weekend in a great location.  The turnout was great and I hope I was able to offer some positive comments as a mentor.  Great job!

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