Graduated Chinaccelerator, Planning New Beginning

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

Been hustling like never before, and I thought years ago I was “making something happen outta nothing”. But seriously this week has been non-stop all action and I know my buddies keep asking me how things are going with the Chinaccelerator demo day, being here in Beijing the past week, so I’ll fill everyone in here. The 3 month Chinaccelerator …

Pushing it! 12 days til Chinaccelerator Demo Day in Beijing Oct 30

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Feels like I’m graduating college again or something! And wow, its been 90 days already since I started this Chinaccelerator program. Its been a wild rollercoaster (yes GOAT – geeks on a train, but also generally w/ the startup highs and lows) and all the teams here are working day and night to finish product development, customer validation, and demo …

Beijing Startup Scene, Quick 2 day overview of #GOAT

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As expected, this GOAT (geeks on a train) trip has been a whirlwind – over-packed schedule of events and meetings. We arrived to Beijing Friday morning, about 8am after an 11 hour overnight sleeper train from Dalian. A group of over 20 entrepreneurs, we entered the Chinese capital city of Beijing with wide eyes ready to take on the world! …

Baidu, China internet, and goverment relations

In china business, china seo by Michael Michelini12 Comments

This is a great example of how you need to have guan xi (good relations) in China. Even in the digital age, its important to have strong relations with government agencies and high power internet companies here in China…let me show here below. (breath in….) Man….how annoying…..after some talking in beijing to internet companies, i have been wondering why my …

Beijing business development trip

In china business by Michael Michelini3 Comments

been exactly 2 years since my first and only trip to beijing. not sure how it always ends up that i come here in the winter….for those not familiar with the location of various cities of china- i live in southern china (guangdong province, city of shenzhen) which is right across from hong kong. for the climate there, it never …

Beijing Furniture factory and Bug Street Market

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

check out the girl’s shirt badge…won’t type the word… The factory worked I talked to but she had NO IDEA what mo-fo’r meant…in english…thought it was a cool shirt! Been a wild couple days….. well worth my extending the trip a bit more! Today was fun filled….visited a furniture / chair factory 2 hours outside of Beijing….not too cold so …

Extended my Stay in China!

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

As the end of my China trip approached…I kept on meeting more and more people- this more and more places to go, people to see, connections to make – yesterday I got in touch w/ Mainland China Trading & Consulting I work with from Texas, Murray and Hui, as well as had a 2nd meeting scheduled w/ the China Internet …

Climbed the Great Wall

In china business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

at the base Friend I met on the Walk up BIG fishie I saw at a pit stop before the great wall one hell of a day of some tour company saying 50RMB to get to the great wall, just get there at 8:30am – hahah didnt get to the Great Wall until 4:30pm!!! so many side tracks, bus changes, …

halloween night in Shanghai – today Beijing..

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

so I ventured out of my hotel solo last night to take advantage of the Shanghai halloween festivities….usually I go out at least w/ a supplier, friend of a friend, or random dude from the hotel, but no dice this Halloween night and i’m not one to sit hotel on a night like that!! so off I went…had a bartender …