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Amazing Time at Rise Conference in Hong Kong

In hong kong business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

It’s been a couple weeks now since the Rise Conference happened here in Hong Kong. It has taken me about that much time to catch my breath – what an overwhelming time for entrepreneurs, investors, and tech enthusiasts. And a big win for the Hong Kong startup scene, finally getting some much needed exposure. Today I’m just going to randomly …

Sharing Developments on Shenzhen Startup Community to @StartupsHK

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Took a quick 2 day trip to Hong Kong for business meetings, and love to meet the guys at Startup Monday and asked the facebook StartupsHK group on Sunday if there was a speaker lined up. Thanks for the photo Jeff Broer from Grayscale, you rock! hey guys, I’ll be in Hong Kong finally visiting from Shenzhen Monday night til …

Mobile App Challenge – Hong Kong Web Wednesday!

In hong kong business by Michael Michelini4 Comments

Came to Hong Kong last night to take care of some business meetings and finishing up the Hong Kong apartment deal, I ended up sticking around Hong Kong another day! Heading to Dongguan bright and early tomorrow morning (7am leaving Hong Kong) to visit the team there and discuss more ecommerce warehousing and fulfillment cooperations. But by sticking around another …

Startup Monday in Hong Kong – Traditional Media Isn’t Dead!

In hong kong business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Made it to Hong Kong for a couple days for meetings with the fiveislands ecommerce center and catching up with the boot hk crew, also discussing cooperation with Boot Hk and the new SZteam Shenzhen coworking space. Tonight, being Monday, Startups HK held their weekly startup Monday event at boot. We went around the room and did self introductions….there were …

Back in China – Work Week Plan: Shenzhen, Dongguan, Hong Kong

In business, china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Sundays are always my reflection and planning days….back from a long trip in the Philippines late last week, transitioned back to “China mode” with meeting people and running between Hong Kong to Shenzhen…..quickly outlining my week and posting here for ya’ll to see: Monday – in Shenzhen, China. Its July 4th, which is a holiday in USA – independence day, …

Witnessing a Friend Having a Baby in Hong Kong

In family friends, hong kong business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Yesterday spent the afternoon with Leon picking up his newborn baby, Emma K, in St. Teresa’s Hospital 聖德肋撒醫院 Hong Kong. Also to note, he is an Australian citizen, and his wife is Japanese, not holding a Hong Kong ID or passport. I’ve been learning about the process alongside him the past few months here in Hong Kong, and I thought …

Happy Easter from Hong Kong, then Guangzhou

In family friends, travel by Michael Michelini12 Comments

Writing this Saturday evening (Holy Saturday) in my small apartment in Hong Kong. Making it an early night, and a relaxing night…I’ll be waking up around 7am tomorrow, Easter Sunday, and heading up to Shenzhen Bay border from Tin Hau CTS bus to meet up my friend Brent. I’ll catch a ride with him to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou. …

Foursquare Day Hong Kong #4sqhk – Social Media Continues Growth!

In hong kong business, social media by Michael Michelini2 Comments

I think foursquare is my favorite social media brand….It just seems to have a nice, warm fuzzy feeling about it that makes you get addicted to getting points, badges, chatting it up with your friends about locations you are going to or have been, and reading tips from complete strangers in new venues when you arrive. Today was “Foursquare Day” …

Hong Kong Fashion Night, Feeling of Not Belonging

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini1 Comment

Yesterday was another action packed day, leaving Hong Kong approx 7am to head into Dongguan, China. The day was a typical day in my “new life”, working with the Chinese staff in the dongguan Fiveislands ecommerce warehouse, checking over websites, inventory, products, interviewed some new job applicants. On the way back to Hong Kong in the evening, we picked up …

Flipping from Cantonese to Mandarin to English…

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini14 Comments

Currently in a car heading back to Hong Kong from Dongguan, China. Thinking back to when I was living full time in Shenzhen, even though I was in south China, the city of Shenzhen is primarily Mandarin – which is the nationally recognized language of the People’s republic of China. It is actually one of the criteria on my checklist …

Bridging Between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China

In china business, hong kong business by Michael Michelini7 Comments

I remember my first trip to Hong Kong, in October 2007. I had come to go to the globalsources trade show, see products, meet people I had been chatting to online for years, and see whats its like to do business in China. I was amazed at the city….more advanced then New York….and just as expensive! I quickly learned that …