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Experiences Making a USA/China Cross Border Kickstarter Campaign – FCS03

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This post originally was published on Forbes China in Chinese. I am publishing here the English version I made (and then had translated to Chinese) for those English readers and listeners interested. Thanks for tuning in – 3rd show here sharing about entrepreneurs in China, focused in the Southern region of Guangdong. Today’s show is talking about a new Kickstarter …

Shenzhen Startup Community Launches “Startup Salad”

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My startup friends have been asking me a lot of questions about events happening, and I wrote up today’s post to answer that. I’ve been involved with the startup community here since its early days, back in 2009 I attended a first “startup event” I would consider, called “Punch Party” hosted by Guang Yao in Kingdee. That meeting I met …

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Lean Hardware in China with Cyril Ebersweiler from Haxlr8r – FCS02

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This show was originally posted on Forbes China (in Chinese) and I will share it to the English audience here after it is published in Chinese Forbes, my full column can be viewed here – http://www.forbeschina.com/column/michelini. Thanks everyone for tuning in to another Forbes China Entrepreneur show, this is our second episode and we are focusing here on the Southern …

4th Shenzhen Startup Weekend Rocked! All about teamwork

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Couple days have passed since this past weekend’s Shenzhen startup weekend, our 4th official in this city. Over 110 participants, amazing energy and passion, and keeping up with the mission of the Startup weekend NGO – inspiring entrepreneurship. We had mentors from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen – with experiences in tech + business, marketing, sales, and business model generation. …

Rockin’ into 2013! Startup Weekend Shenzhen, Jan 18-20

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Lets kick off the Shenzhen startup scene with a bang! Startup weekend is gonna happen just before Chinese New Years on the weekend of Jan 18 to 20th here in Shenzhen, China! The last one was less than a couple months ago, but based on huge demand and some great venue choices, the guys at 3W startup cafe really want …

Successful 3rd Official Shenzhen Startup weekend! Community is forming!

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Another amazing weekend for startups here in Shenzhen! So glad I made it back after Chinaccelerator for this Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) global battle and Shenzhen, China is representing! Our team has been great, and we’re getting sponsors earlier + more supportive, with Singtel Innov8 as our platinum sponsor, and Tencent Open platform , Qidian Cafe, and Shadstone (my consulting …

Chinese E-commerce Annual Meeting Nov 9-10

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All these events are happening in Shenzhen once I’m done w/ this Chinaccelerator! This is the exact same weekend as the Shenzhen startupweekend, but I will try my best to stop by on Saturday the 10th to see my old hero meets hero e-commerce friends (and high level executives). Again, this is a massive Chinese e-commerce group, and the event …

Preparing to Return to Shenzhen for Startup weekend, Nov 9-11

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Been up in Dalian, China for almost the full 3 months in Chinaccelerator, demo day is in 15 days…but I haven’t totally forgotten about Shenzhen! The organizing team of Shenzhen startupweekend (Kawai, Nik, and myself) are back at it, and GEW (global entrepreneurship week) is also at that time (the weekend of Nov 9-11 and Nov 16-18) Here are the …

Considering Creating a New Shenzhen, China Incubator

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I remember reading an article when I was younger about Bill Gross and his idea factory….a place where all kinds of new ideas were dreamed up and built into a reality. I still vividly remember reading that business magazine article and getting excited about it. And many, many of my friends say I am destined to run some kind of …

First Impressions of Shenzhen, China to an “Outsider”

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This is my blog’s first guest blog post, written by Nick and Tim from TEL (The Elevator Life) American friends of mine living and working over in Guangzhou, China who spoke at last week’s Startup Tuesday. So here we go! Let me clarify the term “outsider.” I live in Guangzhou, a neighboring metropolis less than 1 hour by train. I’d …

Happy to Have Boyd Jones, Shenzhen VC, at Startup Tuesday

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Yup, just back from Manila earlier this week, digging out of emails, getting some SEO training started, planning 2 events in March, and ended today with an AWESOME Shenzhen startup Tuesday! I’ve been trying to get Boyd Jones to speak at a meetup for months now, and finally our request was fulfilled! Also, a really awesome boost is Rachel & …

Opening a Chinese WFOE Company Still a Mystery for Foreigners

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Even in today’s day and age….culture, language, and administrative issues create roadblocks from doing international business. I am overwhelmed with opportunities and examples of seeing this “margin of error” and always think of ways to solve it and hopefully get my fair financial gain for doing so.   I love getting emails and comments from my blog posts. Lately its …