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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 …

Shenzhen Startup Community Launches “Startup Salad”

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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 …

4th Shenzhen Startup Weekend Rocked! All about teamwork

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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!

In china business by Michael Michelini2 Comments

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 …

Back in Shenzhen – Chinese Work Permit Renewal, Product Development + Events

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

Been another exhausting week- day in the life of an overseas entrepreneur in China! After Chinaccelerator demo day in Beijing last week, this past week was following up with investors and high level businessmen about Weibo Agent startup, to return to Shenzhen mid-week for Chinese work permit renewal (its issued in Shenzhen, China so I have to return to Shenzhen …

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 …

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

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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 …

I Love Focus! WeiboAgent covered by Tech in Asia!

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

I think the number 1 feedback most friends would give me is if I focused on just 1 thing, I would be able to make that a huge success. I think it was because maybe I didn’t know what I wanted to do. Maybe because I was too “young and inexperienced” and was greedy, wanting to have a bit of …

Beijing Startup Scene, Quick 2 day overview of #GOAT

In china business by Michael Michelini0 Comments

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! …