Ryan Shuken is a growth hacker in residence of Chinaacelerator in Shanghai as well as the program director of MOX which is a mobile Only Accelerator. He's been in China for 12 years now building and helping startups (...and failing like all entrepreneurs do).
Ryan is also a co-host at The China Startup Pulse
Mike got him for a chat at the CHat conference in Shanghai speaking about how western entrepreneurship in China evolved and what's next for tech entrepreneurs boldly coming to China to build their company. Read More
This week we've got an interview for you with Philip Beck who has 38 year career at C-Level positions in SME’s and publicly-listed companies across the advertising, digital media, eCommerce, marketing, recruitment and traditional media sectors in China, Asia-Pacific, the UK and Ireland.
Here is a quote I think says it all about building your business in China:
So the biggest issue i find with major brand is just they just too slow and in china compared to the rest of the world What happens and in china, in a space of one year is equal to 7 years in any other market so you have to move quickly and if you don’t move quickly you just get smashed - Philip Beck
Hope you enjoy this episode and don't forget to join our WeChat group. Either send a request to 'shlomof' or 'michelini' Read More
In today's show, we have Itai Damti, the co-founder of Leverate, a fintech company with 160 employees in 6 offices worldwide, and is currently the Head Growth + Operations across Asia Pacific as CEO of Leverate HK. Read More
After several years living between the UK and China, Chris has developed an intermediate grasp of Mandarin and developed a strong understanding of the business culture and people management methodology needed to propel a business forward. Read More
Today we have Swan Huang, is the founder and CEO of Ringy. Mike got her for a one on one interview. Pretty amazing how she managed to build this network of volunteers who are so passionate about her platform.
You will also hear about Mike's teaching experiences in shenzhen. I guess it's impossible to avoid being an English teacher in China.
Also, Shlomo is talking about big events coming up on China Israel front next week.
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Nils the CEO of a startup called Traintracks, which is a big data company. He comes from the gaming industry . He is frequent speaker at conferences and quoted on gaming magazines. Tune in!
“We are driven by passion - so no, we are not learnings the same way. “
This week we host Anthony Metivier who is a memory expert from Memory Magnetic Method. This is an in person interview I (Shlomo) made with him in Tel Aviv which was very interesting.
Our goal is that you'll gain new tools to be more efficient in your learning through this episode.
We've got two special links with a mini course and a discount code for you. So scroll down to the episode mentions Read More
This week, we have Joao Monteiro who has an interesting venture doing cross border investment between China and Portugal. This show will talk about Portugal / Europe and China startups. Read More
This week we are talking - wechat! The king of Chinese internet - how can small businesses tap into it? We have Matt Brennan from China Channel giving us some tips and insights on today’s show. Read More
Note from Shlomo: We didn't have China's internet spirits with us this time at the recording, so we are not happy with the quality it came out. Still, we feel that there is still value for our listeners and hope you still enjoy this episode.
This week we have Samantha Kwok from Jing Jobs, tell us about her war stories in China. Samantha started the company as her first job right after school and got great results so far with just jumping into the water.
While for us, Mike is back from a long trip in Europe on a jet-leg mode & Shlomo is still busy with moving his hous Read More
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RISE conference ended a few weeks ago. I (Shlomo) flew to Hong Kong to the conference and met Mike as well. It was a good chance to do our very first in person episode recording. This one is with Nick Ramil from Brinc.io accelerator. We went to their cool space and managed to find the time to talk right before continuing to the next drinking event. Enjoy! Read More
Today's guest is Sam Goodman, author of Where East Eats West: The Street - Smarts Guide to Business in China. Sam is a seasoned market entry and greenfield strategist and advisor, he helps companies to strategically market themselves across various industries. He has established and built businesses for restaurant, manufacturing, internet and Cleantech projects in China and is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese. Read More
Today we have Nathan Siy, in the show. Nathan , is running a high speed electric Bike company, he is also a TV host and a voice over artist. He tells about his (REALLY!) unique company, why he decided to build it and how. It's a chance to see how a small company grows in China from scratch. Read More
James Flanagan is here with us today - one of the of the major community builders and engine behind Barcamp, TEDx , part of the world economic forum and other events in Beijing. Read More
We are happy to host Jerel Bonner who is the Author - Sharpening China's Talent, - Published June 2015, and a TEDx Speaker April 2014 Shanghai, "Becoming the Knowledge Worker". He lives in China since 2003 and built a successful corporate coaching and consulting business in Shanghai. Read More
Today we have Bridget Riley with us as a guest. Bridget is not the classic entrepreneur guest of ours but it was still super interesting for us having an interview with her because she is the magazine editor of AmCham (American chamber of commerce), so business in China is something that she breath and see in her everyday work, getting to know everybody. Read More
This week we have Alison Friedman who runs Pinpong Productions, a non profit in the performing art sectors. She was featured in the New York times and many other places such as :International Arts Manager, sino-us, BON TV, Sinica Podcast, and China Daily! Read More
Today's show we have Meredith Karazin and Kelly Yang from LearnLab. LearnLab /光合空间 is an educational entrepreneur community, bringing together the best in education and business to help entrepreneurs transform learning for all. Talking edtech & China, a hot topic these days, so enjoy! Read More
Looking to come to China and bring your technology and IP? Want to have the ultimate partner, the Chinese government? Then today's show is for you! We have with us Yahya Yuksel representing a special division of the Foshan city government who is working hard to get companies like you to build your business expansion in China, let's listen in. Read More
This week we are talking Wechat! We have Thomas Graziani from Walk the Chat agency. WalktheChat is an agency focused on helping companies making the most out of WeChat. They provide four key types of services: consulting (helping companies understand how they can leverage WeChat), IT development, content creation and analytics for WeChat. Read More