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Experience beijing

  1. 1. Experience Beijing A tour around the startup environment September, 2011
  2. 2. Tour Background <ul><li>September 22-27 (6 days) </li></ul><ul><li>Pitched at 36Kr Beijing Open Day </li></ul><ul><li>3 interviews (including final) at Innovation Works </li></ul><ul><li>Visit Cheku Café </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with Matrix China and IDG </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons at both Peking and Tsinghua Unversities </li></ul><ul><li>Meetups with PKU MBA students </li></ul><ul><li>Walking tour around </li></ul>
  3. 3. 36Kr Beijing Open Day <ul><li>www.36kr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-Techcrunch in China </li></ul><ul><li>10 startups, 5 minutes each </li></ul><ul><li>Hottest startup: Dolphin Browser for iPad </li></ul><ul><li>36Tree: angelist in China </li></ul>
  4. 4. Innovation Works <ul><li>创新工场 (http://www.chuangxin.com/) </li></ul><ul><li>Y-Combinator in China </li></ul><ul><li>Founded by Kai-fu Lee </li></ul><ul><li>Capital (eg. RMB100-150K, 10% equity) </li></ul><ul><li>Free office, mentor, consultant, lunch… </li></ul><ul><li>5 interviews </li></ul>
  5. 5. Cheku Café <ul><li>车库咖啡 </li></ul><ul><li>Enhanced Boot at Beijing </li></ul><ul><li>8:30am – 10:00pm </li></ul><ul><li>Investors, startups, journalists altogether </li></ul><ul><li>Host of Tencent events </li></ul>
  6. 6. Meeting with VC <ul><li>Matrix China ( 经纬中国 ), IDG 资本… </li></ul><ul><li>Disruption 颠覆 </li></ul><ul><li>Deep trust in Sina and Tencent </li></ul><ul><li>Content filtering concern </li></ul><ul><li>Hong Konger is NOT an edge </li></ul><ul><li>Traction is crucial </li></ul>
  7. 7. In General <ul><li>Taking cab in Beijing is nightmare </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up email to everybody </li></ul><ul><li>Deep conversation recommended </li></ul><ul><li>Start messing with weibo ! </li></ul><ul><li>Re-design your business card </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare to visit again </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Peter Choi 蔡智文 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter : @peterchoi </li></ul><ul><li>weibo.com/peterchoicm </li></ul>

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