GFA032. Zach Hoeken – maker, hacker, entrepreneur, pioneer in the 3D printer space as a co-founder of Makerbot interview about hardware in Asia and Western business
GFA030. Jeremy Hanks on the show, he is co-founder of Doba dropship platform and now focused on Dropship Commerce software. He has been visiting Hong Kong and China a few times now from America, and I was able to catch him during his few days in town for this podcast talking about e-commerce and dropship in America and looking into it from an Asian company perspective.
GFA029. Happy Easter to everyone out there, hope the easter bunny gave you lots of treats in your Easter basket! I’m just wrapping up a jam packed weekend of Startup Weekend here in Shenzhen, China one of our most successful yet with over 140 participants right in the headquarters of Tencent internet company. Helping organize these events always inspires me to keep pushing and challenging myself in my own business endeavors – its just so full of energy!
GFA028. Thanks everyone for tuning in – spring is in the air, and Easter is coming – though not much celebration here, I honestly forgot it was coming until I was in Hong Kong – Hong Kong is so lucky, they get the holidays for both Western and Chinese calendars – they will have Good Friday off as well as Easter Monday off, while those in mainland China are business as usual!
GFA023. Today we are bringing back Chris Gormley, who was on the show back in Episode 9 on B2B Global Business, he has always been a reference point for me and others when getting credit cards in Hong Kong . This podcast may sound a bit dry talking about interest rates, accounting, grace periods, and bank statements – but I believe its extremely eye opening for those doing business overseas.
GFA021. Today’s episode is at the tail end of my 1 month USA road trip (sorry I missed last week, too much traveling!) and I was able to get some juicy inside information about how my friend Attila runs his international business, dealing with international banking, cash flows , import and export headaches for consumer electronics in and out of China, and some business lessons with business partners. Enjoy!
GFA019. Thank you everyone for tuning into another episode of Global From Asia – we’re at episode #19 here – I’m still on the road in USA – currently in Hartford, Connecticut – my hometown where I was born and raised. We also just passed Chinese New years – left the year of the Snake and now enter the year of the Horse! Now that we have the Western and Chinese New Years behind us, time to rock in 2014!
GFA018. Thanks for tuning into episode 18 of Global From Asia – currently in Portland, Oregon visiting some of my advisors in my startup Social Agent Limited, heading up to Seattle tomorrow on this month long road trip! Been a bit eye opening for me back in America after 2 years now, bit of a reverse culture shock.
GFA017. Recording today’s podcast as I am packing up for my USA trip. I’ll be flying from Hong Kong over to San Francisco and taking a road trip around the country with my wife and friend Attila. anyone interested to check out the funny movie trailer I recorded, can do so on Socialagent.me/roadtrip!
GFA016. One of the top questions I get asked is how can Hong Kong companies accept credit cards (Visa / Mastercard) for their online businesses? We know what a headache it is for hong kong merchant account applicants and they are left in the dark. So many are only using Paypal, due to either application processes being tedious and expensive, or just not knowing of a feasible solution. So today my friend Gary Lam helped connect me to Jo Chan, the Founder and President of AsiaPay – the leading merchant services provider for Hong Kong companies.
GFA015. Part 2 of a 2 part series, Jon gets deep into equity financing structure at the seed level, breaking down the 3 main structures when raising startup capital. He also goes over the difference raising money in Hong Kong (Asia) versus USA (Silicon Valley). Take out your notebooks, this is jammed with value and examples.
GFA014. This is a jam packed session about how the Hong Kong startup community spark started and how the first coworking space, BootHK was established. Leading into Jon’s latest venture Makible which has traction and funding – Jon shares the story.
This is part 1 of a 2 part series. The next series goes into the 3 structures when raising startup capital.
GFA013. Today is a special one for me, being an alumni of Chinaccelerator program’s 3rd batch where I started Social Agent and met my soon-to-be-wife Wendy, I get to host a “fireside chat” with Todd and Cyril while Todd was in Shenzhen on a roadshow. Applications for their 5th batch are open for another week so check it out and see if you can Apply your startup in their program today!
GFA012. The final part of our special StartMeUp Hong Kong series, we have here with us Tim Draper a world renowned venture capitalist! He’s visiting Hong Kong as the Venture Forum’s keynote speaker, and shares some valuable insights about trends in industries happening around the world, and opportunities for Hong Kong, Asia based companies specifically.
GFA011. As part of the 2nd of a 3 part series, we have here with us Jonathan Medved visiting Hong Kong from Israel. He’s a serial entrepreneur and an amazing speaker and all around fun guy to chat with! He gives us some real advice about how startup communities form, join in together to support each other – and how Israel has become Number 2 in producing innovation after Silicon Valley!
GFA010. We’re in for a treat! This is a special 3 part series for the StartMeUp.Hk’s Venture Forum speakers. I was able to interview Doug right off the plane from London, getting some great insights on his experiences selling his company in USA, moving to UK to start an investment fund, getting to become a Dragon on Dragon’s Den and his new venture School for Startups.
GFA009. Chris Gormley is the guy to know for doing International Business and we’re really lucky to have him on the show! He has setup and operated companies all over the world, with 11 current entities structured in places such as UK, Hong Kong, Montreal, Australia, China, Singapore, and United States.