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Here’s what other’s have said on previous calls with Mike!

“Was an invaluable experience, Mike helped guide me to the best decision for me and my companies, and the resources available in China and Hong Kong.”

It was great to talk to you too! Yes, the information you provided was invaluable!

Thank you so much for the introductions, I will follow up on them.

Thank you for the contract, it’s greatly appreciated! I’ll be sure to keep it to myself.

I look forward to joining the community of individuals trading in Asia!Matt Kowald, Inner Bonsai Yoga

Chris, New Zealand

It was good to talk to you and I was very pleased with what I got out of our call. I will certainly be in touch as soon as I can. I don’t disagree that marketing is a key element and I take a great interest in it but I’m happy to stand back and let experts drive that. Maybe my enquiry was a little premature but it was motivated by the opportunity I have when I’m in China on other business. My experience with non-technical team members is that they can get quickly turned off if the development completion keeps creeping out and out. My vision is a great product and great marketing to realise it’s success but first I must nail the product and that is not quite done just yet. Preliminary investigation into sourcing and marketing is interesting but I would rather get thing under way once I have the product ready to go.

You have moved my thinking along and turned my head to some good opportunities that I hadn’t yet considered – thank you for that.

Pin Wang, Substantial Games

Michael’s knowledge of doing business and startups in China is right on point. He answered my questions with anecdotes/examples from his first-hand experience, which were not only relevant but also very entertaining!

Kevin Dewalt, Manywheels, Inc.

When I first arrived in China Mike was a huge help to me – gave me great advice for getting connected to startups and customers in the China business community.

Mike is THE GUY for the Asia startup scene and an expert in generating business leads in China. Do yourself a favor and get some advice from Mike.


Ty Yaffe, Hong Kong

Michael was really helpful in giving me direction for myself and introduced me immediately to someone who can help me. I HIGHLY recommend to talk with Michael.

Janet Chang, San Francisco Bay Area

Mike was critical in helping me understand business culture in China. In our chat, he shared dozens of stories from his experiences. I would recommend speaking with Mike for anyone who needs to understand Chinese social interactions, especially in the import/export and e-commerce business.

Damone Franklin, Lean Startup Machine

Michael quickly and efficiently helped my organization get on the ground in Shanghai. We are planning an event and Michael’s experience has been very valuable in making everything go smoothly. He is now involved with our social media marketing and his company is sponsoring our event.

Matias Forbord, Oslo Area, Norway

My meeting with Michael was incredibly useful in order to understand how to approach the Chinese market. His experience and insight allowed him to answer all my questions and give very key advice to my continuing work towards China. Thank you!

Steven Suh , Shenzhen, China

Michael was introduced to me by a web design partner in Shanghai and since arriving to Shenzhen, he has been instrumental in connecting me with the right people – people that I can trust. He is no doubt one of the most visible and connected expats in Shenzhen.


Lee Lixuan, Singapore Student

Great insights about lean startup and how your company practices those principles! It helped me gained a much better understanding of LS. All the best for your lean-startup

Shlomo Freund

Mike is THE guy to talk with for insights about China. I had great time talking to him and share business insights as fellow entrepreneur. He has been VERY helpful and I’m keen on working together with him on future projects! He defiantly should be your #1 guy for entering the Chinese market. His knowledge is invaluable!

Tang Duo

Mike is a very determined individual. Resilient to get the work done, and thinks outside of the box to achieve results for his clients – this is what makes him stand out in the community in China.

Jimi Olaghere

Michael is an entrepreneur’s entrepreneur, you may not find him on the pages of TechCrunch or VentureBeat but he leaves lasting impressions on the business and people he encounters. He’s one of the very few still willing to get their hands dirty – his hustle inspires me daily.


Patrick Woock, ett Investments / Dalian

Michael is thoughtful and supportive. Recently, we had meeting with Michael…even though Michael was caught between two other phone call/meetings. He will willing to make time, and answered our questions…. A true leader, is one that in times of absolute conflict, can keep his cool… thumbs up Michael!!

Doug Pierce

Mike is a hustler and super-networker. To see him pull resources and people together, under pressure and even when outside of his element, is truly remarkable. I always found him insightful, honest, with great experiences and great sense of humor. His work ethic is the same as his Twitter follower count: beyond reproach.

Mihran Papazian

Mike is a professional Online Marketing consultant with strong focus on Chinese social media. He is a real community manager and shake things when it comes to organize tech events/meetups. I also recommend him very much as a speaker.


L. Boysen

Brought both strategic guidance and hands-on execution results to the table on a recent project I worked on. An asset to any organization lucky enough to work with him.

Giovanni Livia

He is a great communicator with excellent management and leadership ability. He understands how to implement project plans and motivates his employees.

Brent Deverman

Michael has pioneered the first coworking space in Shenzhen and that takes a lot of bravery and patience to setup something like this in China.

Sapna Llano

I enjoyed working with Michael on his trademark and business legal issues. Michael is very driven in his business and is a great communicator. He was always very professional and his insight was invaluable. Michael was wonderful to work with and I would recommend him without hesitation.

Scott Docherty

I thoroughly enjoy working with Michael. He is professional and motivated. We share a passion for customer service. Michael is a genuine stand-up guy, and I would highly recommend doing business with him.

Joshua Steimle, Hong Kong

I’m new to Asia and Michael provided me with valuable insights and advice about getting my business off the ground.

Ssicy Lo, Computers Made in China

Mike is the top tech guy in social media in China as far as I know. His passion, focus and devotion in Social Agent make me fully believe he is right now taking his organization to success.I’m proud we have got chance to work with him

David Nathanson, CFA, New York

It is a pleasure to work with Michael: he is very intelligent, goes above and beyond expectations, and is always ready to lend a helping hand.

Taylor Amarel, Sacramento, California Area

Michael was incredibly useful in providing advice on building and finding a startup team in China. His personal experiences and eagerness to assist was very helpful and much appreciated. I highly recommend chatting with Michael – you will not regret it.


Abe Sorock, Beijing

Michael is a seasoned entrepreneur and knows his way around building a business. It’s very valuable to speak with someone who knows the lay of the land here in China and I’m glad to be in touch.


Barry Lee, Shanghai

Michael was fantastic. The information he shared and the advice he gave me concerning my project led directly to a change in my approach. His knowledge of the tech sector in China is very comprehensive.

Tony Huang, Beijing City, China

Thanks so much.As a start-up we really get great advice on business development,marketing strategy and event holding from Michael.We do appreciate you being part of our journey.

Xiaoning, Startupnoodle

Michael helps me a lot in terms of establishing a new social media account with not-so-much resources! looking forward to the next discussion with him!

Brian Tam, Let’sMakeGreat!

Mike is doing amazing things for the startup community in China! Not only a brilliant entrepreneur himself; he is mentoring others and spreading the seeds of entrepreneurship with his work on Startup Weekend and its explosive growth throughout China! I never told him this, but personally, SW is where I realized my life’s passion so thank you Mike.


Sajjad Kamal, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Michael was very generous with providing his precious time to help a fellow entrepreneur. He shared his past experiences and what he has learnt – which was quite helpful. Michael was also quite generous in helping connecting with other entrepreneurs who could potentially be of help. Thanks Michael.


Abel, Mexico

With a few simple questions and comments, Mike was able to help me to clarify my startup idea. His experience on this field helped me to find the correct path of my project.

Mia Salituro, ForeignChic.com / Mia Salituro

I just got off my Google Chat with Michael and am so happy. He has taken his practical experience living and doing business in China and applied it directly to my situation. He just saved me LOTS of research and headaches. Thanks to his direction and resources, I know that by our next call, I will be closer to making my dreams a reality. Also, the fact that I’m connected with Michael who has made his dreams his life, I now feel an Even Bigger Kick in the butt to go after mine as well! With one life to live, talking with Michael is invaluable if you’re passionate and serious about making a positive impact in the Chinese market.


Matthew Haverkamp, Cincinnati Area

I’m a US university student doing research for transportation which is completely unrelated to Michaels social media in china. HOWEVER, talking with Michael and setting up a time to do so was simple and without a doubt the most informative engaging experience i’ve had working on my project. His depth of knowledge and ability to listen and communicate his thoughts was extremely helpful. I would work with him again in a heartbeat. Thanks again Mike!


Alex, New York, NY

Mike is very knowledgeable and the feedback he has given has saved me hours, if not days of research and market studies. This guy is the real deal!

David Smith, Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area

I had a specific question that I wasn’t sure Michael could answer. But lo and behold, he hooked it up! Thanks, Michael!


Tayan patel, legal services

Michael was very knowledgable and provided proactive solutions to meet our strategic concerns. I look forward to working with him.

Sheyi Shobayo, Nigeria

Michael is an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guy. He’s been instrumental in my job search, putting me in contact with several people, which has made my life a lot easier. I definitely recommend Michael.


Daniel Kelly

Absolutely fantastic and helpful. This guy is the real deal. Been a free consultation, I never expected to get much of what he helped with but within few minutes, he was able to help me out and I will be on my way to China soon! Thanks man !

Eoin Brown, China

Michael was very considerate, responsive and helpful following my contacting him to discuss Chinaccelerator through a recommendation from a mutual friend. We communicated on WeChat and the phone, during which he sincerely offered valuable advice and direct help in a number of different areas which I am following up with him about. I also found his sohelpful.me profile and business socialagent.me to both be attractive and useful tools which I now plan to use personally.

Christopher Moore, Los Angeles

Michael provided expert advice to clarify and update me about the latest business environment in Southern China. Highly recommend.


Alan C, London UK

Michael was incredibly helpful and kind in offering advice on the tech and startup community in China. His insights were very valuable and I would encourage others to speak to Michael!

Brandon, SmartIntern China Internships

Whether you are new to China or a vet, Mike should be your go-to guy for advice on market entry, connecting with the right people, and figuring out how to make things happen fast!

Lionel BEILIN, China

Just arrived in Shenzhen, I was wondering about startup related events here and Michael was there to provide me information I needed. Thanks a lot mate!


Summer , Huntington Beach, CA

In just a quick call, Michael gave us a great contact that we’ll be able to use going forward in our business!! He’s so nice and generous with his knowledge!!

Eric Campbell, State College, Pennsylvania Area

Talking with Michael was really an enjoyable experience. He is very knowledgeable about what factors are essential for creating a successful startup. I also learned a lot about how to create an effective founding team with members that each bring something unique to the business.

Octa Ramayana, Wikasa

Michael gave a lot of useful inputs including list of links that he managed to pull out during our discussion. Amazing. It gave me a lot of insight in delivering my business.


Ramzi, Sydney Australia

Mike provided great insights about startups looking to expand into other markets (particularly China) and the issues associated with it. Being experienced first hand in the Chinese market Mike brings great knowledge with him.

Russell Smith, China To Amazon

Mike really helped me out in this call. He provided a lot of very valuable feedback about my business idea and strategy from the perspective of someone with experience and knowledge in the field. I’m glad I called Mike up and recommend you do the same if you are planning anything in China.


Ben Boyer, BenjaminBoyer.com

Hey Mike , I just want to say Thanks for such a great call , I now have a much better understanding of what business and even day-to-day life is like in China It is actually very different and much more interesting from what one may expect from the limited coverage you see and hear about in various forms of media in the US It is Awesome masterminding with you , your story is bold and refreshing I can tell you are well on your way to great things Talk soon Thanks Ben

Matt, Shanghai

Michael was incredibly helpful to me in our 30 minute chat. He gave me insightful feedback on my business ideas while introducing me to several relevant contacts. He could not have been more gracious or willing to help.


I had a pleasure of speaking with Michael about my relocation to China. Even though he was busy with his work, dedicated me good amount of time, clearing many doubts about Shenzhen. Michael, I’m looking forward to meet you once I arrive there! Thanks again!


Jah Ying Chung, Launchpilots.com

Mike shared some very useful insights on accelerators in China as well as those abroad. Will definitely be following up with more questions for him!

David Helman, Beijing, China

Thank you Michael for laying out the the landscape on import/export to China for me. Another valuable chapter in the unwritten rule book for China began, than you for your sage advice as I page along the rest of the book.


Mike, Primer Designs

Michael is a fantastic resource about everything business and digital in China. I’ve forwarded many of my friends and aspiring young entrepreneurs who are interested in the China market.

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