Michael Michelini

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American tech entrepreneur in Asia

Who Is

Michael Michelini 迈理倪

About Michael Michelini
Grew up in NorthEast USA (CT, NJ, NYC)
3rd generation American
Grandparents from Italy, Russia, France, Canada
First website in 1999
Deutsche Bank, Wall St. 2002 – 2007
Selling online since 2003
Moved to China end of 2007

2004- 2011: E-commerce company selling home & gift products B2C in USA
2008 – 2010: Sourcing & logistics office in China, Call Center in Philippines
2010 – now: Shadstone Ltd, Assist USA & China companies via training / consulting
2011 – now: Startup Weekend’s China Facilitator
2012 – now: Latest venture – SocialAgent.me – helping companies find sales in China

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Startup Weekends are weekend-long, hands-on experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can find out if startup ideas are viable. On average, half of Startup Weekend’s attendees have technical or design backgrounds, the other half have business backgrounds.

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2014 Year in Review

I have really been slowing down on my blog here, have been putting the Hong Kong and China business posts on Global From Asia blog and podcast and also deep into my work at Social Agent which is now Unchained Apps. But I will still be posting on the blog here more for a personal […]

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Speaking At PostMortem Hong Kong on Failure Experiences: “Zombie”

Recap of the PostMortem Hong Kong event we had today Nov 22, 2014. Borrowed the bio’s from the Post Mortem website and then I write up a recap of each of the sessions and what I learned. Martin Kessler, Phonejoy Martin was extremely open with his session, getting everyone a bit emotional. Discussing how he […]

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October Has Been a Transition Month

transition-october-sqOctober Has Been a Transition Month It is no secret getting married and having a child is a life changer. It helps you to focus your business and “tune out the noise” in your life. I love it! Waking up to a wife, son, and my Chinese father in law is the most fulfilling and […]

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