Michael Michelini

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American tech entrepreneur in Asia

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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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Halfway Through 2015 Learning Chinese – Taking iTalki Language Challenge

2015-05-21_2231I said earlier this year I would learn Chinese – and I’m doing good so far – but mostly been spending 30 minutes every morning learning the characters – not the spoken – so I am taking advantage of the italki Language challenge in June to do 12 hours of verbal training I have been enjoying characters and I made a video and blog on Written Chinese here and the second follow up one for

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The Right Chinese Business Partners Help Sam Marks Sell His Company for Over 100 Million USD – FCS04

Sam Marks Blog2This post originally was published on Forbes China in Chinese. I am publishing here the English version I made (and then had translated to Chinese) for those English readers and listeners interested. Finding the Right Chinese Business Partners Help Sam Marks Sell His Company for Over 100 Million Us Dollars Welcome everyone to episode 4 of the Forbes China Entrepreneur show – hope everyone is enjoying the spring weather, it’s been warming up here in the South of China. This week we are in for a treat – we have Sam Marks, a founder of SkyCig e-cigarette company that sold … Continue reading The Right Chinese Business Partners..

Featured in Shenzhen Daily News: “From Wall St to the New Silicon Valley”

mike michelini featured in shenzhen daily newspaperReally appreciate that I have been blessed with awesome media coverage lately. I connected with Lawrence, Luo Songsong, the reporter from Shenzhen Daily newspaper who made the awesome write up – and he was intrigued with my story and my lifestyle! We had a couple great meetups while he put together this story that, when reading it from the newstand downstairs from the Unchained Apps office, made my heart skip a beat. Very well written. Here is the article in e-paper format: http://szdaily.sznews.com/html/2015-04/24/content_3205923.htm My friends starting sharing it online and then I realized it was already published! I went down … Continue reading Featured..

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