The China Startup Pulse

Coffee, Bagels & Beer Oh My! with David Seminsky, Founder of Sumerian Coffee and Dogtown

Episode Summary

Known for amazing bagels and craft lattes in Shanghai, David Seminsky tells us about his whirlwind China adventures including his early days at Apple and sharing an office with Steve Jobs, to accidental China jail time, to founding a string of successful brick-and-mortar businesses: Sumerian Coffee, Boom-Boom Bagel and everyone's favorite curbside pub Dogtown!

Episode Notes

Known for amazing bagels and craft lattes in Shanghai, David Seminsky tells us about his whirlwind China adventures including his early days at Apple and sharing an office with Steve Jobs, to accidental China jail time, to founding a string of successful brick-and-mortar businesses: Sumerian Coffee, Boom-Boom Bagel and everyone's favorite curbside pub Dogtown!

Podcasting alongside two of the cutest sidekick pups (no, not Todd and Ryan), David shares how he balances risks and opportunities in business, overcame the challenges of local competition, lawsuits, and employee management, yet still considers China the next frontier for business.

Thanks to our sponsors Chinaccelerator, People-Squared, and our syndication partner TechNode. A huge thanks to our Producer Vivian Law and Production Editor David Xu, and finally our listeners –Thank You!