The China Startup Pulse

Throwing Parties For a Living, with Stephane de Montgros, Co-Founder of Riviera Events & The Hotelier Awards

Episode Summary

Start-ups aren't all tech nerds and T-shirts; some evolve into elegant and classy enterprises, paid to essentially throw glitzy parties from the rooftops of China's hottest cities. This weeks guest, Stephane de Montgros, shares how he uprooted from France, moved to China, and co-founded China’s leading luxury hospitality events management company, Riviera Events, and The Hotelier Awards!

Episode Notes

Start-ups aren't all tech nerds and T-shirts; some evolve into elegant and classy enterprises, paid to essentially throw glitzy parties from the rooftops of China's hottest cities. This weeks guest, Stephane de Montgros, shares how he uprooted from France, moved to China, and co-founded China’s leading luxury hospitality events management company, Riviera Events, and The Hotelier Awards!

Pivoting from a working revenue model which catered for Shanghai's party nightlife, Stephane talks about how he took the risky leap to specialise exclusively on high-end luxury brands, the struggles that came with staying true to an entrepreneur's vision, underlines the importance of building trust and guanxi, and talks about the key reasons for keeping goodwill.

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!