The China Startup Pulse

Building a dockless bikesharing kingdom with Florian Bohnert, head of Global Partnerships for Mobike

Episode Summary

In this episode, we have invited Florian Bohnert, head of global partnerships for Mobike. As an entrepreneur, Florian developed an interest for Asian culture and the East very early on and has been leading Mobike’s global expansion journey, especially in China. He stresses the importance of being in the country where you want to expand your business and letting passion drive you. He also touches upon the positive impact mobike has on people’s health other than the obvious convenience it has brought to people’s lives.

Episode Notes

In this episode, we have invited Florian Bohnert, head of global partnerships for Mobike. As an entrepreneur, Florian developed an interest for Asian culture and the East very early on and has been leading Mobike’s global expansion journey, especially in China. He stresses the importance of being in the country where you want to expand your business and letting passion drive you. He also touches upon the positive impact mobike has on people’s health other than the obvious convenience it has brought to people’s lives.

Show Notes:
1:35 Florian intro
3:09 what is mobike
6:20 how mobike expands globally
8:09 Florian’s entrepreneurial journey
12:00 Asian pop culture and East
15:19 French tech movement
17:00 challenges and Chinese colleagues
20:40 Let passion drive you
22:00 be in the country you want to expand your business in
23:40 Learning chinese is important
24:57 How mobike has built success globally
30:25 Mobike's model
35:20 positive impact mobike health
43:52 opportunity in China
47:22 lightning round of questions
51:30 how to connect with Florian

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Many thanks to our host Ryan Shuken, guest Florian Bohnert, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website at chinaccelerator.com!