The China Startup Pulse

Connecting 1 million entrepreneurs all over the world; with Jan Smejkal, China & APAC Community Director of Startup Grind

Episode Summary

Aiming to build diverse culture and mindset in the whole ecosystem, Jan manages Startup Grind China & APAC as the Community Director. Startup Grind is the world's largest entrepreneurship community connecting more than 1 million entrepreneurs in over 365 cities, among which over 80 cities are in China. In this episode, Jan shares how Startup Grind China grew up to a successful program, his focus in managing community and most importantly, his perspective on opportunities for startups and investments in China. Can't wait to listen to it! Cheers!

Episode Notes

Aiming to build diverse culture and mindset in the whole ecosystem, Jan manages Startup Grind China & APAC as the Community Director. Startup Grind is the world's largest entrepreneurship community connecting more than 1 Million entrepreneurs in over 365 cities, among which over 80 cities are in China. In this episode, Jan shares how Startup Grind China grew up to a successful program, his focus in managing community and most importantly, his perspective on opportunities for startups and investments in China. Can't wait to listen to it! Cheers!

Show notes:
02:42 Introducing Jan
03:54 What brought Jan to China
08:47 What's Jan's first experience with Startup Grind and How he became the Community Director
11:20 How was the community when Jan joined
15:10 Jan's focus of managing the community
18:04 In terms of having people help you in the community, what's the difference between what Startup Grind does in Silicon Valley and that in China?
23:48 What's the next step of Startup Grind?
25:32 Which city will Jan stay? Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen...
26:26 The opportunities in China are better?
27:50 How to contact Jan

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Many thanks to our host Ryan Shuken, guest Jan Smejkal, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared.