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Know Your Customers, Be Your Own Salesperson, Follow Your Passion; 2019 Spring 8x8 Speaker Series (1/4) with Dirk Eschenbacher, Rhea See and Jaeson Ma

Episode Summary

Last month, we just hosted Chinaccelerator 8X8 Speakers Series where we invited 8 of our mentors - serial entrepreneurs, industry experts and investors - to share their personal stories about entrepreneurship in Beijing and Shanghai, from where we selected several talks for our podcast listeners who couldn’t join us in person. Today we would like to present the first 3 talks delivered by Dirk Eschenbacher, Co-founder of Zanadu Travel & Media, Rhea See, Co-founder & COO of She Loves Tech and Jaeson Ma, Co-founder of 88rising. What comes first into Dirk’s mind when he looked back on his startup journey is an important lesson he learned - knowing your customers and focusing on the problem, not the solution. As a female entrepreneur, Rhea zeroed in on the female community and suggested entrepreneurs not to accept the conventional image and sell themselves short. Jaeson Ma brought the house down with his passion and vision to represent Asia media in mainstream culture the right way. Check out more suggestions they shared in the episode.

Episode Notes

Last month, we just hosted Chinaccelerator 8X8 Speakers Series where we invited 8 of our mentors - serial entrepreneurs, industry experts, and investors - to share their personal stories about entrepreneurship in Beijing and Shanghai, from where we selected several talks for our podcast listeners who couldn’t join us in person. Today we would like to present the first 3 talks delivered by Dirk Eschenbacher, Co-founder of Zanadu Travel & Media, Rhea See, Co-founder & COO of She Loves Tech and Jaeson Ma, Co-founder of 88rising.

What comes first into Dirk’s mind when he looked back on his startup journey is an important lesson he learned - knowing your customers and focusing on the problem, not the solution. As a female entrepreneur, Rhea zeroed in on the female community and suggested entrepreneurs not to accept the conventional image and sell themselves short. Jaeson Ma brought the house down with his passion and vision to represent Asia media in mainstream culture the right way.

Check out more suggestions they shared in the episode.

Show Notes:

[02:01] Dirk Eschenbacher’s Talk

[09:00] Rhea See’s Talk
(Rhea’s presentation slide: https://www.jianguoyun.com/p/DUf9NkoQrai4BxjqkK4B)

[15:50] Jaeson Ma’s Talk
(Jaeson’s presentation slide: https://www.jianguoyun.com/p/DZ4JsIQQrai4BxjwkK4B)

Many thanks to our speakers Dirk Eschenbacher, Rhea See and Jaeson Ma, editor David and Geep, producer Eva Shi, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com.

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