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8 Entrepreneurship Lessons, How to Hire Better, Growth Simplified; 8x8 Speakers Series (1/3) with T.R. Harrington, Sarah Keenlyside, and Guy Sivan

Episode Summary

We have a special episode today, it’s the Chinaccelerator 8x8 Speakers Series! Twice a year, we invite eight speakers to share key lessons for startups in eight minutes or less. This time, our speakers include serial entrepreneurs, investors, professors, and more. They are some of the most accomplished and thoughtful members of the China startup ecosystem, so we are thrilled to bring you their insights. This week, the theme is entrepreneurship lessons. We have three talks from successful founders who have experience building companies from the ground up. Stay tuned for insights from T.R. Harrington, Sarah Keenlyside, and Guy Sivan!

Episode Notes

We have a special episode today, it’s the Chinaccelerator 8x8 Speakers Series! Twice a year, we invite eight speakers to share key lessons for startups in eight minutes or less. This time, our speakers include serial entrepreneurs, investors, professors, and more. They are some of the most accomplished and thoughtful members of the China startup ecosystem, so we are thrilled to bring you their insights.

This week, the theme is entrepreneurship lessons. We have three talks from successful founders who have experience building companies from the ground up. Stay tuned for insights from T.R. Harrington, Sarah Keenlyside, and Guy Sivan!

[2:08] T.R. Harrington, 8 Startup Lessons in 8 Minutes
[13:15] Sarah Keenlyside, How to Hire Better
[20:32] Guy Sivan, Growth Simplified

T.R. Harrington is the current Program Director at MOX – the Mobile Only Accelerator. He is also a startup mentor, an angel investor, and the founder and CEO of Darwin Marketing which was successfully acquired by iProspect in 2016.

Sarah Keenlyside is Founder and CEO Bespoke Travel Company. She was recently nominated for the 'Most Pioneering Woman in Travel' Award by the Telegraph Newspaper, and an 'Inspiring Woman Award' in the British Business Awards.

Guy is a serial entrepreneur in China. In 2010, he sold his third startup's core technology to a publicly listed company. He is currently the co-founder of Vericant, a company that helps US schools better understand their Chinese applicants through on-demand video interviews.

Many thanks to our host Oscar Ramos; our guests T.R, Sarah, and Guy; editors David and Geep; producers Eva Shi and Matthew Wu; organizer Chinaccelerator; and sponsors People Squared and Himalaya. Be sure to check out our website www.chinaccelerator.com

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