Category: Community Building

Structure is the short path to managing partners

The challenges of managing partnerships

Working in the innovation field in China means receiving an unusually high amount of requests to partner up. Over the past four years, I came to dread receiving a message with the words “collaboration,” “partnerships,” and “let’s sign an MOU.” While it is most definitely…

Community Builders are introverts

Introverts are leading Communities

Panels are high chances to engage with a broader audience and throw some new ideas to steer debates. At a recent one with Community Builders, we wanted to test an assumption. We paused our conversation and asked the audience to raise their hands if they…

Matthieu facilitating Techstars Startup Weekend PolyU

What a ride! Three years at Techstars

April Fools day in 2016 – Polytechnic University in Hong Kong. A special day: I stood up on stage to host their second Techstars Startup Weekend. Plus, I announced to everybody that I was going “Professional.” Three years ago, I joined Techstars as the Regional…

Shanghai is always on the go

weHustle & TECOM – Podcast

Listen to my interview of Marian on Anchor.fm: And here is the transcription: So Marian, can you please introduce yourself first? My name is Marian, the founder of weHustle. I came to China seven years ago, first in a city close to Beijing and then…

“The Happiness of Community Building”

Last week, we hosted a Community Leaders Academy in Beijing with passionate individuals. Most of them had been to a Startup Weekend before and some were considering to host one soon. More importantly, they are passionate about helping the next generation of entrepreneurs. Our three…