Launched in 2012 in order to take a look on entrepreneurs in China, Made In Shanghai is the first web tv dedicated to entrepreneurship in Shanghai. This project has been created and developed by Mehdi BEDADI, the idea is simple: a face to face conversation with entrepreneurs in China. They share with us their ambitions, fears but also interesting storys about their failures and success in China.
With Made In Shanghai TV:
1. We understand which challenges our entrepreneurs facing today where there is a lack of innovation and disruptivity.
2. You are literally in the depth of an entrepreneurship life, discovering great moments and learning from it.
Starting from nothing
We all heard about those persons speaking about how they start with nothing but a strong will and passion with what they know, what they do. Laurent, a foreigner established in Shanghai since years is the typical example of how you can build a business with passion and dedication.
Find your business partner.
Starting your business is often possible with the right business partner. How to find them ? Share workload ? Share responsibilities and company’s share ?
Alexandre Godvin, CEO of AQM explained how he made it through with his company which is today present in 9 country.
Have you heard about Lean Startup ?
Lean Startup is a business approach coined by Eric Ries that aims to change the way that companies are built and new products are launched. The Lean Startup relies on, scientific experimentation, and iterative product releases to shorten product development lifecycle, measure progress, and gain valuable customer feedback.
Alexis Huille from Dagobear talked to us about how to get the lean mindset when you start a business.
Building your network in China.
Building your business can be done only with a strong network. Building a network it’s to create a relationship with your potential customers, but also vendors and partners. Joseph Constanty is established since 2003 in China. He accepted to talk about his experience in China. He used to work in different startup initiatives and organize a famous networking event entrepreneur oriented in Shanghai called: Next Step Shanghai.
How to expand your company in China.
Is your business running ? Yes, good ! Now it’s time to expand it. One common challenge that companies met it’s how to pass from few colleagues to hundreds. As entrepreneur you can meet different kind of challenge relative to your industry, and location for instance you’ve got challenges such as cross culture, strategic thinking, conduct of change, risk management etc…
Adapt your business for Chinese.
Having your business in China as a foreigner doesn’t mean that you can only target expatriates. Lucas Englehardt, CEO of Delivery Hero China talked to us about his start-up. His staff, partners and s