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Starting Up in China: Lessons for Entrepreneurs

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Calvin discusses differences between the business environments in the US and China as they relate to tech startups. He argues that even though Qifang had a long development period compared to a similar venture in the US, this delay allowed him and his partners an opportunity to learn more about the community and the customers they would be serving before launch. This extended “learning period” also uncovered advantages such as a flexible regulatory environment when it comes to social entrepreneurship in China.

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About Calvin Chin

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Qifang is the culmination of Calvin’s career experience. He hopes to give everyone a way to pay for education. Calvin has taught students from middle school to graduate school, worked on Wall Street in the debt capital markets, and served in leadership roles in several technology start-ups in New York, Silicon Valley and China for more than 12 years. He has also given talks on entrepreneurship, Web 2.0, venture capital, and other China... [Full Bio]
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