Pingo Space tests new interest-based learning service for China

Almost 600,000 foreign nationals, excluding nationals from Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, resided in China in 2010, according to China’s last national census. That is the potential market for one startup in Beijing who wants to increase cross-cultural interaction in China to bridge the gap between expatriates and local Chinese. Yunkai Weng, founder and CEO of […]

How a filmmaker’s soft-sell marketing tactics further her brand

Filmmaker and entrepreneur Siok Siok Tan shared her tips on how startups should market themselves at Lean Startup Beijing’s March Meetup. Tan runs a social video platform in China called Kinetic One. As a visual storyteller, she has handled marketing for herself and her company in a subtle way, a practice that eventually helped her land […]

How JingJobs differentiates from other job boards in China

Inncube, the newly-opened co-working space in Beijing’s expatriate-oriented Sanlitun neighborhood, saw job seekers and recruiters interacting at company booths while some candidates practiced their elevator pitches in four-minute speed-networking sessions with potential employers. At the same time, speakers took to a stage to speak about inspiration. That was the scene at JingJobs and SCHSAsia’s job […]

Women Who Code expands in Beijing and Shanghai

While China recognizes International Women’s Day every March 8 to celebrate women’s achievements in society, the world’s second-largest economy’s rank on the Global Gender Gap Report has dropped for three consecutive years and now sits at 91st in 2015. A San Francisco-headquartered nonprofit, however, celebrated International Women’s Day in Beijing by training their recently appointed regional directors, who are […]

From LeTV to LeEco: A video website grows into a tech empire with global ambitions

Faraday Future, a California-based EV startup, unveiled its Batmobile-like concept car at CES 2016 in Las Vegas, causing a media storm. As it turns out, one of Faraday’s key investors is the Chinese company Leshi Internet Information & Technology, or LeTV for short. Electric vehicle production is only one of LeTV’s many arms of vertical integration. In […]