Bridging the western and Chinese web industry is always the key and unique value of TechNode, and we’ve been doing for more than 4 years, reporting/commenting on the latest Chinese startups/tech news in English and the trend of the global/local industry in Chinese. It’s absolutely grateful as we have more and more great readers and supporters who help broadcast our original content to the world.
We want to try more, not just online, but also offline. So here comes the idea of TechNode Mixer, a small gathering we are planning to hold once a month in Beijing and Shanghai. The reason we call it Mixer is that each time we want to invite both Chinese-speaking and English speaking entrepreneurs/startups/experts/venture capitalists there. TechNode has built a strong connection with local industry, and we want the expats/visitors from west to take it as a good opportunity to reach the hottest companies/individuals from local industry.
Big thanks to the team, we just did the first trial at 27th’s evening and we’ve done it great! We sent out a few invitation and were expecting ~25 people to come, but surprisingly good, over 50 great people showed up. It’s a good Mixer. Amongst the guests were the founder of No.1 Chinese wiki (Hudong), the founder of Chinese BBS (Comsenz) which was acquired by Tencent, the hottest startups such as LBS, Jiepang and K.ai; local media from tech.163, CBNWeekly and international ones such as Penn-Olsen etc; Big local companies from Kaixin001, Baidu etc; local VC from W.I. Harper, Bertelsmann etc and international VC from XG-Venture; angel investors/incubators from Innovation Works (China), DaD-Asia (Spain), AppWorks (Taiwan), Singtel8 (Singapore/China) etc; friends from BizTechDay, Orange France Beijing, Amazon and GREE etc. So thanks for coming, guys!!
The place was packed and we did not even get a chance to introduce everyone to each other, which we should figure out what’s the best way to do it next time. But overall, I think it’s a good start and we are looking forward to meeting you at one of the events soon.