Entrepreneurs worldwide have a set of common values. Do work you love. Embrace change and risk. Build things that matter. Make a positive impact. This week’s guest, Lucio Pentagna Guimaraes Neto, tells us how he pivoted from his Brazilian legal degree and MBA and corporate CEO background, to sailing the world, ending up in China, self-learning 3D modelling, and going on to found Shanghai’s first fablab, XinFab.

Crazy about machines, Lucio discusses how he merges his passion for 3D printing with his farming heritage. Now building a “hack-vacation” in South Portugal, Lucio discusses his latest project: a getaway for do-ers. Get your own work done, do sustainable farming, and surf on the side – who needs mainstream Bali?

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China Startup Pulse is a weekly podcast designed to give startup enthusiasts around the world a behind the scenes and on-the-ground understanding of what’s happening in China’s startup ecosystem. Founded and hosted by Ryan Shuken and Todd Embley, and produced by Qi Liu, China Startup Pulse is sponsored by Chinaccelerator, People Squared, and TechNode.

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