Being an entrepreneur is sometimes lonely since it is not a very normal thing to do. Unless your friends are also entrepreneurs, it is difficult to simply talk about issues or get advice about what you’re going through. That’s why communities that foster support and advice for entrepreneurs are greatly needed.

Right now, I am sitting inside Garage Café in Beijing’s Zhonguancun area, where start-ups work over coffee and are able to mingle and chat. This gives entrepreneurs an outlet to be comfortable and not go it alone.

Globally, Entrepreneurs Organization (EO) is a prominent network for entrepreneurs to feel supported and have fun with like minded people. In fact, their mission is to ‘enable entrepreneurs to learn from each other and lead them to greater business success and an enriched personal life.’ Membership is exclusive and invite only and members have to meet three criteria:

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.