Tomorrow we will be holding our first Ideas MeshUp Workshop in Beijing. Held in English, the workshop is aimed at bringing entrepreneurial people together to share their cool ideas for a mobile app to make life easier and better in China.

To kick off the session, Peng T. Ong, a Partner of GSR Ventures and co-founder of one of the first and biggest online dating sites, will share his inspirational entrepreneurial  journey.

Next up, the boys from, a corporate car sharing mobile app will talk about how they came up with the idea to reduce China’s pollution and problems from car traffic.  Problems like pollution, stress and time wasting are definitely a much needed problem to be solved in China and will really make life easier and better in China.

The fun part of the day will come from the interactive workshop where attendees will break up into small groups to pick an idea and brainstorm the problem to solve or opportunity to gain. Since mobile apps and smartphone technology has come a long way, there are a number of amazing functions and features to think about. How about NFC, augmented reality, GPS, accelerometer, maps, light, social networking integration to name a few! Then teams have to sketch out what the app will look like and how it will work. We will then judge the best idea and award some prizes, but of course the thrill of bragging rights is a greater honour!

Only online pre-registration people will enjoy the early bird discount of 100RMB. So if you are coming but have not yet registered, please do so now! Otherwise, you will pay 150RMB. Both types will be paid in cash at the door. Snacks and drinks will also be provided. Spread the word!

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday May 5th

Time: 1:30-5PM

Location: Big Bang Café (Near the CBD Cultural Sports Square, CBD Jian Wai Soho, 39 East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing)

Cost: 100 RMB (online pre-registration) or 150 RMB at the door – both types are paid at the door in cash and includes snacks and drinks

Register here

See you tomorrow for Ideas MeshUp!

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.

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