Known for amazing bagels and craft lattes in Shanghai, David Seminsky tells us about his whirlwind China adventures. From his early days at Apple and sharing an office with Steve Jobs, to accidental China jail time, to founding a string of successful brick-and-mortar businesses – Sumerian Coffee, Boom-Boom Bagel, and Dogtown – David shares how he balances risks and opportunities in business, overcame the challenges of local competition, lawsuits, and employee management, while still considering China the next frontier for business despite it all.

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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 Vivian Law, China Startup Pulse is sponsored by Chinaccelerator, People Squared, and TechNode.

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