China Startup Pulse Podcast: From ‘Made In China’ To ‘Made By China’

Disruptions within China’s manufacturing space are forcing a change to the old adage ‘Made in China’. This week’s guest, Jacob Rothman, the Founding Partner of Platform88, tells us exactly how technology has caused manufacturing in China to pivot. Platform88, a manufacturing network that brings ideas to life, is at the forefront of this movement.

From his young dreams of becoming a rabbi to owning a factory in China that directly supplies companies like Walmart and Canadian Tire, Jacob discusses the manufacturing obstacles that startups often face and the evolution of manufacturing, and how factories are more willing to accept MOQs (Minimal Order Quantities) and manufacture on-demand with good quality, rather than mass produce at low quality.

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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 and David Xu, China Startup Pulse is sponsored by Chinaccelerator, People Squared, and TechNode.

TechNode does not endorse any commentary made in the program.