This is the first post in our series: Tips for Foreign Founder. We talk to a group of foreign entrepreneurs who have found success in China and want to share their experience with those inside and outside China.

As China’s economy, spending power, and global heft grow, so too does interest in doing business here. This intense interest, however, is also coupled with intense trepidation due to huge market differences. Getting over these differences is the first step.

“China is an island where nothing works. Your website, app, and the way you worked back in your country might all have to change when you come to China,” says Ryan King, Professor at Fudan University and startup advisor in Shanghai.

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MJ explores the startup community across a variety of industries. MJ is particularly interested in O2O and Big Data. MJ is based in Shanghai.