The Startup Ecosystem in Mumbai (India) with Pravin Jadhav, Founder & CEO of Wishberg

Pravin Jadhav, the founder and CEO of Wishberg, share’s his experiences and thought’s on Mumbai’s growing startup ecosystem. Pravin, please introduce yourself… I am presently the Founder & CEO of Wishberg. Wishberg lets users fulfill every wish they have by turning them in to goals for Life. We are a small team of product and tech enthusiasts based out of Mumbai, India. The startup was founded by me along with my co-founder Kulin Shah. At Wishberg, I lead efforts on Product, Marketing, Design and Technology. Prior to Wishberg, I headed the Product & Marketing function for advertising technology venture –...

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Incorporating a WFOE Company Structure in China with Timothy Weckesser, CEO of Sino Consulting

Questions and answers on incorporating a WFOE Company Structure in China with Timothy Weckesser, 20 year veteran in China and CEO of Sino Consulting. Timothy, please introduce yourself… My first trip to China was actually in 1986. We began SCI in Philadelphia in 1988, and began our China business in about 1992, when my old friend Shiqiang Gu joined us from Tianjin. So we have been working in China for over 20 years now. And the changes we have seen over that time are really quite astonishing. It is quite difficult to comprehend how such a huge country could move...

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Growing a Design Company For Startups in Argentina with Agustín Linenberg, CEO & Co-Founder of Aerolab

Agustín Linenberg, CEO & Co-Founder of Aerolab, one of the leading graphic design company’s for startups in Argentina. Agustín, lease introduce yourself… I’m Agustín Linenberg, CEO & Co-Founder of Aerolab. I’m a Graphic Designer who studied in Argentina, and self-taught for everything related to technology. What’s the story behind creating Aerolab? A couple years ago, we noticed that most agencies and design studios weren’t really working on digital design and interfaces, being mostly just another service that was provided by a team focused on print, and the results tended to be lacking in quality. There weren’t any companies that delivered...

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Launching a Digital Currency Startup in Singapore with Steve Beauregard, CEO & Founder of GoCoin

Steve Beauregard hails from the US and recently moved to Singapore to launch GoCoin – a digital currency payments platform for eCommerce and gaming sites. Steve, please introduce yourself… Prior to founding GoCoin, I ran a software consulting practice for 20 years focused on mobile, social and eCommerce applications. I was COO of a US publicly traded eCommerce company and managing director of a startup accelerator program. Originally from DC, I moved to southern California after college. What’s the story behind creating GoCoin? In late 2012, an eCommerce client asked if they should start accepting Bitcoin. My firm Regard started...

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Social Media Marketing in Thailand with Vit Sangnam, Founder & CEO of ShoutOut Studios

Vit Sangnam studied in the US before returning home to Bangkok to launch ShoutOut Studios, a company that helps big brands connect with local influencers on social media in Thailand. Vit, please introduce yourself… My name is Vit Sangnam and I am the cofounder and CEO of ShoutOut Studios, a Bangkok based startup company that provides a platform to conduct influencer powered social media campaigns. I’m originally from Thailand but grew up in the States so it’s been a great opportunity for me to come back to Thailand and reconnect with my roots as well as contribute to the business...

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Launching an E-Commerce Business in the Philippines with Krzysztof Kaczmarek, Founder of Magpalitan

In this interview we chat with Krzysztof Kaczmarek, Founder of Magpalitan – an startup that focuses on trading products and services in the Philippines. Krzysztof, please introduce yourself… I started my adventure with e-commerce in 2004 and for 7 years I was working on various e-commerce projects for the biggest online marketplace in Central and Eastern Europe – Allegro.pl. In July 2011 I moved to the Philippines to participate in another project from Allegro’s parent company MIH/Naspers and since then I’ve based myself in Manila. My area of interests is product management, I was always more focused on business side...

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Launching a Crowdsourced Testing Startup from Chile with Simon Papineau, Founder & CEO of Crowdsourced Testing

We chat with Simon Papineau, founder and CEO of Crowdsourced Testing, covering Chile’s startup ecosystem along with launching his company from Start-up Chile, Chile’s largest government backed startup incubator. Simon, please introduce yourself… My name is Simon Papineau. I’m originally from Montreal, Canada. When I was a child, my house was one of the first to have Internet in Canada. My father knew nothing about computers (it wasn’t until 2002 that he learned to use email) but he figured it would be something I would like. Long story short – I began my entrepreneurial journey when I was 18. At...

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Launching a Solar Energy Business in China with Geof Moser, of Symtech Solar Group

Geof Moser works at the Symtech Solar Group in China who specialise in Solar PV Kits for both domestic and international markets. We talk with Geof about his experiences navigation through China’s business landscape and how he see’s the solar energy ecosystem developing in China. Geof, please introduce yourself… My name is Geof, I work for Symtech Solar Group, a solar energy company specializing in Solar PV Kits based in Shanghai China. My background in solar energy started at Arizona State University while studying for my master’s degree in renewable energy technologies particularly focused in solar energy and fuel cells....

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Launching a Venture Backed Mobile Games Startup in Argentina with Franco Breciano, CEO of Zupcat

Meet Franco Breciano, the founder and CEO of Zupcat, a mobile games startup based in Argentina. Zupcat was incubated out of Chile’s Chile-Startup program before raising a series A round from Kaszek Ventures. Franco, please introduce yourself… I am originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina. At 22 I finished my studies at University of Buenos Aires and became a Software Engineer. I worked for Indra Systems for 1 year and then decided to work abroad. I lived in Miami, Madrid and Santiago de Chile. When I was 26 I returned to Buenos Aires and founded my first company, Mindset Studio, which...

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Launching a Travel Startup from 3 Continents & 2 Startup Incubators (Chile & South Africa) with David Urmann, CEO of Tourist Link

In this interview we chat with David Urmann, the founder of Touristlink – a startup aiming to connect travels and locals. David founded the company with his co-founder in India via 2 incubators; Startup Chile and 88mph in South Africa. David, please introduce yourself… I am originally from Salt Lake City and have a doctorate in Paleoclimatology from Ohio State. I started building simple e-commerce sites around 2003 and sold the first of these in 2005 for $50,000. I was working with a lot of outsourcing companies in India but things were difficult to manage remotely so I decided to...

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