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China Paradigm 73: Connecting the Chinese innovation ecosystem to accelerate product market fit

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In this episode of China Paradigm, Luis Sarre, the CEO and Co-Founder of Free Entrepreneurs, with Matthieu David about creating an entrepreneur network in China. In this China business vlog, we learn about the Chinese innovation ecosystem and how Sarre can balance so many exciting projects at once. This vlog wouldn’t be possible without the contribution from WeWork Labs.

  • 1:14 Statistics of Free Entrepreneurs
  • 2:20 Experiences in China and the introduction of Free Entrepreneurs
  • 3:46 Example of connecting start-up hubs in the West and in China
  • 4:53 Charting Start-up hubs
  • 6:23 Knowing sales volume
  • 8:06 Financing efforts to find clients
  • 10:11 Example of a company that Free Entrepreneurs assisted
  • 15:04 Defining “network”
  • 17:09 Understanding the work of Free Entrepreneurs
  • 19:21 Example of Innovation workshops
  • 20:54 Partners of Free Entrepreneurs
  • 22:44 Learnings from Luis’ past experiences
  • 24:50 Balancing commitments to two missions: Free Entrepreneurs and InnOvation
  • 29:41 Types of products that could be designed
  • 31:49 Understanding how to communicate with the factory
  • 35:54 How to create the necessary documents for communicating with related parties when creating a product
  • 38:14 Projected cost to work on a project
  • 39:29 Inspiration from books
  • 41:00 What Luis’ reads to stay up to date on China
  • 43:20 Recommended book on China
  • 45:53 An idea that Luis would like to work on
  • 46:50 What makes China interesting to Luis
  • 49:52 Unexpected success in China

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