Between Meetings

Marian Danko

Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success.

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Simon Wang, Head of Mainland China at ClassPass. Health and Sports Evangelist with a Computer Science Background
Oct 15 2022
Simon Wang, Head of Mainland China at ClassPass. Health and Sports Evangelist with a Computer Science Background
Takeaways:Group classes are on the riseLocalization is key to the success of the American tech company in ChinaMore boutique studios with professional couches coming in In China, there is still a very low penetration rate for the fitness industry Traditional big open-space gyms are struggling with their current business models focusing only on long-term membershipClassPass in 30 countries, but only in China ClassPass operates in a different wayAt ClassPass the management saw the China team as an experimental projectSimon Wang is a senior executive with diversified industry experiences. He has plenty of experience leading the business, design, and product teams in both multinational and local enterprises with outstanding achievements.With his computer science background, he has always been committed to using technological innovation to break through industrial barriers and optimize the user experience.Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success.🎙 Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.YouTube, LinkedIn, TwitterSubscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, bilibili, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
Simon Wang, Head of Mainland China at ClassPass. Health and Sports Evangelist with a Computer Science Background
Oct 15 2022
Simon Wang, Head of Mainland China at ClassPass. Health and Sports Evangelist with a Computer Science Background
Takeaways:Group classes are on the riseLocalization is key to the success of the American tech company in ChinaMore boutique studios with professional couches coming in In China, there is still a very low penetration rate for the fitness industry Traditional big open-space gyms are struggling with their current business models focusing only on long-term membershipClassPass in 30 countries, but only in China ClassPass operates in a different wayAt ClassPass the management saw the China team as an experimental projectSimon Wang is a senior executive with diversified industry experiences. He has plenty of experience leading the business, design, and product teams in both multinational and local enterprises with outstanding achievements.With his computer science background, he has always been committed to using technological innovation to break through industrial barriers and optimize the user experience.Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success.🎙 Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.YouTube, LinkedIn, TwitterSubscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, bilibili, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
Michael Sung, Digital Finance, Fintech, Blockchain, Metaverse Venture Builder, and Investor
Oct 6 2022
Michael Sung, Digital Finance, Fintech, Blockchain, Metaverse Venture Builder, and Investor
Takeaways:Part of the formula to scale innovations is working with key people Asia’s biggest advantage is a huge blank slateYou can think of blockchain as an infrastructure of infrastructures We live in very unique times, the most disruptive, interesting, impactful moments in the history of humanity 10 years of fintech road happened in the space of a year in change over COVIDProf. Michael Sung is a technology venture builder and investor, having founded various companies in diverse high-tech industries ranging from AI, blockchain, semiconductor, and new materials industries. Prof. Sung is Chairman/CEO of FreeFlow Finance, a cross-border payments company focused on regulated digital currency interoperability and FX infrastructure solutions for financial institutions. He has a strong background in cross-border technology transfer, strategic industry engagement, commercialisation strategy, business model innovation, and hi-tech entrepreneurship.Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success.🎙 Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.YouTube, Linkedin, TwitterSubscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, bilibili, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
Ferdinand Klauser, Partner & General Manager at KISKA Shanghai, Brand Strategy & Marketing Consultant
Sep 18 2022
Ferdinand Klauser, Partner & General Manager at KISKA Shanghai, Brand Strategy & Marketing Consultant
TakeawaysLooking at the economic situation, the speed, and the drive that China had, all I could see was an opportunity Our focus is on creating great client experience and understanding this fast-changing marketWe work with Western brands to identify how they can stay true to the core and at the same time be sensitive to the local marketOur job is to absorb the differences and to facilitate productive collaboration and cooperation.We have to be intentional about collaboration, intentional about diversity. Ferdinand Klauser is an international brand strategy and marketing consultant serving clients in automotive, sports performance, and lifestyle products. He is passionate about collaborating with KISKA’s multidisciplinary teams to deliver relevant experiences that move people, shape brands, and create impact.Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stories, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.YouTube, Linkedin, TwitterSubscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, bilibili, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and more.
Momo Estrella, Head of Digital Design at IKEA China.
Mar 22 2022
Momo Estrella, Head of Digital Design at IKEA China.
Takeaways:💡 Through technology you can create little tools to enhance a creative expression. 💡 I am not educated to educate other people. 💡 When you are a retailer you grow either by acquiring new customers or by making existing customers more profitable. And those two things are becoming harder to do for home furniture. 💡 Everything that surrounds us has the opportunity to be better. 💡 Here you are able to launch things that may not be hyper polished. But you can launch them in a spirit of learning.Momo Estrella is an advocate for human-centered design, change agency, and neurodiversity inclusion.🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape. In partnership with Startups Gear which connects startups to growth opportunities in just one click.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Other activities:Founders BreakfastWeekly meetup connecting startups & founders to the entrepreneurial ecosystem via expert talks & trustful connections.Startups GearWe connect startups to growth opportunities in just one click.TECOMChina's first international technology and innovation conference.Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa, and more.
Anthony Leung, ?What If! Innovation Greater China Lead & Accenture Managing Director, aka King of Innovation.
Mar 17 2022
Anthony Leung, ?What If! Innovation Greater China Lead & Accenture Managing Director, aka King of Innovation.
Takeaways:💡 Carve your own path💡 Languages shaped my passion to go and explore different places💡 In the last few years, innovation has had to lean and point almost directly towards China💡 Innovation moved from something that was on the edge, things people thought about as something new and different, it moved into the center where everybody should be thinking about innovation💡 Innovation is a way of thinking💡 Innovation is a muscleAnthony Leung, ?What If! Innovation Greater China Lead & Accenture Managing Director.Anthony is an expert in utilizing consumer understanding, cultural context, trends, and creativity to uncover insight generation, and develop breakthrough innovation and brand positioning for start-ups, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies in a range of industries, including technology, advertising, healthcare, retail, and events/entertainment.🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape. In partnership with Startups Gear which connects startups to growth opportunities in just one click.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Other activities:Founders BreakfastWeekly meetup connecting startups & founders to the entrepreneurial ecosystem via expert talks & trustful connections.Startups GearWe connect startups to growth opportunities in just one click.TECOMChina's first international technology and innovation conference.Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa, and more.
Matt Spriegel, founder and CEO of Atiom, Chinaccelerator, Entrepreneur's Organization, HR Training
Feb 16 2022
Matt Spriegel, founder and CEO of Atiom, Chinaccelerator, Entrepreneur's Organization, HR Training
Takeaways:💡 Every day we change forever💡 Working for corporates teaches you processes, how to work with big teams, how to allocate resources💡 You cannot check for understanding when you share training or communication piece 💡 We find it difficult to convince Chinese companies that we are a better service provider than domestic companies 💡 We see a lot of localization in recent years in China💡 A lot of our multinational clients bring us outside of ChinaMatt Spriegel's lifelong dream is to bring education and resources to the most remote regions in the world. Atiom's vision is to transform workplaces into agile, engaging, and uplifting communities with both people and the planet in mind. 🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights, and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape. In partnership with Startups Gear which connects startups to growth opportunities in just one click.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa, and more.
Alvin Wang Graylin, China President at HTC, Virtual Reality VR, XR, metaverse
Jan 19 2022
Alvin Wang Graylin, China President at HTC, Virtual Reality VR, XR, metaverse
Takeaways:Metaverse allows more fluidity for economic class5% of your customers generate 80-90% of your profitabilityThe right timing is key to successI‘ve been lucky throughout my career that people have trusted me to execute and to be able to think independently Entrepreneurship is toughAll the things that we have been seeing in sci-fi movies are going to be a part of our real world soonI learned more in that year and a half than I did at all my courses at MITYou need to be very careful looking at your legal documentsWe did all the mistakes you could do as a venture-backed entrepreneurMr. Graylin (汪丛青) is the China President at HTC leading all aspects of HTC's business in the region (Vive/VR, phone, Viveport content platform, partnerships and investments) and the company’s XR Suite Business globally. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the Industry of Virtual Reality Alliance (IVRA.com) with 300+ company members, President of the $18B Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (VRVCA.com) and oversees the Vive X VR Accelerators (VIVEX.co) in Beijing, Shenzhen and Tel Aviv. Mr. Graylin is a sought-after speaker and thought leader in the areas of VR/AR, AI, Entrepreneurship, and doing business in China by events and media globally.🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape. Supported by Startups Gear, a one-click application tool for startups, and TECOM Conf, China's first tech and entrepreneur communities conference.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa and more.
Natalie Lowe, Managing Partner at The Orangeblowfish, Creative, Branding, China, Selfbranding, Phygital
Jan 7 2022
Natalie Lowe, Managing Partner at The Orangeblowfish, Creative, Branding, China, Selfbranding, Phygital
Natalie Lowe, Managing Partner at The Orangeblowfish, Creative, Branding, China, Selfbranding, Phygitalyou can't have everything now, you can’t be everything nowpersonal branding helps you to better understand what your core values areCOVID was an enabler of China moving forward with from admiring Western brands right up to incorporating a lot of Chinese culture and design into their creative campaigns that just speak to local audiencesthe new term "phygital" how do you get people into physical spacesdoes your brand resonate with your client's values?never lose sight of why you did this in a first placeNatalie Lowe, the Managing Partner at The Orangeblowfish, is a woman who wears many hats. She is an entrepreneur, a mother of 2 beautiful children; a wife; and an active volunteer in the global business community.🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape. Supported by Startups Gear, a one-click application tool for startups, and TECOM Conf, China's first tech and entrepreneur communities conference.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa and more.
Minesh Pore, Co-Founder & CEO at BuyHive, Global Sourcing, Procurement, International Trade
Dec 21 2021
Minesh Pore, Co-Founder & CEO at BuyHive, Global Sourcing, Procurement, International Trade
If you are not creating anything you are wasting timeChina is irreplaceable The only thing I knew was China was growing and there were opportunitiesI was cutting 70% of the staff without really having reasons to do itWe are adding trust and transparency to the sourcing worldMinesh Pore, Co-Founder & CEO at BuyHive, is a highly regarded global trade expert with over 20 years of experience leading multinational organizations in intrapreneurship, corporate transformation, business development, and strategic planning.🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape. Supported by Startups Gear, a one-click application tool for startups, and TECOM Conf, China's first tech and entrepreneur communities conference.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa and more.
Nayoung Chung, Founder at STIA China, Senior Care Industry Competence Builder
Oct 12 2021
Nayoung Chung, Founder at STIA China, Senior Care Industry Competence Builder
There are 264 m of people over 60 years old in China and it is going to reach half a billion by 2050There will be not enough young people to taker care of seniorsMost of the initiatives were geared towards the real estate The culture of service did not really existChinese investors are hesitant to invest in foreign-owned startups without a strong Chinese teamNayoung Chung, the founder at STIA China, is a senior care industry competence builder. She is an entrepreneur with a track record. Nayoung has a professional and entrepreneurial background from S.Korea, the USA, Norway, Singapore, and since January 2014, based in Shanghai, China.🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa and more.
Barbara Ex, Founder & CEO of WhiteSpace, On-Demand Collaboration Space, Space as a Service, PropTech, Future of Work
Oct 1 2021
Barbara Ex, Founder & CEO of WhiteSpace, On-Demand Collaboration Space, Space as a Service, PropTech, Future of Work
Nobody can be part of a startup and then have another startup as a side hustleWhiteSpace is a "collaboration" spaceThere is just an inherent drive to need to be face to face with other human beingsNike "swoosh" recoveryI want to add tech that really adds value to the customer experienceThe willingness to try things and fail at them If it does not have Starbucks in the lobby it's not really a professional office building Barbara Ex, Founder and CEO of WhiteSpace, the world’s first on-demand collaboration space provider. A lifelong interest in the application of cutting-edge technology to open up new markets, enable strategy and transform existing business models. In China since 2005, fluent in Mandarin Chinese.🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa and more.
Richard Brubaker, Founder & Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Sustainability, Innovation, Leadership, Entrepreneurship
Sep 20 2021
Richard Brubaker, Founder & Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Sustainability, Innovation, Leadership, Entrepreneurship
The process is the key to getting a lot of things doneMy mission is to save the worldShut up and do somethingProblems are real in China If you can make the entire market smarter you are going to get a much larger pie that you can all work off ofDriven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 20 years in Asia working to engage, inspire and equip those around him to take their first step.Currently, as the Managing Director of Collective Responsibility, Executive Volunteer of HandsOn China, and an Adjunct Professor of Sustainability and Social Innovation at Southern Methodist University, Richard is focused on building platforms that promote long term organizational capacity to address the economic, environmental and social hurdles that China faces as the country’s economic growth accelerates.🚗 In China Between Meetings is a series of on-the-go interviews in which we discuss innovation, technology and entrepreneurship at the speed of China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs and corporate innovators. We catch them between meetings. In a car ride across town, they share inspiring stores, personal experiences, industry insights and practical advice on how to scale your way to success in China and beyond. This podcast is brought to you by the team of weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth, dedicated to supporting local and international teams as they navigate China’s dynamic business landscape.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Please follow our Linkedin page Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on WeChat Channel, YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, TuneIn + Alexa and more.
Eddie Tsai, Co-Founder at Human Things, Genki Gadgets, 3 Kickstarter Campaigns, USD 4 Million
Aug 16 2021
Eddie Tsai, Co-Founder at Human Things, Genki Gadgets, 3 Kickstarter Campaigns, USD 4 Million
Asia countries are more competitive, people work much later hoursFung Group has one of the best connections with academiaIt is crazy how many business leaders do not even know what their customers wantGaming is a hard industryManufacturing is always the toughest partWe were on the chain working literally with factory workersEddie Tsai is focused on designing and launching innovative products and experiences that are compelling for the masses. Eddie earned his MBA from INSEAD in Paris and Singapore where he was President of the INSEAD Entrepreneurship Club. He earned his BA in International Studies with a minor in Management and Digital Art from the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, he spent a year as an exchange student at the National University of Singapore focused on Asia Business.Having lived, worked, and studied in America, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, and Singapore, his international experience provides him a unique perspective on business problems. He continues to stretch his boundaries by exploring new technologies and thinking deeply about implementing new business models and offerings.In 2018, Eddie co-founded a startup Human Things to focus on launching fun projects on crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter. Their first project became the 4th most funded gaming hardware project behind Oculus Rift and Ouya and raised over $1M in pre-orders last year.Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on YouTube and WeChat Channel.
Chen Zhang, Founder & CEO at CowTransfer, the Fastest File Transfer Service in China
Jul 26 2021
Chen Zhang, Founder & CEO at CowTransfer, the Fastest File Transfer Service in China
I had to leave a keyboard and go out to look for investment, people, and resourcesI was a pure tech nerdSecurity is the biggest challengeIf we keep going like this we will be shut down againPicking the right co-founder is really really importantIn the future, digital assets will be more and more importantVideo production will be booming13 years of experience with anything you can throw at software development. Grew up building back-end solutions and solving data issues or any other issues you can think of, mainly focus on backend solutions (Java, Python, and more), IOS development including native (Swift, Objc) and html5 app, also focused on architecture and design patterns aiming at writing better quality codes. Experienced in security, data transaction strategy as well as refactoring.Right now Chen Zhang is the CEO of CowTransfer cowtransfer.com, it was founded in 2018, and it is the most efficient way to share large files online.A series of video interviews where we talk about innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. This podcast is brought to you by weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth helping local and international teams succeed in China. Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on YouTube and WeChat Channel.
Eric Oetting: funder and CEO at Planet O. Planet One is location-based entertainment, high tech eSports, and XR experiences.
Jul 6 2021
Eric Oetting: funder and CEO at Planet O. Planet One is location-based entertainment, high tech eSports, and XR experiences.
Real Estate developers were changing rapidly because they are all in such pain, that they would cut the entire executive boardDeals with NetEase and Formula One were both signed during the coronavirus outbreakI see it as the future of spaces, especially new retailIn China copies come really quick you gotta move fastWe are in that value chain to supply people that want to copy usEric Oetting, founder and CEO of Planet O is a seasoned serial entrepreneur and market entry expert with futuristic insights into the next generation of eSports and location-based entertainment. Since first coming to China in 2005, Eric has been focused on the high-growth sector of China’s consumer-based industries.Founded in 2016, Planet O is a pioneering new-age entertainment company dedicated to location-based entertainment, high tech eSports, and XR experiences. The flagship hub – PLANET ONE, a joint-venture between Planet O and NetEase Games VR, was opened in Shanghai on June 5th, with plans for continued expansion across China.  A series of video interviews where we talk about innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship in China. Our guests are industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and corporate innovators. This podcast is brought to you by weHustle, a Shanghai-based platform for innovation and growth helping local and international teams succeed in China. Follow the host Marian Danko on LinkedIn.Subscribe to the podcast via other services to be notified when a new episode is released. We are on YouTube and WeChat Channel.