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do a startup in China?

A guide by Huei-yu Yeh (Singapore)
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First, Choose the Right team

What is the DNA which works in China? Chinnovation: How Chinese Innovators are Changing the World teaches you how to pick high-powered innovative teams in China and how to avoid the pitfalls.


Second, Find smart funding

Find the right allies and 'smart money' The Way of the VC: Having Top Venture Capitalists on Your Board teaches you why, how, where to raise funds and find top angels and venture capitalists to sit on your board. Mastering the VC Game: A Venture Capital Insider Reveals How to Get from Start-up to IPO on Your Terms. Build your network by Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time. Find Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter and be Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd


Third, Pick your Business Model

Is your business model suitable for China? Do not make the same mistakes as Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India Are Reshaping Their Futures—and Yours. Compared to their western counterparts, Chinese entrepreneurs are laser-focused on revenues. Check out Dragons at Your Door: How Chinese Cost Innovation Is Disrupting Global Competition to out-strategise your competitors.



Fourth, Move fast

Chinese entrepreneurs move fast. Rapid also refers to the rapid prototyping process, where Chinese innovators are lauded for engaging with customers closely to iteratively develop products and sales process rapidly. Avoid pitfalls Inside Chinese Business: A Guide for Managers Worldwide


Fifth, Know your customer's requirements

Requirements. Requirements are whatever the customers say it is. Chinese innovators are highly localized and sensitive to the needs of their customers as they pay close attention to people who are struggling with existing solutions in China. Learn from Billion-Dollar Lessons: What You Can Learn from the Most Inexcusable Business Failures of the Last 25 Years

Chinnovation - How Chinese Innovation is going to Change the World (www.chinnovate.com) is forthcoming by John Wiley and Sons in Feb 2011.

Huei Yu and Yinglan are graduates of the Stanford Management Science and Engineering Department. Yinglan (www.wayofthevc.com) is a Kauffman Fellow, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Nanyang Business School, as well as an internationally published author of The Way Of the VC: Having Top Venture Capitalists On Your Board (Wiley, 2010).

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Third, Pick your Business Model
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