24 May 2017: Startup Grind Beijing

Start Up Grind May2017


Startup Grind is a global community that aims at helping entrepreneurs to find mentorship, connect to partners, pursue funding and reach out to like-minded people to exchange ideas and visions. As the largest independent startup community, it connects over 400,000 entrepreneurs in more than 200 cities throughout 85 countries together with strong partners such as Google for Entrepreneurs.


The default setting for a startup is failure and even if it goes well, often times the biggest battle for an entrepreneur is not competition or market forces or even managing staff or investors. The biggest battle can be the one raging inside the entrepreneur’s head. A startup necessarily is doing something that hasn’t been done before and oftentimes by a person who hasn’t ever done anything like it before. After the ideation phase, after the excitement of recruiting the team, after the rush of convincing investors to write that check and after the initial spike in traffic FUD can start to settle in. Fear. Uncertainty. Doubt.



Richard robinson

Richard Robinson


Richard Robinson is a serial tech entrepreneur and executive, working in China since 1996. He has served as a senior executive at three companies from pre-IPO through to their public listings then went on to found five companies of which three have exited to publicly listed firms. Richard is an Adjunct Professor at Peking University’s Guanghua MBA program teaching Entrepreneurship in China. Active as a startup advisor, mentor, and angel, Richard is a mentor at 500 Startups, Chinaccelerator and HAX. He frequently speaks at tech conferences globally, including serving as master of ceremonies at TechCrunch Beijing, Web Summit Lisbon and Dublin, GMIC Beijing and Silicon Valley, and Startup Asia Singapore and Jakarta. Richard earned an MBA from RSM at Erasmus University in The Netherlands, studied at Cambridge University in the U.K., and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California. A perpetual student of Mandarin Chinese, lovely entrepreneur wife, Richard also has three little guys Made in China.





When: Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Time 6 pm

梦想加朝外MEN| MyDreamPlus Co-working Space


朝阳门外大街26号朝外MEN写字中心B座3层 – 附近地铁站:2/6号线朝阳门站A口出


Chaowai Men Center Tower B, 3rd Floor, No. 26 Chaoyangmenwai Street

Nearest Metro Station: Line 2/6: Chaoyangmen Exit A