Jef Lippiatt
Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown

How did you make connections for the new venture?

How did you go about making contacts at all the exciting Asian startup cities? I'm guessing it took some time to build up report? Any lessons learned you can share about the experience?

Top voted answer
Jason Lim

Jason Lim at Asia Recon

I made most of my contacts when I lived in Beijing and was very active in the startup community. Since I was a tech blogger, I naturally had to meet people and keep on the pulse of all the trends. I attended a lot of conferences, events and ran some myself. The community is strong and you always see the same people, so over time its easy to build up a good relationship with them. This happened over a few years.

Lessons learned:

  • Get out there and start talking and meeting people
  • Don't be too eager and bother people (some people in Asia just want to get your card and walk off)
  • Be prepared to offer help where you can, it will come back to you

Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

Thanks, that reflects some of my current experiences locally.