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Acheev.it: we help sales people sell

Written on March 11, 2012, by inside iW Projects, Participants, Startups

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Nicky Szmala and Mike Daugherty met at iWeekend 2010, in Beijing.  Over the course of the iWeekend event Nicky and Mike worked on a project idea to meet the needs of traveling expats and their belongings.  While the iWeekend project quickly hit a dead end, they continued to stay in touch and now more than 15 months later they are working Continue reading…

Rent.ly: improving the Real Estate market

Written on April 16, 2011, by inside Startups

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Jason's idea to help renters and landlords connect is for now nicknamed rent.ly, aims to solve problems we renters face when looking for an apartment. In big Chinese cities this is an issue, as rent prices go up every year and real estate agents charge steep fees. Certainly something I would use! Great minds are working on the idea. Brad Continue reading…

CouchSurfing goes Chinese

Written on April 16, 2011, by inside Startups

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I have the great honor to follow one of the four teams of iWeekend 2011: currently going under the working name Chinese CouchSurfing. 李强 and his team are currently starting to develop the business plan of this new project. From left to right: 李强 James, Niu Yazhen, Cui Zheng, Virginia and Anna. I'm doing my best to follow the intense Continue reading…