october, 2015

thu29oct18:0020:00Swecham Shanghai: Meet the Serial Entrepreneur Josh Gardner18:00 - 20:00 GMT +8 Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai, 500 Wei Hai Road, Shanghai, 200041, China Event Organized By: Swedish Chamber of Commerce Shanghai Country:ChinaCity:Shanghai


Event Details

Three failures. Three successes. Two continents. Was it dumb luck? Was each opportunity equal in size or duration? What made some succeed? What made some fail? Can a new business make it in the face of tough competition or tightening market conditions?

The serial entrepreneur Josh Gardner will share his stories on building businesses.
What I’ve learned in 16 years as founder of 6 firms…in and out of China.

In this candid expose, entrepreneur Josh Gardner tells us why he started his first company in 1999, missing elements in early success (and subsequent failure) in 2001, what he did right in 2006, the key to rapid growth (and why he would never, ever finance a company that way again), why he lost control of his first real success, how he avoided financial ruin during the 2009 crash, rebirth in the Shanghai business community and his personal playbook for launching businesses, creating passive income and living the life of your dreams.

About the Speaker: Josh Gardner

Josh is CEO of Kung Fu Data, a data analytics and optimization firm with a unique lens into success in China’s largest ecommerce platform. Fluent Mandarin speaker and serial entrepreneur, Josh has founded six businesses since graduating Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Anthropology from Boston University in 1997.
He is a 9-year member of Entrepreneurs Organization, acting Forum Chair and President-elect of the Shanghai chapter, ambassador for the Global Retail Insights Network, featured keynote and expert at China Connect, AdTech, NZTE, CCBC, US ATO, LVMH, SBR, Thompson Reuters and Campaign.
Josh is tenaciously objective in his approach to ecommerce in China and spends his days helping consumer brands run successful flagship stores. He currently lives in Shanghai with his lovely wife Kate, a school psychologist and learning support lead at Shanghai American School, and their two children, 9-year old Bennett and 5-year old Elena.


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(Thursday) 18:00 - 20:00 GMT +8


Four Seasons Hotel Shanghai

500 Wei Hai Road, Shanghai, 200041, China


Swedish Chamber of Commerce Shanghai16F, Venturetech Plaza, 819 West Nanjing Road, Shanghai, 200041