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China-axlr8r: prepping companies for Demo day

It’s been a great Saturday here in Dalian with the Chinaccelerator team. This morning we watched every team practice their pitch.


I’ve spent this afternoon with all the startups, helping them polish their presentations.

I’ll share some more thoughts about the startups after the demo day on Wednesday, but all of these teams are bright, sharp, dedicated and driven and I’m honored to take part.

Gulf of Mexico vs. Dalian

BP Oil rig Deepwater Horizon, which sounds a lot like a Bruce Willis movie co-starring Samuel EL Jackson, explodes and catches fire April 20th, 2010.

Boston.com BP Oil Spill photos
Boston.com BP Oil Spill photos

April 20th, 2010. As of this post, there is a response website, and some sort of prayer of a cap on the well. Tons of evil sounding damage control tactics have been snagged (or rumored); opportunistic punchlines have been produced. My favorite American city I’ve never visited, which was already so beaten & smacked around it is starring in a TV series about how downtrodden it is, has been smacked down again (plus hundreds of surrounding communities of humans, birds, fish, mammals and reptiles).

China, was a bit, well, shocked at the apathy of the governments and executives involved. Yacht races? 真的吗?Really? There was even funny satire about how China might cope with something similar. Here’s the audio version.

Boston.com Dalian Oil Spill photos

Well, BOOM.

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