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Startups with China

Ideas and Execution Plans

About the Book

Hi there, welcome to my Ideas Library!

I have always been a guy who is full of innovative ideas. Before I started my current full-time job at Citic Securities, I was a serial-practitioner in entrepreneurship in college. Most failed, but I did manage to succeed twice. After I reverse-engineered my failure, I realized that the ability to write code and have an all-round team are two vital determinants to be a successful tech entrepreneur. So I decided to self-teach myself to be a programmer while finding partners with complementary skills.

One day, while I was refactoring a for-loop by list comprehension in Python, I suddenly realized it is almost impossible for me to execute all the ideas. Maybe I should just make them open-sourced, so that people with same vision but better skillsets could execute my ideas and increase the overall utility of our world. Then I turned my Ideas Library Trello board public visible and started a column called Startup Ideas on Zhihu, mainly for Chinese entrepreneurs. From then on, I could just be amazed by how eager people want to start their business but needed ideas support.

Now I decide to help non-Chinese entrepreneurs to enter the biggest consumer market in the world, with ideas from this book. Starting a business is by no mean a easy job, not to mention in a country where culture is totally different (sometimes opposite) from the rest of the world. I will try my best to provide a suggested procedure and a prototype for every idea, especially for the initial stage, so that you will have a better confidence of execution. I regard these as the Unique Selling Point of this book. The book is not only a list of ideas, but a wordbook towards actually landing ideas into startups. Because of my limited awareness, I cannot guarantee that all ideas are not being executed yet, so please make sure you do your own research as well.

All ideas are 100% original, and as long as you have purchased, they are free to use. The book will be updated as more ideas flowing to my mind. If you would like to contact with me about ideas, please feel free to submit an issue on GitHub. If you would like to connect with me on LinkedIn for more personalized suggestions and partnership, please use this link. Let us make the world a better place with our initiatives!

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About the Author

Qiao Zhang
Qiao Zhang

I am a growth hacker, a mix of digital marketer, programmer, and data scientist. I love to articulate interesting questions from vision and empathy and solve them through resource optimization. I have genuine interests in humanity and social welfare. I am a faithful advocator (contributor) of human-centered design thinking and open-source softwares.

My previous working (internship) experience involves product design, digital marketing, investment banking/investment management/commercial banking, management consulting, non-profit organization (NGO), and mobile internet. I'm also a serial entrepreneur who has created two successful startups across industries in China and the US and will do more.

In spare time, you may find me work on affiliate marketing, develop MOOCs for Data Camp (数据帮), build machine learning models, hang out with friends, do handicrafts, watch local art exhibitions or play sports.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1 Coding
    • 1. DevStickers in China
    • 2. Coding Live Broadcasting
    • 3. Scrimba in China
    • 4. Code Review On-demand Platform
    • 5. Job Search for Programmers
    • 6. Utils Package Sharing Marketplace
    • 7. Coding Challenges (Codebyte and Leetcode) in China
    • 8. Scaffold Marketplace
    • 9. Coding Concentration Music
    • 10. A Marketplace for Low Value Side Projects
    • 11. Programmer Ranking System
  • Chapter 2 AI and Machine Learning
    • 2. Human Intelligence on Demand
    • 3. AI Web Backend
    • 4. WeChat Bot for Heterosexual Communication
    • 5. AI Auditor for Weibo Fake Followers
    • 6. AI Logo Builder
    • 7. AI Legal Disputer
    • 8. Sharing Economy Auto Filter Machine
    • 9. Commercialisation of Autodraw
    • 10. Taxation Auditor
    • 11. Dress Matching Automation
    • 12. AI for Data Analytics
    • 13. Baby Naming Machine
    • 14. Cover Letter Generator
    • 15. Remote Jobs Recommendation by AI
    • 16. Scholar Paper Reader
  • Chapter 3 Internet of Things
    • 1. Smart Parking Meter
    • 2. Smart Advertisement
    • 3. Commercial Dryer
    • 4. Flirting Glasses
    • 5. Negative-iron Fan
    • 6. Smart Bus Shelter
    • 7. Smart Home

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