E Club meets at Creativestar

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

E Club members met at Creativestar Solutions, Inc. offices in Waltham on November 1, 2014. Co-founders Steven Gao and Dan Xiao told their startup story. From the beginning, it was “love at first sight” and their matchmaker was none other than E Club member Geoffrey Xiao! Steven has 20+ years experience building businesses in various countries and Dan has been a technology executive experienced in multinational business development working at Yellowbook and Verizon Business. Together, they started Creativestar, an incubator focused on building businesses that bridge the cultural and regional gaps in the global market.

Dan showed us two examples of startups that came out of Creativestar. Oniix helps mobile gaming studios to enter the Chinese market by providing in-depth localization (not just simple translation), integration, monetization and IP protection services. Elixure offers marketing services to US businesses that target Chinese tourists and business travelers.

At the meetup, members also shared the latest developments in their businesses. This led to discussions about challenges in exporting technology products and having factories/offices in China due to U.S. security measures, memberships with the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Innovation Center at Framingham State University, and participating in the career fair at NECINA’s upcoming Career Conference.

The meetup ended with a discussion about starting an online bookclub and Dan has already got the website setup. Looks like E Club is getting on to a whole new level of knowledge sharing!

Are you a technology entrepreneur? Whether your business is big or small, just started, fairly established, sold or already or defunct, you will find good company in NECINA Entrepreneur Club. We are a community of technology entrepreneurs that meets regularly to share ideas and experience, brainstorm on business challenges, and learn from successful entrepreneurs. Welcome to join the Club if you are or have been a founder or CXO of a technology company. Please send e-mail to Eclub@necina.org with your contact info and business website address.