Business week in Seattle: Techstars

On the last day of the SFU-GEM Business week, we went to the North of Seattle to
visit an accelerator called « Techstars ». If this name sounds quite familiar to you this must be because it is the one that supported UBER in its early development. The company is located at the top of the stairs, overlooking the area between the University District and the bay, and is located on the second floor of 1100 NE Campus Parkway. Continue reading

Business Week in New York : FreshPlanet

On February 21st, 2017, we had the pleasure of meeting Mathieu Nouzareth, the French CEO of Freshplanet. Mathieu is a serial web entrepreneur who studied at Grenoble École de Management. He created his first three startups in 1995, at the beginning of the Internet age. In 1997, his business experienced a strong takeoff. For this reason, he decided to sell his business in 1999. Mathieu explained us that his goal was to create a company not necessary to make it last for a long time but mainly to sell it at the right moment. Continue reading

Museum & gold Vault Tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Museum & Gold Vault tour of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York is not the most famous activity to do in New York, such as the Statue of Liberty or the MOMA for instance, but it is really worth it! We heard about this activity when we went on our Financial District tours with Pace University.  We were very curious to enter the Fed’s building and to see gold vaults. Continue reading

Mobile phone in China


You probably noticed that Chinese people spend more time on their cellphones than French people do. When you arrive in China you understand why QR codes are tagged everywhere in China (restaurants, supermarkets etc). Indeed, mobile phones are used for many more things than in France. You may think China is late concerning Internet connection, but it is not for mobile use. The mobile phone is used to open a bank account, to pay merchants, to charge your electricity card, to rent bikes, to receive tickets for parties etc. Convenient, right? However, getting a SIM card can be difficult if Continue reading

Night Life in Beijing


If you are planning to take the Transcontinental Track in Beijing you cannot fail to think about the nightlife.

Where will I go out? What types of parties do they organize? 
Will I be able to find nightclubs for my student budget?

We will try our best to help you figure it out with you. The truth is: in China you will definitely find something you like, and you will definitely have fun!

There are two main areas within Beijing where you can go out depending on what you are planning to do.

The first one and most well-known: Sanlitun.

It is not so far from the dormitory and you can go there by subway when they are still open (before 11 pm). The station is Tuanjiahu or Dongsishitiao depending on where you want to go. Or you can also get there by taxi (usually 40-50 yuan/5-7 € a ride). It is great if you want to meet lots of Continue reading