Jonathan Jenkins: No Matter Where You Startup, Challenges Are The Same

December 23, 2014

7:00 am

Jonathan Jenkins’ background in business was rooted primarily in Asia when he started his company, OrderWithMe, in 2011. It was focused on helping independent small business owners compete against big box retailers, and they saw incredible traction in only a few short years.

But then his business started taking off stateside, and Jenkins realized he needed to move back to the US to grow the business on that side of the ocean. As fate would have it, he and his team were going to relocate to San Francisco, but then Jenkins saw Downtown Las Vegas.

He spent a few days in the city, touring the startup culture and talking with prominent entrepreneurs like our very own Frank Gruber – full disclosure, they were both in attendance at a llama parade. It was so captivating an experience that Jenkins decided Vegas was where they would set up shop instead of the Bay Area.

As an entrepreneur, there are going to be challenges no matter where you start up. What China helped Jenkins realize was that building a company is heavily dependent on building relationships with customers, team members, and investors.

We were thrilled to be joined by Jenkins at our recent Tech Cocktail Sessions event where he spoke with Gruber about balancing life between different worlds and cultures.

Here’s the video:

Check out other recent articles about Jenkins and Order With Me:

Order With Me Raises $28 Million in additional financing.

Jonathan Jenkins creates Zappos Pop-Up Shop Powered by ShopWithMe.


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Will is a Senior Writer with Tech.Co, based out of America's Finest City: San Diego. He covers all territory West of the Mississippi river, digging deep for awesome local entrepreneurs, companies, and ideas. He's the resident Android junkie and will be happy to tell you why you should switch to the OS. When he's off the clock, Will focuses his literary talent on the art of creative writing...or you might find him surfing in Ocean Beach. Follow Will on Twitter @WJS1988

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