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Andrew Chau
Andrew Chau is one half of Boba Guys and Tea People, two food startups in San Francisco. A former blogger for GOOD magazine, Andrew writes about entrepreneurship through the lens of brand marketing, technology, and the lean startup approach. Prior to a career in CPG and corporate marketing, Andrew started and exited his first startup in 2011. He has his MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Entries by Andrew Chau

Chronicles of a Crowdfunding Amateur: Part One

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 5:57 PM

our Kickstarter campaign poster from earlier this year

I never know how to respond when people ask me if they should use Kickstarter to start their business. After all, I've seen just as many Kickstarter failures as I have successes. I also...

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Keep Ya Head Up: How Small Businesses Can Win Against Cyberbullies and Trolls

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2014 | 3:49 PM


I debated writing about this topic for a very long time as the subject matter is highly-sensitive, especially in the food space. However, after writing about this on my startup's blog, I was told it was something the greater...

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A Dream From My Father: Do What You Love

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2014 | 5:06 PM

Family picture. When DWYL started for me.

Two years ago, I wrote a piece on GOOD magazine on sacrifice and pursuing one's passion. It was a heartfelt amendment to the "Do what you love, love what you do" (DWYL) mantra....

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A Business Built by the People

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 1:18 PM

A photo from our first pop-up event.

We owe our business to the online community. If we started Boba Guys in the nineties, we would have had a hard time executing our concept. Before the age of Facebook, Yelp, and Instagram,...

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From Pop-Up to Storefront: Three Lessons From a Pop-Up Store Graduate

(1) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 3:07 PM

A picture of our first store

After a four-months of construction, we opened the doors of the first Boba Guys store in the heart of San Francisco Mission District this past June. To call the project a labor of love would be...

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The Recipe for Starting a Business

(0) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 3:59 PM

Like many food startups here in San Francisco, our food and beverage concept resorted to "pop-up" model to test the marketplace. After a year of living as a transient business, we are now launching our first physical store. This mini "graduation" as we'd like to call it made us reflect...

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