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Industrialists co-creating with startups is one of the best ways to achieve Product-Market Fit and Scale-Up. Chairman of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries FHKI Dr. Daniel Yip, Chairman and Vice-Chairman of FHKI Hong Kong Startup Council, Jason Chiu and Bryant Chan, and I, shared our experience on this key collaboration in the Digital Economy on Orient Daily 東方日報。https://lnkd.in/gp7B-RS

Also, learn more about this from our 3rd STARS Programme DemoFest https://lnkd.in/gBmvkRp

The 4th STARS Programme on FoodTech is open for application.

“STARTUP X Food Tech Industry” Application Deadline: 19 June 2020

Don’t miss the opportunity.

https://lnkd.in/gkNynCm

 

Vote for your favourite startups in the 3rd STARS Programme jointly empowered by FHKI Hong Kong Startup Council and HSBC Business Banking.

3 categories for you to vote for:

  1. The Best Pitcher
  2. The Investors’ Favourite
  3. The Top Innovator

Visit this DemoFest app https://lnkd.in/gBmvkRp to find out more about these stars and vote before Jun 8, 2020. More info here https://lnkd.in/gNeMgxd

You can also watch video there to learn from Dr. Daniel Yip, FHKI Chairman, industry leaders and evangelists about the tech and innovation impact on toys and electronics industry, Reindustrialization Industry 4.0 as well as experience and recommendations on how SMEs and startups to deal with the Covid19 and the opportunities and challenges in the PostCovid19 era.

Thank you to all key contributors and many others in FHKI and the ecosystems including Daniel Yip, Gordon Lo, Jason Chiu, Bryant Chan, Daniel Chan, Jaff Lau and Ada LAM

More STAR cohorts for other major industries are coming. As a member of the FHKI Startup Council Excom, I will continually collaborate with our teammates to empower more value cocreation across Industrialists x Bankers x Entrepreneurs.

Industrialists, Bankers, Retailers & Entrepreneurs joined hands to share how to deal with and bounce back from the Coronavirus / Covid19. I joined 2 online forums as panel speakers today with the same theme i.e. how to bound back from the downturn due to the Pandemic. The 1st one focused on retailers while the 2nd one was on industrialists, startups & entrepreneurs.

I had a fruitful discussion with Chow Tai Fook’s Kent Wong & Quentin Wong and HKMA’s Dr. Victor Lee on the impact of AI, Platform, Gamification and more on the retail industry.  I also learned a lot from YaTa’s Susanna Wong, Fortress’ Clarice Au, and HKRMA’s Mary Suen.  Susanna made a great point. She said, “2 things that we must invest”.  1st is engagement with colleagues & 2nd is technology.  These investments were well justified & paid off as it helped them overcome this challenging period. The 3 leaders also shared about the unprecedented challenges on Logistics, Agility, Staff Skills, Customer Expectation & how to deal with them.  Excellent sharing.

I also had an insightful exchange with FHKI’s Dr. Daniel Yip, Startup Council’s Jason Chiu & Bryant Chan, and HSBC’s Daniel Chan on opportunities & challenges for startups & opportunities in HK, GBA, SEA & Reindustrialization. Stay tuned for the upcoming DemoFest.

Part 2 of #FHKI × #HSBC STARS Programme: 12 elite entrepreneurs shined on the demo day of our #FHKI × #HSBC STARS Programme in front of a number of  influential and experienced #toys and #electronics manufacturers.   We have carefully selected these start-ups through several rounds of assessment and prepared them for the demo day.  Congrats to AGIT FreightAmigo Quikec PowerArena Raspect  ArtroDigital Parami Posify 42Lab BNET-Tech CapLab and iCUBE.

The participating manufacturing leaders from FHKI will help and collaborate with these innovators on #GoToMarket strategy, #Production, #Marketing, #Funding, business connection and matching, etc.  Both sides were highly engaged in the demo and networking sessions.

Thanks again for #HSBC Daniel Chan Jaff Lau and Ada LAM for their support and presence on the demo day.  Daniel also shared how HSBC collaborates with startups to support SMEs.   Appreciate FHKI Bryant Chan Jason Chiu Gordon Lo Idy Cheung for their excellent leadership and execution.  It was my honour as the Principal Mentor of this program and am proud of all the participating startups and FHKI manufacturers.  Enterprise collaboration is the key for start-ups’ success.  Keep it going.

Part 1 of #FHKI × #HSBC STARS Programme can be found here.
https://lnkd.in/f5ui7rG

It is absolutely critical to have leading manufacturers,  financial services institutes &  startups to collaborate together to co-create innovative solutions to solve customers’ pain points & come up with new business models to seize the market opportunities in the Digital Economy. Here is a great example in  Hong Kong.  FHKI Federation of Hong Kong Industries Startup Council partnered with  HSBC has organized a STARS programme to select the best of the best startups to add values to the Toys & Electronics manufacturing industries. https://lnkd.in/fV79SXT Today, we have done the vetting exercise. It was my honour being the Chairman of today’s judging panel & Principal Mentor of the programme. Experienced manufacturers, serial entrepreneurs, financial services leaders & investors were in our panel today. 10+ teams were selected & will proceed to next round for business & investors matching. It is encouraging to see all key stakeholders of the start-up ecosystem working together.  It combines the strength of HK to create synergy & miracles. Look forward to seeing more joint effort there. Special thanks to FHKI & HSBC to make it happen & the great effort from participating startups. Bryant Chan,  Jason Chiu , Gordon Lo , Idy Cheung Jaff Lau,  Ada LAM,  Daniel Chan & more.