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.
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.
Hong Kong Startup 2.0 – Building Hong Kong to be a Global Innovation Hub
“Hong Kong has entered Startup 2.0. In Startup 1.0, we focused on quantity. Four years ago, we did not have a large number of startups but now we do. In Startup 2.0, we aim at quality. Our goal is to cultivate high-quality startups, bridge them with large and small enterprises for a win-win collaboration, and get adequate funding or ‘Smart Money’ for the startups to scale up in terms of technologies and market coverage, ” says Prof. Charm
Digital Transformation for SME is very critical for small to medium-sized companies in Hong Kong and many cities in Asia to operate, compete and survive in the ever-changing digital world. Christine Lam from Metro Radio & I have been doing a series of chats with innovative start-ups and large companies in Hong Kong to tap into their minds and how they help SME to transform digitally. You can listen to the program 智識做老闆 from this link: https://lnkd.in/fvCkxmT
Jul 27 HSBC Daniel Chan Support SME Digitalization
Jul 20 Backers Damien Ng Match innovators with retailers
Jul 13 Raspect Harris Sun Use AI to inspect buildings & roads
Jul 6 Quikec Peter Li Use AI to do QA & QC for manufacturing
Jun 29 LivelyImpact Ivan Ng Leverage BigData to do smart advertising
Jun 22 theAnswr Edmund Lee Democratize Big Data Analytics to the mass
Jun 15 Posify Gary Lam Make online & offline O2O retailers to do business easier
Jun 8 CryptoBlk Duncan Wong Apply blockchain in the real world
Jun 1 OpenCertHub Dr. CHARM Toa Build startups ecosystem Certify Big Data & AI talents
Let me know if you would like to know more how Digital Innovation can empower your businesses & operations. Thanks Christine Lam & all of guests to share their valuable experiences with us.
The Talents Development Committee of Macau SAR Government to gather overseas Macao’s talents back to Macao to share their experience with the Monetary Authority of Macau, Macau Productivity and Technology Transfer Centre, University of Macau, Macao Young Entrepreneur Incubation Centre, etc. 為促進本澳行業發展、加強專業人員之間的交流，人才發展委員會日前邀請八位居港傑出澳門人士回澳參訪，按其專業所長分別安排前往不同職能的公共部門、高等院校與機構進行交流，並與參訪單位負責人交換專業意見。Macao-native international talents on FinTech, Chinese Medicine, and Entrepreneurship were included in this time. Macao press on the visit
It was my honour to be a part of it and shared my experience on innovation and technology industry, in particular, FinTech, AI, IoT, SmartCity, Entrepreneurship, Startup with senior government officials, corporate executives and academia. It was a fruitful trip to learn how Macao plans to strengthen their business link with Portuguese speaking countries like Portugal Brazil and position themselves in the Greater Bay Area. Also, how they plan to do more on Entrepreneurship and Smart City. With the new Chief Executive on board in 2020 plus the gambling license renewal of the 6 casinos in 2022, Macao will have a great chance to transform and flourish. If you would like to collaborate with Macao, please let me know.
With every new day, we are inching towards an AI-first world, and this is a great time for tech startups to make their mark. As we all know AI and robots are the way to the future, a number of the Venture Capital firms and tech investors are having a bird’s eye view of the tech industry for all the novel ideas that you can turn into reality. So, DREAM BIG, ACT NOW – is the new motto.
READ MORE: https://www.cloudways.com/blog/best-startups-watch-out/
Lessons learned from 8 Unicorns from Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Unicorns from Hong Kong Klook Sensetime TNG Welab and Unicorns from Shenzhen 柔宇 優必選 百迈 微物联 were sharing their Road to Unicorn “成獸之路” last week in Cyberport Hong Kong. Thanks for HKITJC 深港科技社团联盟 to organize it. Some key takeaways from these top start-ups: 1. Have a great vision and build that from inside to outside 2. Attract talents and be able to keep them 3. Able to overcome major challenges like running out of cash but hang on to continue (many of them faced this in their journey) 4. B2B is important as it’s not just for win-win for business but co-creating a much better customer experience to customers 5. Young talents may not be ready to be an entrepreneur but they may like to join a promising start-ups. Inspire them.and have them to join you. More… Thanks to Alex Kong (江庆恩) Tat Lee David Liu Sensetime 尚海龍
對上班一族而言，午餐選擇永遠是個煩惱，而除了到餐廳排長龍，或者自己帶飯之外，訂飯送餐也是個選擇。初創訂餐平台 Plum Food 就應運而生，為上班族帶來更多的跨區選擇。
READ MORE: https://unwire.pro/2018/10/26/plum-food/executive-interview/
#HKTDC #Startup #EntrepreneurDay #Cyberport Another great Entrepreneur Day was held in Hong Kong yesterday. Thousands of start-ups, investors, incubators, accelerators, professional services and many other stakeholders of Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem. I was pleased to share about HK FinTech Ecosystem with the audiences. The start-ups ecosystem in Hong Kong is booming. If you haven’t been a part of it, you had better to engage with it soon.
The key part in the show was the Pitchathon. Top start-ups were pitching there and 10 was selected as winners for great prizes and connected with top investors. Congrats to #Mamahelpers #LeckerandLabs #Farseer and other winners and participating teams.
Thanks for HKTDC to organize this. It was the best one so far. Keep it going.