Hong Kong’s Betatron Launches Cohort 3 With Ten Startups

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On Thursday 10th May, Betatron held a launch event to introduce the ten new startups in cohort 3. The event was held at naked Hub (Bonham Circus, 40-44 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong).

Programme Director, Erika Cheung, also provided an update on the traction from cohort’s 1 and 2. The four startups in cohort 1 have raised US$1.2M while the seven startups in cohort 2 have raised a collective US$2.7M to date, with several of the startups still in the fundraising process.

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Apply Now for ‘Runway to RISE’ and Represent Hong Kong at RISE 2018

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As you know, RISE – the leading technology innovation conference in Asia returns this July 9-12, 2018 at the HKCEC.

This year early stage pre-seed startups can apply to Runway to RISE which visits 8 cities this year with a winner from each city coming to RISE to compete for BREAKTHROUGH startup of the year and getting ALPHA stands and a chance to exhibit at Web Summit in November.

Hong Kong’s edition will be held June 21st at the HSBC offices in Central. To apply visit www.riseconf.com/runway.

Hong Kong Trade Development Council Incubator Opens Applications To Startups

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Do you run a startup under five years old with less than US$10 million in funding?

If so, you could be eligible for a new programme launched by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong businesses.

“Start-up Express is our new initiative to connect entrepreneurs with potential partners and investors, and help them expand businesses in the global market through a wide range of programmes,” says Raymond Yip, acting executive director of HKTDC, in a statement.

A total of 40 startups will be invited to a closed-door pitching session, with 20 finalists selected to attend a public pitching contest at the HKTDC Entrepreneur Day event on 18 May. The top 10 will be invited to join the Start-up Express programme.

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