9GAG, GoGoVan and AfterShip Discuss the Challenges of Hiring Developers in Hong Kong

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Let’s be honest – it is not an easy task to hire developers in Hong Kong. If you have tried with different job listing sites (jobsdb, recruit.net, angel.co, WHUB) but still could not be able to hire a fit developer - you’re not alone.

Startups getting funded do not mean they do not face challenges in recruitment. With a shortage of (startup friendly) developers, I have interviewed Alex Wang , VP of engineering at 9GAG, Steven Lam, CEO & Co-Founder at GoGoVan and Teddy Chan, CEO & Co-Founder at AfterShip for their experience of hiring developers in HK.

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StartupsHK Podcast: Norman Cheung of Boxful Talks About Raising Money in Hong Kong and the Future of Logistics Startups

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This is what hopefully will be the first of many podcast interviews by myself with startup founders talking about things important to startups.

I sat down with Norman Cheung, co-founder and CEO of Boxful.com (beautiful site BTW, and done IN HOUSE!) for lunch this week and recorded this 22-minute interview on his recent Series A investment. I learned a lot from Norman who I met in Shanghai last year when he was in another startup, and I’m impressed that he’s done quite a lot with Boxful since January of this year.

The US$6.6 million he raised from non-traditional investors has given me hope for HK’s startup investment scene. Not only did Norman raise from non-VC’s but non-tech companies. This again proves a main talking point of mine that if you want to do a startup in Hong Kong you need to play to its strengths which is finance, logistics, retail/manufacturing/trading and property.

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Why Should I Join AngelHack Hong Kong?

10529374403_5a118fb0ff_b Are you STILL wondering why you should go to AngelHack Hong Kong 2015??! Here a few reasons why you shouldn’t only go, but also bring along your friends! 1. Isn’t AngelHack one of the biggest global hackathon series? NO, it is not one of the biggest, it is THE BIGGEST global hackathon series which spans across more than 80 countries and brings together the best talent in the world! [Read more...]