The Tech in Asia Tour Comes to Hong Kong on 10 March 2015

Tech in Asia goes to Hong Kong

Just a quick reminder that you have 1 day left to submit your pitch to join the Tech in Asia Pitch Day on March 10.

This is a great deal for Hong Kong startups, as the winner gets flown in and put up in Singapore during Tech In Asia Singapore 2015 (formerly known as Startup Asia Singapore 2015) and Hong Kong startups Lots of Buttons and Bindo won the past two years so lets keep the winning streak going by taking the grand prize 3 years in a row against all the other startup communities in Asia!

Register here!

DBS is Bringing Their Hackathon to Hong Kong this March – All Participants will be Paid!

DBS Hackathon

UPDATE: An info session will be held at Garage Society this Friday 13th Feb

On March 4 to 6 of this year, DBS will be bringing DBS Hackathons to Hong Kong for the first time. After last year’s undoubted success in Singapore, the DBS Hackathons are back – bigger, better and with more gateways to success for the participants.

This time, the organisers – DBS Bank along with innovation and data-challenge organiser, Ideatory – have issued a simple yet emphatic call to mobile solution app developers wanting a chance to make inroads into the bustling fintech scene: come take part and MAKE IT BIG!

This year’s Hackathons will take place in Singapore (Feb 25 to 27) and Hong Kong (March 4 to 6), before the Megahackathon back in Singapore from March 25 to 27. Why “mega”? Because it will be done at a scale larger than all the preceding hackathons.

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Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda Acquires Hong Kong Food Delivery Startup Koziness


In what seems like a whole bunch of eating going on – just last June we saw Koziness acquire an old-school food delivery platform Dial-a-Dinner (see Online Food Ordering and Delivery Platform Koziness Concepts Acquires Hong Kong Competitors) and now they themselves have been acquired by Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda.

We sat down with Koziness’ founder Gary To to quiz him on the recent acquisition (see Foodpanda acquires competitors in 7 Asian markets) and find out what happens to the food delivery network he built now.

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