Startup Veteran Cedric Delzenne Helps Launch Hong Kong Chapter of ‘The Founder Institute’


The Founder Institute, the Silicon Valley-originated entrepreneur training and startup launch program, is coming to Hong Kong!

In addition to General Assembly and Paperclip’s Academy, the Founder Institute is a welcome addition to Hong Kong’s startup educational resources. Through a rigorous four-month program, Founder Institute helps new entrepreneurs “learn by doing” with structured training, expert feedback and support from experienced startup CEOs. And they can do all this without quitting their day jobs.

Some names from the dedicated mentor list include Simon Newstead of Frenzoo, Yat Siu of Outblaze and Joanne Ooi of Plukka. Those interested in applying for the Spring 2014 semester (starting early June) should do so before May 25th but early bird applicants (before May 4th) can be eligible for a variety of scholarships.

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The Hive’s Constant Tedder Announces Thailand Expansion and Talks About Co-Work Spaces in Hong Kong


The Hive has been busy expanding their co-work space empire. In the same month as their Kennedy Town expansion, The Hive opened up another location in Sai Kung – catering to the freelancer community.

After talking with founder Constant Tedder, we discovered that South East Asia is the latest on The Hive’s agenda – with Thailand as its first stop. “Bangkok should be opening on May the 20th, and my intention is to look into Singapore, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei and possibly Shanghai,” reveals Constant. “We want to create a network of co-working spaces across Asia where our members will travel to.”

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Silicon Dragon Hong Kong 2014: Entrepreneurs, VCs, Angels and Startup Mentors Came Together To Discuss The Future in Finance and Tech


Yesterday’s Silicon Dragon Hong Kong 2014 at Cyberport featured a stacked panel line-up, with speakers from the US, China and Hong Kong chatting about finance, tech and innovation.

Organized by Silicon Dragon Ventures founder Rebecca Fannin, the panels were flanked by expert commentators including our own Allison Baum of Fresco Capital Advisors and Yat Siu of Outblaze. StartupsHK founders Casey Lau and Jon Buford also took the stage to discuss the future of adaptive manufacturing.

In a discussion-style format, Ron Cao, the lead VC investor in Bitcoin exchange BTC China in Shanghai, and Zack Smith, co-founder of 3D printer producer Makerbot took the lead chat spotlight. Click here to see the full list of speakers.
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