Calling All Hong Kong Startups: Stand Up and Be Part of #2016HKTechSurvey


With more and more startups launching in (and moving to) Hong Kong every day it’s time to get serious about defining the data in our city so we can talk, quote and share how developed the city has become over the past 6 years since we first started meeting up in coffee shops and building the startup ecosystem.

We are working with InvestHK and our partner Collingwood Advisors to define this so everyone can have it and present the findings at the StartMeUp HK Festival in January 2017.

Since it is a government survey, we slightly toned down on the original title of the survey we came up with: STARTUP ROCKSTARS OF HONG KONG – so we’ve gone a bit more conservative but the result will be the same – a comprehensive listing of all startups in Hong Kong and where they stand in their growth as of 2016.

There are 2 parts to the survey – the pre-questionnaire which we are asking all startups based in Hong Kong to spend 5 minutes to fill out by 14 October and then the longer form #2016HKTechSurvey that will follow with more in-depth questions.

Last year the government found tons of new startups in Hong Kong – we hope to define the terminology around the word “startup” and then compare how it’s grown/decreased/stayed the same since a similar survey was done last year. It’s all very exciting and we hope that we will be able to put some definition on the ecosystem for the betterment of it, not just for Hong Kong, but for the rest of the world to see.

So please help us out –

fill out the survey here

Post that you filled it out to your Facebook and Twitter to help us raise awareness!

To incentivise you we are giving out a bunch of VIP tickets to RISE 2017 next year as well as the StartMeUp Venture Forum 2017 to the startups that help share the survey the most. We think startups will definitely want some red carpet treatment at these two big events in Hong Kong that saw the likes of Elon Musk of Tesla, William Shu of Deliveroo, Joel Flory of VSCO, Jon Lax of Facebook, Ben Bauer of FoodPanda, Holly Liu of Kabam, Min-Liang Tan of Razer and so many more…

We have a group of StartupsHK ambassadors that will be coming to your co-workspace, incubator, accelerator, coffee shop and sitting down with you to fill in the survey.

2017 will be an exciting year for Hong Kong startups as the city lights up for so many world stage events and we want to show off what the ecosystem looks like to everyone – hope you’ll join us!

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Startups from Scotland ‘Engage, Invest, Exploit’ Hong Kong on 18 October


In today’s world business is global and technology can easily transcend boarders, yet nothing matches human face-to-face interactions. On 18th October 2016, twelve of Scotland’s most exciting technology businesses will travel nearly 6,000 miles to present their companies in Hong Kong.

EIE Hong Kong is the international expansion of ‘Engage, Invest, Exploit’ one of the UK’s most recognised investor conferences held in Edinburgh and London every year. EIE HK is an opportunity for local investors, entrepreneurs and organisations to gain insight into investment opportunities from a hand full of Scotland’s leading technology businesses.

We spoke to Bruce Walker the founder of WeAreTheFuture – who we’ve met in Hong Kong many times already – and are very happy to have him bring his fellow Scots to Hong Kong. Lets see what Bruce has to say:
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Last Call to Join Zeroth.AI the first AI Accelerator in Asia

zeroth is the first accelerator programme for artificial intelligence and machine learning startups across Asia, based out of Hong Kong. Beginning in Nov 7th, 2016, the program will run for 12 weeks, providing financing and access to a global network of AI/ML entrepreneurs, experts, and renowned investors.

Led by Tak Lo, who was the former Director of Techstars London and influential entrepreneur and investor in Asia, is proud to announce the joint of seasoned world-class entrepreneurs and investors such as Jaan Tallinn, Co-founder of Skype and the investor of DeepMind, and Thomas Stone, Co-founder of is determined to bring new initiatives and energy to Asia’s AI/ML startup ecosystem.

We asked Tak some questions on why you should be applying to join Zeroth.
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