Over the last one and a half year or so, startups started to appear on the radar of the Hong Kong government. Slowly a realisation started that (tech) startups are different than the regular small and medium enterprise and as such have different needs.
A sign of interest was that Startup Weekend was visited by senior officials of the Office of the Government chief information officer (OGCIO). Ms. Joey Lam, JP (Deputy Chief Information Officer, responsible for Policy and Community), where she handed out some of the prizes for the winners of the 3rd edition. Talking to participants and seeing them in action must have created some inspiration as the next edition SWHK was invited to be part of the IT Fest.