Hong Kong’s Ambi Climate Launches Crowdfunding Campaign Today on Singaporean Platform Crowdtivate


Homegrown hardware startup Ambi Climate has launched a crowdfunding campaign this morning for its smart air conditioning device. Taking to the Singaporean social Launchpad Crowdtivate, Ambi is armed with the noble goal of keeping users comfortable while saving the environment.

The Ambi team has been hard at work for the past two years doing Asia-focused research on user behavior, air conditioning usage and performance. After surveying 4,000 prospective online users across 10 markets across Asia, Ambi has found that the main challenges that AC users face is maintaining comfortable indoor conditions and minimizing cost and their carbon footprint.

[UPDATE: Ambi has 2 rebates on launch day to give you extra discounts on the devices here's what you need to do to get the rebates:

  • Post "Just got #ambified. I backed Ambi Climate on #ambiday1 with #startupshk team. Come join me bit.ly/ambi_crowdfunding" on their Facebook Page or on your twitter account - this will get you 30% rebate and potentially if #startupshk team gets first place, we will get another 25% rebate totally up to 55%!!
  • Fill out form to let Ambi know your FB account or twitter that you used to post the above

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Cyberport Sending Startups to Bay Area/Seattle from 7-15 September for ‘HKICT Delegation to USA’

Silicon-Valley The Bay Area’s startup scene is like a well-oiled machine that startups in the east often look up to.

While Hong Kong-based startups have the unique advantage in hardware, logistics, finance and eCommerce, our entrepreneurs can certainly learn a great deal from an established ecosystem like Silicon Valley. As our young tech startup scene turns an estimated five this year, Hong Kong entrepreneurs need to continually educate themselves in order to build a sturdy foundation for the years to come.

Which is why Cyberport will be sending a batch of startups to Silicon Valley and Seattle from 7 – 15 September in the ‘Hong Kong ICT Delegation to USA’ to facilitate this.

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San Francisco-Based Uber Officially Launches in Hong Kong Following Their Sevens Weekend Trial Run

Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber, speaking at the launch of the app in Hong Kong

Travis Kalanick, CEO, Uber, speaking at the launch of the app in Hong Kong

[UPDATE: #ubericecream is happening today in Hong Kong. Log onto Uber App and you can order 5 cups of ice cream for $150 and they will deliver it to your office]

If you’re bored of travelling in the crowded subways or slow trams, and want to revel in the pleasures of a luxurious private car instead, Uber has finally arrived in Hong Kong.

The taxi-hailing app announced its entry into the teeming streets of Asia’s financial capital in a media launch on yesterday. In a city, where the ubiquitous red urban taxis are a popular means of transport, Uber hopes to attract the discerning traveller with its reliable and efficient services.

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