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

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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

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Zeroth.ai 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, Zeroth.ai 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 Prediction.io. Zeroth.ai 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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Hong Kong’s Spincle Launches at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco

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The Spincle team just launched their app at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco making them the second HK-based team to launch there after MailTime 2 years ago!

You can read the full article here and watch their pitch video and download the app for iOS here.

Launching today out of TechCrunch Disrupt SF’s Startup Battlefield, Spincle is aiming to bring VR content capture to mobile in a way that’s highly shareable.

Quite a few apps have tried their hands at being the Instagram for 360-degree content. They’ve failed for the pretty obvious reason that 360 capture devices are only in the hands of VR nerds and particularly adventurous photographers. The connectivity of 360 cameras and the smartphones people are using to post content often requires multiple apps and way too much patience on the part of the user.

The rebirth of the panorama as a 360 photo has been a bit of an odd rebranding brought about by Google’s Cardboard platform and the proliferation of cheapo headsets. This evolution has also brought about something called the “magic window” or headset-less VR, where you can spin the phone around you and have a bit of a virtual reality experience.

Very excited for this team – they have come a long way in the past year. We will await their return to follow up with them to learn more.