Hong Kong’s First Consumer IoT Summit Welcomes over 1,000 Guests from Around the World

Manav Gupta, founder and CEO of Brinc delivers the opening remarks

Last week we welcomed Brinc’s LAUNCH Summit which was the first dedicated IoT conference in Hong Kong and it was a pretty huge event for Asia’s IoT scene as it welcome speakers and attendees from around the world.

Huge congrats to Bay, Manav, Hilary, Christina, Madison and the rest of the team Brinc on putting together such a great event alongside the StartMeUp Festival by InvestHK. We are convinced that all eyes will be on Brinc going forward for anything to do with IoT in Asia! Here’s to an even bigger 2017 event!

We’ve included the full press release summarising the event below:

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Hong Kong’s Advantages over Singapore in the Startup Game

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Having lived both in Hong Kong and Singapore, perhaps this is one of the most often asked question: Which is better, Hong Kong or Singapore? You’ll find loads of blogs and banter, even charts and lists drilling down to which city is better. To me, it’s really whether you like durians or stinky tofu.

When we were working on the Oddup Hong Kong Ecosystem Report and Oddup Singapore Ecosystem Report, this question came up again. So which is better? Hong Kong or Singapore? So this is how it all began. We mulled and stewed over it, and drew out the entire picture of the startup ecosystems in Hong Kong and Singapore the way we saw it. The opportunities, the deals, the exits, the who’s who, the entrepreneurs, the investors, the regulators, and of course – the coffee.

When looking at the ecosystem, we need to look at without any bias.

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Report: Hong Kong is 5th Fastest Growing Startup Ecosystem; Ranks 25th in the World

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“Hong Kong is fully capable of successfully developing a strong startup ecosystem. Its number one priority is to help its entrepreneurs catch up to global knowhow.”

To close out last week’s StartMeUp Festival, Compass held an event to summarise their Global Startup Ecosystem report and specifically to share the insight they found out about Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is the 5th fastest growing startup ecosystem and ranks the 25th in the world, according to the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015 study released by the San Francisco based research firm Compass.

We’ve reprinted the summary below and you can download the final perspective as well.

We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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