Startup Launchpad Spring Event Focuses on Blockchain for Supply Chain and Startup Founder Education

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Startup Launchpad is back and this time we sat down with Minesh Pore the Head of Startup Launchpad to give us the tour of this April’s event at Asia World Expo.

Mishesh, tell us about yourself?
Thanks StartupsHK! I’m a highly regarded global trade expert with over 18 years’ experience leading multinational organizations in corporate transformation, Intra-prenuership, Innovation, International business development, and strategic planning. I would say I am a well-connected and respected globally for my experience, network and knowledge of the Greater Bay area startup ecosystem, mentoring startup founders, helping startups scale up and expand international.

What is Startup Launchpad?
Startup Launchpad is hosted in HK every April and October, the show focusses on helping Hardware and Retail Solutions startups scale up by meeting buyers / retailers / wholesalers from over 140 counties. We will also be hosting a 1 day conference, the focus is on Blockchain as a Transparency took for Supply Chain. We will have 2 day workshops, focus of which is to educate startup founders on every step from Initiating a business plan to working with distributors globally. We will also have pitches from the top 10 Startups that will be pitching for over 500,000 HKD in prizes.

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Startups x UX Event: How do Successful Startups Leverage UX?

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Remember a few years ago (5 actually now) when we kicked off The UX-Men – a UX-themed series of meetups? Well, we are finally back with a new event next week to get startups to look closer at UX and UI as Hong Kong drives design thinking into the cold hearts of HK-based corporates.

The idea for this is to start more dialogue between the UX community and the startup community and StartupsHK co-founders Casey Lau and Gene Soo are coming out for this one alongside the IXDA and UXD.

So in light of the Startmeup Festival next week across Hong Kong we thought we’d contribute this awesome event to get startups discussing this important concept – its free at Garage Society and all you have to do is REGISTER HERE.

East Meets West brings the best of Asia and the US together in Hawaii on Feb 1-2

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2018 is going to be an amazing year for tech and Blue Startups are happy to be kicking it all off in February in Hawaii with EAST MEETS WEST 2018.

Our co-founder Casey Lau is co-hosting this event and it will be the 4th year that Blue Startups brings the best tech people from Asia and the US together to Honolulu for a 2-day brain exchange on all things tech and this year in particular we are focusing on the hottest topics in the world: Blockchain, Traveltech and Social Impact with a speaker list of epic proportions!

To list a few:

  • JOYCE KIM, Sparkchain Capital: new $100mm blockchain fund.
  • MARK DE GROH, Re:public Good: massive social impact investment fund
  • COVA BASELGA, Amadeus: investor in the biggest travel tech startups
  • RAHUL SOOD, Unikrn: biggest gaming ICO
  • EDITH YEUNG, 500 Startups: Influential investor in East and West startups.
  • JULIAN HOSP, TenX: biggest ICO so far in Asia!
  • STEPHEN FORTE, Laudato Si’ Challenge – building The Vatican’s smart city accelerator with the Pope!

…and so many more!

This is the 2018 kick-off tech event you don’t want to miss – have a look at what’s in store: www.eastmeetswest.co

  • Day 1 is the VIP Summit Day and will be held at the iconic Kuaola Ranch aka Jurassic Park where we will be doing outdoor networking activities and informative roundtable discussions with an amazing backdrop with a tight knit group of super connectors from Tokyo, San Francisco, Hong Kong, New York, Seoul, Jakarta, Vancouver and more!
  • Day 2 is the Community Day at the historic East West Center in Honolulu where we open it up to a larger audience and will have panels, debates, pitches, workshops and more networking under rainbows and sunshine like no other place in February (also The World.)

See you in #StartupParadise on February 1-2 for the most epic tech conference in the most epic location in the world!

Get your tickets and learn more here: www.eastmeetswest.co