WebConf.asia: a New Tech Conference in Hong Kong Kicks off on June 3

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Hong Kong is becoming a conference haven for startups and the tech industry. With events like RISE, Internet of Life, StartMeUp Festival, UX Hong Kong, Cross Border Summit – the city is primed to be a major destination for people wanting to learn more and network with like-minded individuals.

We sat down with Charis Rooda – the founder of a new event coming in June called WebConf to find out more about her event:

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Doing Cross-Border E-commerce? Go Both Ways and Check Out the Cross Border Summit

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Buying from Chinese factories and selling overseas? Or, even better – taking foreign products and selling into the Chinese market? Whichever way you’re going – the Cross Border Summit is the place you need to be. Learn from industry experts, network with other business owners, and have an overall great atmosphere of good food and good people.

This is the second annual Cross Border Summit, taking place on April 21-22, 2017 in Shenzhen, China. Over 20 speakers, 150 attendees, trade booths, this is a 2 full day event with 2 tracks:

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Betatron – Hong Kong’s newest accelerator coming in February [deadline for application: this Friday 16th December 9pm]

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Application deadline: countdown

 

Betatron is Hong Kong’s newest accelerator programme providing both funding and hands-on mentorship to help optimize and scale startups.

The programme will be run bootcamp style with an intensive schedule focused on the startup’s fundamental KPIs and progress.

It will launch on Monday 13th February 2017 and will take on FIVE startups in their first cohort.

We spoke to the Programme Manager for Betatron, Michael Kerr, to learn more about it.

What type of startups are you looking for?

Our mission over the four-month programme is to make your startup a viable and investable business. For this to occur, we are looking for teams with a developed product that we can work with. Again, we only have four months, so each startup needs to assess whether they feel they are at an appropriate stage. Additionally, our goal is to help the Hong Kong startup ecosystem and back local talent. As such, we aren’t limiting applicants to a specific industry or vertical. If you have a promising product – you can apply!

 

What do the startups receive when they get accepted?

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