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]

Betatron Team

Betatron team

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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We Are HK Founders Panel and Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem Leaders at the RISE Breakthrough Stage

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RISE is a global conference that takes place in Hong Kong, with hundreds of investors and startups with eyes on the Asian market flying in to learn more, network more and invest more.

Only 1/5th of attendees and exhibitors are from Hong Kong, so this year we wanted to make sure that at this year’s event we made sure everyone knows about the power of the Hong Kong ecosystem with our fresh new campaign We Are HK Founders!

RISE were kind enough to set aside a stage for us to program introductions to the leaders in the startup community in Hong Kong and that is what the BREAKTHROUGH stage is all about.

You can check the schedule at RISEconf.com for the breakdown on June 2 (click on BREAKTHROUGH on the left menu) but one of the highlight panels will be the StartupsHK/KPMG We Are HK Founders talk with 6 of our most game changing founders based in Hong Kong.

The point of this is to show off the amazingly diverse founders that call Hong Kong their home and their base of operations for their startups and learn about the challenges on setting up here and what their plans are for conquering the world from this amazing city we call home.

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