The Complete List of RISE Week Events in Hong Kong


Here we go everyone! The excitement of RISE returns next week, and with it again, the Hong Kong community (and beyond) have pulled together to put on evening events every single night – we are calling these RISE Week Events!

These events will take place around the RISE conference and will put a spotlight on Hong Kong’s powerful ecosystem.

So without further ado – launch your favorite calendar app or refer to the events tab in the RISE app for iOS and Android and so…





Saturday May 28

HK Tech & Startups Job Fair #5 Special RISE Edition 
Don’t be the last one in a startup next week – find a job this Saturday at the Startup Job fair at Metta organised by WHub starting at 10am.
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Sunday May 29

Startup Hike presented by KPMG
Since a number of people are from out of town KPMG wants to invite you to their 90 minute hike and invite founders, VC, innovators to join for a leisurely hike. Starts at 5:30pm so you can see an awesome HK sunset.
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Monday May 30

RISE Pub Crawl
This is the original kick off so make sure you’ve joined with 75 Hong Kong founders who have stepped up as Pub Crawl Capatins as they lead thousands of startup people around SoHo. If you are a RISE badge holder then you already know where to go.

Food Crawl presented by Sam The Local
Want to pack in an evening of Hong Kong food tasting? Then join HK startup as they take you around to some of Hong Kong sides most delicious food. Register now as space is limited.

Startup Ferry presented by Alive Not Dead
This was a huge success last year so this year the partymasters at are doing 2 sailings on the Startup Ferry that will take you around Victoria Harbour for a must-see view of Hong Kong’s historic harbour – there will be beers, startups and new people to meet.
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SendGrid, 500 Startups and Global Accelerator Network (GAN) Pre RISE Party
Party with people from Silicon Valley at this party right before the Pub Crawl to get partners and friends of these companies to see each other before they get split up during the Pub Crawl.

The Changing Face of Commerce presented by KPMG
Come hang out at the offices of KPMG in Causeway Bay and discuss the latest innovation trends and the changing landscape of disruptive technologies. Areas to be covered will include the impact of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and the growing Internet of Things ecosystem.
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Knocking on the Investor’s Door presented by WHub
A panel and networking event for startups and investors at the Playground.


Tuesday May 31

FinTech Startup Morning Run
For those suffering from jet lag or those who want to get an amazing view of Hong Kong from the mid-levels are advised to join this 4KM run around Bowen Road. It starts at 7am so plenty of time to job with startup people and then make it back for the opening keynotes at RISE.
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RISE Community Night
This is an official RISE event but thought it good to put in to this list as it is pretty awesome. I sit down with Anna Fang of ZhenFund, Jenny Lee of GGV Capital and Harry Man of Matrix Partners for a fireside chat – this is to get everyone not at RISE to see RISE in action in the evening. Apply now to be included.

Tequila & Things – IoT Networking Drinks
After a full first non-stop day at the RISE conference we thought it would be fun to connect all the IoT teams @ the coolest IoT Hub in the city – Brinc! Come and enjoy drinks on our terrace overlooking the PMQ courtyard, network with the best and brightest in IoT, tech, design and creatives in Asia.
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Fireside chat with founder Matt Barrie at Garage Society QRC presented by IBM Softlayer
This is for all freelancers attending RISE – the CEO of Matt Barrie who is speaking at RISE will dig in deeper into how his company manages 9 million projects posted to date on at this Fireside Chat at Garage Society QRC.
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Women in Tech Social Mixer sponsored by Gormei
With over 1300 free tickets provided to female entrepreneurs for RISE, we’re bette this mixer will be one of the most attended so register to join like-minded, tech-focused women during the RISE Conference for fun and networking! You will meet influencers and become more familar with the W Hub startup community.
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China Startup Happy Hour presented by Chinaccelerator
Come out to Wagyu and meet startups from China and learn more about the startup scene on the Mainland from the man who has been working with startups there since the Great Wall went up: William Bao Bean, Partner at SOS Ventures and MD at Chinaccelerator. CA is backed by SOSV–The Accelerator VC–a venture fund with US$250M AUM operating five global accelerator programs including HAX and Food-X.
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Wednesday June 1

IxDAHK – UX Face Off: How does UX in China and the West work differently?
Interesting debates don’t just happen during the day, come out to this UX debate Happy Hour for those looking to learn more about how UX is different in Asia and the West.
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Increasing Profitability in ECommerce Using Data Science
The AI and data science team at Altitude Labs in Hong Kong have put on a workshop for commerce and data junkies that want to hear about what types of AI engines are being built in HK with real intelligent networking afterwards.
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Startup Drive presented by Easiway, IBM SoftLayer and StartupsHK
10 teslas with 10 investors from 500 Startups, Big Bloom Ventures, Gobi Ventures, AppWorks, Cherubic Ventures and more. We have room for 40 startups to drive around Hong Kong with 30 minutes to pitch and get advice from these global investors.

Startup Dai Pai Dong presented by Akamai
We’re setting up the biggest outdoor food and beer party for startups in Hong Kong ever – if you are from the Open Source community you are invited to join a bunch of startups from around the world to a very special event at the PMQ courtyard.
Registration details to come.
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RISE Headliner Series
This is another series of talks from RISE that gives you more time with some of the headline speakers like Holly Liu from Kabam, Diane Yu from Freewheel and Matt Barrie (just in case you missed him the night before) from Each of these talks will be cozy and intimate and you will need to RSVP now to get your seat.

An Evening with Kevin Abosch at Eaton House powered by Creative Mornings
The internationally acclaimed photographer/visual artist/app developer who shoots photos of movie stars like Johnny Depp and a potato that sold for €1,000,000 is in town for RISE and we thought it would be criminal if we didn’t get him in front of startups and creative people.


Thursday June 2

Fireside chat with Joel Flory of VSCO at The Hive Studios presented by StartupsHK
I sit down with the founder of one of the coolest camera apps and creative communities in the world. If you are in the creative side of technology or looking to go deeper with Joel who is speaking at RISE then this is the fireside chat you need to be at!
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Tigers in Town: India’s Tech Scene RISE Meetup presented by PaperclipHK
Come learn about one of the hottest startup markets in the world at this meet-up, panel and networking event at PaperclipHK hosted by PaperclipHK founder Deepak Madnani.
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RISE Sunset Cruise powered by Outblaze
This was another hit at last year’s RISE so Outblaze is putting on this closing night yacht ride. After all the action at this year’s RISE conference, relax in style and enjoy the beautiful sunset with delicious finger foods and high-quality wines aboard a luxury yacht packed with some of the technology leaders gathered in Hong Kong.

Friday June 3

Dim Sum with Sam The Local
Still here? Good! Come out for 1 last round of dim sum with Sam The Local on Friday morning!


Bookmark this page – we will be updating it as new events get added and confirmed. All these events will also be available via the RISE app so make sure you get that and also make sure you signup for the ones you are interested in since space will be limited.

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