You’re Invited: Fireside Chat with SoftLayer’s George Karidis at Paperclip on 19 August


Next week, SoftLayer – and IBM Company‘s Chief Strategy Officer George Karidis will be back in Hong Kong and there are a bunch of events happening for startups.

This is a great chance to learn from the infrastructure company that recently opened a datacentre in Hong Kong (and will soon open ones in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and Sydney for APAC) to serve the growing need for cloud services in Asia on topics like:

  • How they helped WhatsApp scale to a US$19 billion company (bought by Facebook)
  • How FitBit became the most successful Catalyst startup.
  • Share insight into the global startup market from mentoring at accelerators.
  • What the cloud means for your startups as it becomes the new standard.

George will be at a Fireside Chat at Paperclip on August 19 from 7-9pm, please register here.


He is also doing Office Hours at Paperclip the afternoon before and at Cyberport the following day. And if you can’t make this Fireside Chat, George is also speaking at the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong at a luncheon you can register here for.


George with Makible founder and Catalyst graduate Jon Buford at the Hong Kong data centre launch party at The Pawn.

George Karidis on LinkedIn: LinkedIn
George Karidis Mentor Profile: TechStars
Paperclip on Startbase.HK: Paperclip

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