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Brinc’s LAUNCH Summit is Hong Kong’s First Consumser IoT Conference; January 27-28

Drone Privacy Issues

Next week is the StartmeupHK Festival orgaznied by InvestHK – one of the major events will be the Brinc LAUNCH Summit taking place 27th and 28th January 2016 at PMQ, Central, Hong Kong.

The 2-day event will bring together the global IoT ecosystem in one place for entrepreneurs, investors, senior executives and tech-enthusiasts to connect on the latest technologies, trends and growth drivers surrounding global consumer IoT adoption. For more information on how to register, visit

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9GAG, GoGoVan and AfterShip Discuss the Challenges of Hiring Developers in Hong Kong


Let’s be honest – it is not an easy task to hire developers in Hong Kong. If you have tried with different job listing sites (jobsdb,,, WHUB) but still could not be able to hire a fit developer – you’re not alone.

Startups getting funded do not mean they do not face challenges in recruitment. With a shortage of (startup friendly) developers, I have interviewed Alex Wang , VP of engineering at 9GAG, Steven Lam, CEO & Co-Founder at GoGoVan and Teddy Chan, CEO & Co-Founder at AfterShip for their experience of hiring developers in HK.

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Tales of Startup Inspiration: Keeping It Real, Keeping It Free


After explaining the idea behind swapit and why we launched it as an invite-only beta, I’d like to talk a bit about why we are keeping it free.

Back in March I was pitching swapit to the vetting committee of the British Chamber of Commerce’s Business Angel Programme. It was a great experience. While being only 2 months into our invite-only beta at that time, I didn’t have all the right answers to their Q&A and therefore, we didn’t make it past that vetting process. We will be back there though, definitely! Anyhow, their feedback was absolutely great and one in particular was very interesting.

“How do we make sure people use swapit instead of Facebook Groups, AsiaXpat or other forums online that are free?”

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