The 2nd Annual Postmortem Conference Showcases the Best Startup Failures, Pivots and Missed Opportunities

Failure is part of life, and we will always keep failing, but few things are worse than repeating the failures of others. Learn from their mistakes, take the path less walked, it might end up being the right one.

“Postmortem is a process, performed at the conclusion of a project to determine and analyze elements of the project that were successful or unsuccessful.”

Following last years success, Postmortem Conference is back! It will take place in Hong Kong (again), but this time at Hysan Place, Causeway Bay.

Postmortem Conference is where founders, investors, lawyers, mentors, etc share their stories of failures, pivots, co-founder fights, stress, missed investments, production problems, fund raising issues, and much more.

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The Startups Have Risen: Hong Kong Startup Community Weighs in on #RISEconf


We went out and asked a bunch of people that helped make RISE such a huge success their thoughts on the whole event and we got back a bunch of tweets, Instagram photos and just an outpouring of emotion that we had to put it altogether into one post to close out the week.


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East Meets West in Startup Paradise: Pitch Your Startup in Hawaii this November


We’ve seen pitch events offered to Hong Kong startups from all over the world – from Moscow to Zurich to Boracay to Kelowna, British Columbia – but this one has to be the nicest: Honolulu, Hawaii!

Blue Startups, Hawaii’s first tech venture accelerator, has officially launched registration for East Meets West 2014 (EMW’14)! This is a groundbreaking event for Hawaii that will bring together entrepreneurs and investors from Asia and the United States. This year’s theme is “Digital Lifestyle” – the innovative and disruptive ways in which technology complements all facets of daily living.

A signature piece of this event is the East Meets West Pitch contest. Blue Startups are looking for five to ten teams from North America and five to ten teams from Asia to pitch to attendants and panel of judges. The judge’s panel will include prominent investors from 500 Startups, The Hong Kong Angel Network, TPG Capital, SCRUM Ventures in Japan, Bootstrap Labs, and Blue Startups.

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