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


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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Hong Kong Startups Come Together to Bring Relief Items to Nepal

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On April 25th, the worst earthquake in over 80 years struck Nepal, killing over 7,000 people. The death toll continues to rise. Hundreds of thousands of people have been left homeless. Aftershocks continue to rock the country, further damaging already weakened infrastructure and buildings. People need our help.

donatefornepal.org is a project to raise critical relief items (tents, tarpaulins and water purifiers/ water purification tablets) for Nepal from the Hong Kong community. We’re working with many Hong Kong startups to bring the relief items quickly to the people in need. [Read more…]

5 Questions with Tommaso Tamburnotti, Co-founder of Easyship


Tommaso Tamburnotti (pictured on the left, Reuben Philip Abraham centre, Augustin Ceyrac on the right) is a Co-Founder of Easyship, a platform that offers on-demand logistics solution to eCommerce sellers. Tommaso started his career in investment banking, working for Nomura, in the equity derivatives team based in London.

After that, he spent 2 years as Marketplace Director at Rocket Internet, setting up the team and operations in Malaysia, and Hong Kong.

Easyship is currently in Blueprint’s first batch.

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