#SUMHK APRIL 23RD – MIKE HASKAMP: NO GUTS, NO GLORY, STARTING A BUSINESS IN A DOWNTURN

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Starting a business takes guts. The older you get, the more strength and courage you will need to do that. This coming Monday you will have a chance to hear from a guy who not only started a business in a financial crisis but did so when he was at the lowest point of his life having been laid off and divorced. So what propelled him to go against the odds and take a different direction in life despite having graduated from Harvard undergrad and Columbia MBA?

Come to #SUMHK on Monday to find out. Mike Haskamp and his partner, founded Legend Fighting Championship (Legend), Hong Kong’s first professional mixed martial arts competition in July 2009. After two and a half years, Legend has held 8 events across Hong Kong, Macau and this past weekend in Jakarta Indonesia. Initially, their revenues came from ticket sales. Today, it’s a combination of television licensing, sponsorships, ad sales and ticket sales.

The meeting will be held at BootHK, 19/f, 231 Queen’s Road East at 7:30pm.

 

Entrepreneurship in Japan and Startup Weekend Tokyo

Woah! What if we did something like this one long-weekend here in Hong Kong! That would be crazy! But an amazing idea that we should pitch to some Chambers to get behind.