Great Founders, Futuristic Wearables and Government Intervention: ‘An Evening With Walt Mossberg’ Gives Hong Kong Startups Insight from a Tech Journalism Legend

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On Friday, StartupsHK hosted the legendary Walt Mossberg — former principal technology columnist at the Wall Street Journal, creator of AllThingsD and the co-executive editor of Re/Code. Casey Lau, known in the Hong Kong circles as the ‘Startup Morpheus’ quizzed Walt on everything from the fall of Gigaom to his thoughts on what makes a good founder. It was an inspiring, no-bullshit sharing session for an audience of journalists, techies and startups from one of the most influential technology journalists of our time.

Before launching his Personal Technology column, which ran from 1991 to 2013, Mossberg covered national and international affairs for almost two decades at the Wall Street Journal. Despite being lauded by WIRED as ‘The Kingmaker’ due to his incredibly influential reviews, Mossberg is as humble as they come. “The first half of my career, I felt lucky to cover giant historical events in the geopolitical realm. I got to be at the Berlin Wall a couple days after it fell, got to do cool things like that. In the tech part of my career, I got to know people that were also going to be written in the history books as well. It was as if I got into a time machine and could write about the people that invented the car… it’s been a lucky thing for me,” he said.

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TiE Hong Kong Investors’ Forum is Happening on September 12th – Register Now


On September 12th (Thursday) 9.15-5.30, TiE HK will be holding a one-day conference at Hong Kong Jockey Club for investors and entrepreneurs who are interested in early stage funding.

Investing in start-up and high growth companies successfully can result in a very high returns on investment. Its perceived high risk nature has meant that many investors have steered clear of this space. At this very first TiE Hong Kong early stage investment event, speakers and panellists will be sharing some of the secrets on reducing the risks, enhancing the return of investing in the many bright ideas and the way of growing businesses in Hong Kong.

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25 International Leaders and Mentors to Ignite Thai Tech Industry

ignite_logo-white_bgTech Startup trend in Asia is indeed getting hotter by the day! Following our recent trip to attend AppWorks Demo Day in Taipei, we have been invited to bring a Hong Kong contingent to attend the upcoming Echelon Ignite in Bangkok on September 5th and 6th. For those of you who are interested to join us to attend this event as a group making full use of our special StartupsHK rate, please sign up here (Please sign up by 15th August).


On September 5th and 6th, Thai tech startups and investors will be treated to an international contingent of 25 renowned tech leaders, mentors and investors who will be speaking and conducting workshops over two days at Echelon Ignite Thailand 2013, held at Bangkok University. Highlights from the upcoming events include Ray Chan, Co-Founder of global humor site, 9Gag from our very own Hong Kong as well as Khailee Ng, Entrepreneur-in- Residence at the globally renowned tech startup accelerator, 500 Startups.

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