Startup Roundtable of IBM’s Cloud Event 2014: What Are The Pros and Cons of Starting a Company in Hong Kong?

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We’ve spoken to investors and veteran entrepreneurs alike and advice for first-time founders is unanimous: when building your business, you need to think globally. Thanks to innovations such as the internet, social networking and the Cloud – it has never been easier to grow and stay connected with your customers and collaborators.

On Monday’s IBM Cloud Event 2014, leaders within the investment, hardware, gaming, web, mobile, social and co-work space community came together in a Roundtable discussion on the pros and cons of Hong Kong’s ecosystem. In an exciting nexus point for major startup scene players, the Roundtable was an opportunity for key IBM/SoftLayer execs to understand how they can help Hong Kong’s ecosystem.
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StartupsHK Founders Start Up Monthly “Office Hours” Mentoring Sessions

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StartupsHK co-founders Gene Soo and Casey Lau are featured in this month’s Capital Entrepreneur magazine talking about the startup scene in Hong Kong on how it started and where it’s going. One of the main points is the need for more mentorship by startups to startups.

Since they’ve become the unofficial poster children for the Hong Kong start-up community Casey and Gene have decided to open their doors and offer new startups a chance to come in and talk about their startups for mentoring sessions with the two startup connectors in Hong Kong.

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An Overview of Hong Kong’s Very First Startup Grind Event Featuring StartupsHK Founders and Hosted By PaperclipHK

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Last night was Hong Kong’s very first Startup Grind event at newly opened co-work space and academy Paperclip. We had a blast rubbing shoulders 100+ new and old friends within the startup scene at this sold out event.

Our founders Casey Lau, Gene Soo and Jon Buford were the guest speakers du jour of this new chapter event. As pioneers of Hong Kong’s startup scene (they were around for the dot-com boom action in Hong Kong), they were asked to share memories and thoughts of our city’s past, present and future ecosystem via a Q&A. For those that couldn’t make it, this overview post will give you an idea of the energy and ideas that transpired last night.

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