CashYou, GateCoin Amongst 5 Hong Kong Startups Declared Winners in the ‘Talent Unleashed Awards’

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Amongst deals, mergers and acquisitions, it’s been a busy year for Hong Kong so far.

The latest back-to-back exits of homegrown startups Divide and Cherrypicks is proof that the ingenuity of our entrepreneurs are stronger than ever before. Just when we couldn’t get any prouder of our burgeoning startup scene, the prestigious ‘Talent Unleashed Awards’ announced that it was extending its reach to include Hong Kong and Singapore. The aim of ‘Unleashed’ is to celebrate individuals whose impactful ideas could potentially change the world, whether it be solving business problems or helping a community in need.

While the overall winners will be chosen by the legendary Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak, our own Yat Siu was invited to represent Hong Kong as a regional judge. See more details on each award category here.

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Introducing WHub.HK: A New Platform Connecting Hong Kong Startups With Talent

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WHub.HK, Hong Kong’s newest startup resource that connects talent with startups and entrepreneurs with co-founders, launched on Friday.

As a profile-driven platform that showcases the team behind the startup, WHub lets startups share their company mission, products and current job openings. While startups can’t always offer the most attractive of compensation packages, they can provide perks such as flexibility, great work hours and the opportunity to make a positive impact on society.

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StartupsHK Q&A: Introducing Karen Farzam, Co-Founder of ‘Women Who Code Hong Kong’

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Hailing from France, Karen Farzam moved to Hong Kong in 2010 and set her sights on the digital world. She is currently working on Whub.hk, which connects passionate entrepreneurs with like-minded engineers, marketing gurus and business experts so they can swap ideas and build a successful startup.

Q: What is ‘Women Who Code?’

A: With the booming software industry in Hong Kong, I noticed that there weren’t any particular meetup groups aimed at female software developers. So along with Michelle Sun of First Code Academy, we founded ‘Women Who Code Hong Kong’ in January 2014. Check our website for our next meeting.
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