The Revolution Will Be Crowdfunded! The Startup Saturday: Crowdfunding 2014 Event Overview

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On January 25, 2014, we played host to a sold out Startup Saturday Hong Kong with a very special spotlight on the local crowdfunding scene.

With just over capacity for 150 attendees, the intimate #SUSHK event was catalyst to great synergy between experienced gurus within the crowdfunding realm and those curious about how it works. Simon Chan, a corporate partner with Dorsey & Whitney (one of our sponsors), led the panels with a keynote on disrupting the traditional commercial behavior and legal environment here in Hong Kong. He noted that the crowdfunding community will need to band together in order to embrace this new phenomenon.

In case you missed it, here’s an overview of the dynamic and disruptive ideas that were shared by a symposium of panel speakers from three groups: crowdfunding on Kickstarter, hardware manufacturing in South China, and crowdfunding capital for startups.

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Hong Kong’s Muku Shuttr Fully Funded on Kickstarter in Just One Week

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The common problem of trying to capture a beautiful selfie within the limits of your arm length is no longer an issue. Muku Labs created a revolutionary product that ultimately transforms the capabilities of your smartphone camera.

Introducing Muku Shuttr, a remote shutter release for iPhone, iPad and a few Android devices. With a failed past of raising funds on Indiegogo, Muku Shuttr has recently reached its funding goal on Kickstarter.com, guaranteeing the first shipment of their device – thanks in part to the support of the Hong Kong startup community offering Muku contacts to media sites to help get the word out!

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