RISE is Not Just a Tech Conference; it’s All About the Networking on the Ferry, Yum Cha and More!

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Isn’t a technology conference featuring ‘startups’ also just listening to seminars or exchanging a few name cards?

Having chatted with Casey Lau, Head of Asia of RISE, we realised that RISE is not only constrained to the exhibition space and that it will bring the hype all over the community – a number of co-working spaces, on the ferry and even in a car. Startups can exchange intelligence and network even during karaoke or yum cha.

Such an exhibition sounds very interesting!

Aiming to facilitate the interaction and communication among exceptional startups, investors, and global media, RISE is an international startup event organised by an Irish team named Web Summit. Now in its third year, RISE is building on its previous successes and expecting 15,000 attendees to join this year. RISE is undoubtedly this year’s most well-known and anticipated startup event in Hong Kong.

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Radix’s Startup League Supports 5 Startups with FREE Alpha Stand at the RISE Conference in Hong Kong

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The Startup League, a startup-support program by a domain name registry Radix, is offering 5 FREE Alpha Stands at the RISE Conference in Hong Kong this year.

The Startup League, a program for startups using Radix’s domain extensions, was started 9 months ago with a goal to boost market visibility of young and upcoming businesses from around the world. Today, the League has over 75 startups across 26 countries and 5 continents that have benefitted in multiple ways and gained visibility from investors, customers, mentors, media, influencers and peers. Startups on board the Startup League can get sponsorships from anywhere between 25% to 100% to exhibit at any reputed startup fest such as RISE, Web Summit, TechCrunch Disrupt, Tech In Asia, etc.

Not only that, you also get branded booth goodies, startup-media coverage, social media shout outs and access to high-quality website domain names.

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Calling All Hong Kong Startups: Stand Up and Be Part of #2016HKTechSurvey

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With more and more startups launching in (and moving to) Hong Kong every day it’s time to get serious about defining the data in our city so we can talk, quote and share how developed the city has become over the past 6 years since we first started meeting up in coffee shops and building the startup ecosystem.

We are working with InvestHK and our partner Collingwood Advisors to define this so everyone can have it and present the findings at the StartMeUp HK Festival in January 2017.

Since it is a government survey, we slightly toned down on the original title of the survey we came up with: STARTUP ROCKSTARS OF HONG KONG – so we’ve gone a bit more conservative but the result will be the same – a comprehensive listing of all startups in Hong Kong and where they stand in their growth as of 2016.

Last year the government found tons of new startups in Hong Kong – we hope to define the terminology around the word “startup” and then compare how it’s grown/decreased/stayed the same since a similar survey was done last year. It’s all very exciting and we hope that we will be able to put some definition on the ecosystem for the betterment of it, not just for Hong Kong, but for the rest of the world to see.

So please help us out –

fill out the survey here

Post that you filled it out to your Facebook and Twitter to help us raise awareness!

To incentivise you we are giving out a bunch of VIP tickets to RISE 2017 next year as well as the StartMeUp Venture Forum 2017 to the startups that help share the survey the most. We think startups will definitely want some red carpet treatment at these two big events in Hong Kong that saw the likes of Elon Musk of Tesla, William Shu of Deliveroo, Joel Flory of VSCO, Jon Lax of Facebook, Ben Bauer of FoodPanda, Holly Liu of Kabam, Min-Liang Tan of Razer and so many more…

We have a group of StartupsHK ambassadors that will be coming to your co-workspace, incubator, accelerator, coffee shop and sitting down with you to fill in the survey.

2017 will be an exciting year for Hong Kong startups as the city lights up for so many world stage events and we want to show off what the ecosystem looks like to everyone – hope you’ll join us!

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