Looking Back to the Future on the Hong Kong Startup Scene

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As a startup ecosystem champion and connector I get asked to do many interviews about startups in Hong Kong and Asia-Pacific (i’m in fact going to be talking about this at the East Meets West 2016 conference in Hawaii next week) I know I have been extremely lax on blogging about the ecosystem so when asked to do an interview I pick ones that will hopefully reach out to the audience intended and generate more awareness for the startup ecosystem.

I was interviewed recently by the Alibaba Morning Post South China Morning Post recently, only to find 1% of it made it into the story that had not much to do with what the story was pitched to me as. So I’ve decided to post the full email interview here in its entirety so you can read my thoughts.

No, nothing controversial just some thoughts that you might like to read in their entirety. Full of typos and all.

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The RISE Will Be Televised: Videos of John Collison, Matt Mullenweg and YOU from #RISEconf

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There were lines to get into the centerstage to watch the talks from people like Tony Conrad, Liam Casey, Sonny Vu, Matt Mullenweg and more at RISE – if you were one of those too busy networking and making deals happen you’re in luck – all the videos have been posted to the #RISEConf YouTube Channel.

Just in case you missed them, there are also a bunch of videos from attendees at RISE posted on YouTube that we thought deserved a shout-out so have a look at a few that we aggregated into this post.

Here are some of talks – you can see the rest here.

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The Startups Have Risen: Hong Kong Startup Community Weighs in on #RISEconf

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We went out and asked a bunch of people that helped make RISE such a huge success their thoughts on the whole event and we got back a bunch of tweets, Instagram photos and just an outpouring of emotion that we had to put it altogether into one post to close out the week.

Enjoy!

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