Hong Kong Crowdfunding Platform ‘LIKEfunding’ Converts Facebook ‘Likes’ to Cash For Charities and Creative Projects

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Whether used by your average netizen to spread local news or by foreign brands who want to engage with customers in China, social networks are the ultimate outreach tool. And what about the power of crowdfunding? Platforms such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo have now gone mainstream, helping turn the zaniest and most innovative ideas into products you see on store shelves today.

One Hong Kong startup LIKEfunding wants to harness those two powers to help charities, social enterprises and creative projects – and they’ve created a fundraising tool that raises cash via Facebook ‘Likes.’

How does it work? LIKEfunding does matchmaking between charitable and creative projects with like-minded sponsors, and the two collaborate to create a campaign. While a Kickstarter project might set a fundraising goal of ‘x’ number of dollars, a LIKEfunding campaign sets goals of ‘x’ number of Facebook ‘Likes’. Every ‘Like’ is converted into $2 which is paid out by the sponsor.

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World Internet Developer Summit 2013 Comes to Hong Kong June 27-28 at Cyberport & Science Park

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Get ready for Hong Kong’s signature World Internet Developer Summit! Hosted by Internet Society Hong Kong, Cyberport, and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, the action-packed two-day summit is the annual and signature cross-platform developer summit in the region.

Get connected with the greatest speakers from Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, mozilla, Microsoft, Square, and Blackberry in the IT industry with the latest Internet development, news, various development platform techniques, hints and tips.

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Introducing StartLab.HK – A New Pathway for Young Entrepreneurs in Hong Kong

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StartLab, the first bootcamp in Hong Kong targeted at tertiary students and graduates and supported by six universities, unveiled the event at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 1 June 2013.

Organizers of StartLab include the Internet Society Hong Kong, Cyberport and Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation.

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