PaperclipHK’s Deepak Madnani Opens Hong Kong’s First Startup Academy/Co-Workspace in Sheung Wan

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With Hong Kong’s first Startup Grind on tomorrow at Paperclip, we went by the new co-work space and academy to chat with founder Deepak Madnani.

By taking a leaf from Steve Blank and Eric Ries’ book, the heart of Paperclip is in the academy, and courses will be drawn from the methodologies behind the lean startup movement. For those unfamiliar with the lean startup principles, it encourages entrepreneurs to get comfortable with failure and stresses the importance of always innovating and iterating. While great execution is what brings an idea to life, the lean startup way suggests that experimentation vs. elaborate planning can actually make starting a company less risky.

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Meet Kitchen Sync, A Culinary Incubator For Food Startups

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If you’re new to the food business in Hong Kong, you probably find the sky-high costs of setting up a commercially licensed kitchen daunting to say the least. If you’re a small food entrepreneur, shelling out HK$1million for a food factory license is a less than ideal roadblock. So what’s a young upstart looking to make their mark in Hong Kong’s food scene to do?
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