The Tech in Asia Tour Comes to Hong Kong on 10 March 2015

Tech in Asia goes to Hong Kong

Just a quick reminder that you have 1 day left to submit your pitch to join the Tech in Asia Pitch Day on March 10.

This is a great deal for Hong Kong startups, as the winner gets flown in and put up in Singapore during Tech In Asia Singapore 2015 (formerly known as Startup Asia Singapore 2015) and Hong Kong startups Lots of Buttons and Bindo won the past two years so lets keep the winning streak going by taking the grand prize 3 years in a row against all the other startup communities in Asia!

Register here!

Two Ways Hong Kong’s Startup Scene Could Borrow and Benefit from Singapore’s Techventure 2014


Singapore’s Techventure 2014 has come and gone, with 100+ exhibiting tech startups and 700 visiting conference attendees from Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, Switzerland, Malaysia and the US. Notable talks featured YouTube co-founder Steve Chen who chatted about his startup story, and Evernote CEO Phil Libin who shared his ‘lessons for Southeast Asian startups’ drawn from building Evernote.

The two-day conference featured over eight pitching events including the ‘Techventure Connect 180’ which facilitates investor-startup matchmaking via the official conference app and the ‘Business Pitch Competition,’ where startups went head-to-head for a US $40,000 grand prize.

As Hong Kong and Singapore are often pitted against each other in ecosystem comparisons, here are two ways our tech startups could benefit and borrow from Techventure 2014.

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Techventure 2014: A Chance to Pitch Investors From Google Ventures and Monk’s Hill Ventures – HK Startups Get 10% Off Tickets

Hong Kong startups seeking their next round of funding should consider Singapore’s upcoming ‘Techventure 2014.’

The three-day conference, organised by the National Research Foundation, will include a tour to Blk 71, which the Economist has called “the world’s most tightly-packed entrepreneurial ecosystem,” and keynotes from YouTube co-founder Steve Chen and Evernote CEO Phil Libin.

Visiting startups will also have the chance to take part in pitch competitions and business match-making – such as the ‘Techventure Connect 180,’ an accelerated match-making session facilitated by the conference app (yes, Techventure has developed an app for startup-investor speed dating). In each matching round, Startups will have 180 seconds to impress investors from the likes of Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures, Monk’s Hill Ventures and Golden Gate Ventures, just to name a few.

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