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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Hong Kong’s First Consumer IoT Summit Welcomes over 1,000 Guests from Around the World

Manav Gupta, founder and CEO of Brinc delivers the opening remarks

Last week we welcomed Brinc’s LAUNCH Summit which was the first dedicated IoT conference in Hong Kong and it was a pretty huge event for Asia’s IoT scene as it welcome speakers and attendees from around the world.

Huge congrats to Bay, Manav, Hilary, Christina, Madison and the rest of the team Brinc on putting together such a great event alongside the StartMeUp Festival by InvestHK. We are convinced that all eyes will be on Brinc going forward for anything to do with IoT in Asia! Here’s to an even bigger 2017 event!

We’ve included the full press release summarising the event below:

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StartMeUp Festival 2016 Takes Over Hong Kong Next Week

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InvestHK has decided to pump up their activities for this year’s StartMeUp Festival 2016 by having some of the ecosystem pitch in for events next week. So here is a list of stuff you should be looking to attend if you are not already and here’s the app for iPhone and Android to track all the events.

MONDAY, JANUARY 25

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27

THURSDAY, JANUARY 28

FRIDAY, JANUARY 29

The startup excitement actually even starts earlier, as Startup Weekend HK Alpha kicks off at CoCoon on Friday evening and runs till Sunday night. Check it out here.

And for those that are more night owls there will be the StartMeUpHK Festival AfterHours X powered by Nest and lots of cool drink-ups around the city for those that want to meet the HK ecosystem.