How Startups, Investors and Community Can Get Involved with RISE 2019 This July 8-11 in Hong Kong

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It’s coming again – RISE –  the conference to end all tech conferences is coming back for its FIFTH year in Hong Kong and the excitement is already growing as we are ready to welcome 18,000+ attendees from around the world to our fair city to talk and showcase tech.

But how can you, dear reader get more involved with the conference itself? We’ve put together this handy list so that you can filter through all the messages.

For Startups

If you haven’t got your booth yet you can apply for one here. Its more than just a stand, you get to register for Office Hours with mentors and investors and your company will have a chance to selected for the PITCH Competition

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Hong Kong’s 2019 Budget Allocates Big Budget to Startups

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Thanks Paul Chan! For the first time since we started StartupsHK, the Hong Kong government is really coming up with the cash to support our ecosystem.

Hong Kong Financial Secretary Paul Chan delivered his third Budget Speech yesterday with a raft of new monetary sweeteners aimed at promoting the city’s innovation and technology development. We refuse to call it “I.T.” – lets just call it “tech!”

$5.5 billion for the development of Cyberport 5 to accommodate more technology companies and startups. The expansion project is expected to provide about 66,000 sqm of floor area, and include facilities such as offices, co-working space, conference venues and data service platforms.

The budget raises the maximum annual funding under the Technology Start-up Support Scheme for Universities from the existing HK$4 million to HK$8 million—for each university—starting from 2019-20 to better nurture university start-ups.

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Looking to Raise Money for your Startup? Join the StartupsHK Investor Introductions Network

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As we build our network in Hong Kong and around the world we are looking to make meaningful introductions to startups at the point in their lives when they need to raise capital to build out their tech companies.

So we are now openly inviting founders to reach out to us for introductions – now, before everyone starts hitting the send button we are going to be very focused on what we are looking for:

  • Startups with traction. No “just an idea” phase companies.
  • We cover most of the popular verticals – we are out of our depth in some fields but we will keep you in the database.
  • This is not just for HK-based startups but any startup looking at Asia as a market.

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