The 14 Most Popular Hong Kong Startup Stories of 2014


It’s the last day of 2014 and there have been some amazing stories published on about the Hong Kong startup scene.

SO we decidied to sit down with Google Analytics and have a look at which stories were the most popular on the site from January 1, 2014 till today – here is what Google told us in terms of pageviews and not including social media shares or reprints on other sites.

While there are a few surprises to us in this list, it’s what we saw had the most activity in social media sharing – news on new co-workspaces and news on new funding. We’re happy to see that the most popular founder stories were our 5 Questions interviews with Raymond Yip of Shopline and Catherine Tan of Notey.

So pour a coffee and have a look back at 2014 before we step into a new year of excitement in the Hong Kong startup scene:

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Round-Up of Our Final Big Event of the Year ‘Startups of Future Past’ – Part of StartMeUp Week 2014

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How was your Startmeup Week 2014? Hong Kong’s ecosystem collectively pulled out all stops to showcase technology and entrepreneurship last week, as our city hosted a dizzying total of 48 events in just 5 days.

Our final big event of the year ‘Startups of Future Past’ last Wednesday was a huge success, with over 200 startup supporters in attendance to celebrate three very important birthdays. While our own Gene Soo turned 21 once more, StartupsHK and the Hong Kong startup scene turned 5 this year. ‘Future Past’ served as a look back to 2009 and a forward glance at 2019, and we also introduced six of 2014’s hottest startups.

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An Overview of Hong Kong’s Very First Startup Grind Event Featuring StartupsHK Founders and Hosted By PaperclipHK

Last night was Hong Kong’s very first Startup Grind event at newly opened co-work space and academy Paperclip. We had a blast rubbing shoulders 100+ new and old friends within the startup scene at this sold out event.

Our founders Casey Lau, Gene Soo and Jon Buford were the guest speakers du jour of this new chapter event. As pioneers of Hong Kong’s startup scene (they were around for the dot-com boom action in Hong Kong), they were asked to share memories and thoughts of our city’s past, present and future ecosystem via a Q&A. For those that couldn’t make it, this overview post will give you an idea of the energy and ideas that transpired last night.

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