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

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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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Startup Grind Opens Hong Kong Chapter; First Event with Founders of StartupsHK on 11 February

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Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs, that is now opening a chapter in Hong Kong!

The first event will be on 11 February at the new academy/co-workspace Paperclip and will feature the founders of StartupsHK – Casey Lau, Gene Soo and Jon Buford – in what will be an insightful look back at the beginnings of the startup community in Hong Kong, how it evolved over the past 4 years from 6 people to 5,000, where it’s headed and how StartupsHK helps startups to connect with each other, media, investors and talent and generally insight in the Hong Kong startup scene.

Startup Grind’s Hong Kong chapter heads are Josh Steimle, Amity Wu and Atin Batra – and they will continue on every month with new speakers to be announced on their site and here. We are extremely honoured to be the first guests of this great startup speaker event and we hope to see you there next Tuesday.