Startups From Hong Kong Shine at TechCrunch Shanghai

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Together with 11 awesome Hong Kong startups, we went to the TechCrunch Shanghai 2013 earlier this month and we hit it out of the park. It was a huge event which attracted over 3000 attendees as well as 80 speakers and panelists from all over the world. StartupsHK along with Hong Kong Cyberport came together to create a Hong Kong Pavilion featuring the 11 Hong Kong startups which attracted people from all over China and the rest of the world who are keen to find out more about the startup scene in Hong Kong. There was an on site voting by attendees using stickers and we are happy to see that our startups received quite a lot of them.

Our local heroes include: AllMobilize, Astasys, Digi-Care, GogoGrad, Phonejoy, Slicify, Snaptee, Spottly, Stylecab, Surround App and Vimantra. You can check the full profiles of these startups on Startbase.Hk.

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Hong Kong-Based Wearable Tech Startup Digi-Care Building A Lightweight Healthcare Wristband With Long Battery Life

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Healthcare tech has been getting a facelift as the wearables space teems with competition. Seasoned players and startup companies alike are all tinkering away in their shops to reiterate what’s already on the market, or have been innovating to bring something new to the table.

The latest to hit the scene via Indiegogo is ERI: a new lightweight fitness tracker with an unnaturally long battery life – you only need to charge it twice a month. We met up with Jimmy Liao, co-founder and CEO of Digi-Care, the Hong Kong-based company behind ERI, and he told StartupsHK about his passion for consumer products.

“I studied High Polymer Materials and Engineering at the Harbin University of Science and Technology,” said Jimmy. “The school was working in cooperation with the military so all of my classmates either went on to do research for the army or work for the government.” Despite the conventional path of all of his classmates, Jimmy said that he’s always known he’s wanted to use technology to improve the lives of people, and was the only one in his class to go rogue and work on consumer products.

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