Farewell Party for Startups Unplugged Founder Paul Orlando Tonight at The Good Lab


Paul Orlando, one of Hong Kong’s connectors and mentors (creator of WeAreHKTech.com) is leaving the city for a new adventure in the US with his lovely new bride. The send off party is tonight at The Good Lab in Cheung Sha Wan – come and say good-bye and meet the HK startups that he helped from 8-10pm – details here.

We thank Paul for coming to Hong Kong and being a catalyst for new startups – his time here has really helped fuel the scene and mentor up-and-coming entrepreneurs. It will take some big shoes to fill in for him when he’s gone – but like we always say “you’ll be back!”

Photos, tweets and Vine videos to follow.

(Photo by Vaughn Hew)

Sign-up Now Open for 4-Week Early Stage Venture Survival Series at The Good Lab


Paul Orlando and Stephen Forte are putting together a series of weekly workshops at The Good Lab from May 15 to June 21 on early stage development for startups Рthe 4-week series will include each of these topics each week:

  1. Customer Discovery and Validation for startups.
  2. Startup development frameworks, including Agile and Scrum.
  3. What Metrics Matter.
  4. The funding process for early-stage startups. Friends and family, accelerators, angel, VC. The new startup economics.

It’s HK$100 for each session or HK$360 for all 4 – sign-up is here.

6 Judges, 10 Startups and 200+ Audience Reach for the Stars at the Echelon 2013 Hong Kong Satellite


e27.co is one of the leading tech blogs covering Asian startups and their annual event Echelon is one of the bigger events focused on startups. To showcase their devotion in finding the very best startups around Asia they are holding satellite events in 9 major cities and last night was Hong Kong’s turn.

We helped do the last one in 2011 but missed last year – so we made up for it by helping them put on a great show at The Good Lab where 10 startups battled it out to be picked to represent Hong Kong at Echelon 2013 in Singapore in June.

We heard pitches from:

  • Decision Fuel
  • English Adventureland
  • GoIDD
  • Hotel Quickly
  • Perpetu
  • SocialAgent.me
  • StampUp
  • Verbase
  • Vimantra
  • PhatRice

Over 200 people packed into The Good Lab to hear the pitches and the winner by the audience reaction and the judges pick was…

[Read more…]