You Are Cordially Invited to Celebrate 10 Years of StartupsHK on July 9 at The Hive with Special Guests!

suhk10yearsIn 2009, 6 entrepreneurs got together in a coffee shop in Causeway Bay to talk startups…

In 2010, we produced Hong Kong’s first tech conference called Startup Saturdayat Cyberport…

Later that year we opened Hong Kong’s first co-workspace called Boot.HK in Wan Chai…

Now in 2019, we are hitting our first decade milestone: with thousands of members round the world, hundreds of events produced, and millions of dollars raised for our local startups!

We wanted to celebrate it with you as well as announce the launch of something exciting and new with all of Hong Kong – and the 16,000+ attendees coming in from around the world for RISE.

So, please join us next week as we look back at the last 10 years with special guest founders and a look ahead with some of our new partners.

9 July 2019 at The Hive Sheung Wan 👉🏻REGISTER HERE.

StartupsHK Poll: Which Hong Kong Co-Working Space is Delivering the Most Value?

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In the past year, there’s been a lot of growth in the Hong Kong co-work space arena. While 80/80 Space and The Loft opened in Kowloon; Platform, Paperclip and Garage Society launched on the Hong Kong side – and that’s not including government-backed spaces such as Smart-Space at Cyberport or The Hive’s Kennedy Town and Sai Kung expansions.

In a recent interview that we did with The Hive’s founder Constant Tedder, we learned that a number of changes in new tech (such as mobile computing) and career choices (telecommuting and freelancing) are supporting the co-work space model. “As the corporate world changes itself, startups are having an impact on bigger companies and on people’s ambitions for their personal careers,” he said. “People are working independently because it suits the way they want to live – and co-working spaces support a big part of that.”

While there is certainly a supply of them, and trends are indicating that there is and will be a demand – are the spaces getting used?

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The Hive’s Constant Tedder Announces Thailand Expansion and Talks About Co-Work Spaces in Hong Kong

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The Hive has been busy expanding their co-work space empire. In the same month as their Kennedy Town expansion, The Hive opened up another location in Sai Kung – catering to the freelancer community.

After talking with founder Constant Tedder, we discovered that South East Asia is the latest on The Hive’s agenda – with Thailand as its first stop. “Bangkok should be opening on May the 20th, and my intention is to look into Singapore, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei and possibly Shanghai,” reveals Constant. “We want to create a network of co-working spaces across Asia where our members will travel to.”

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