10 Hong Kong Startup Founders Share What They Most Look Forward to in 2015

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Happy holidays startups! 2014 has been a huge year for the Hong Kong startup scene and we can all attest to the speedy growth of our ecosystem.

Take mobile logistics startup Gogovan for example. The homegrown startup picked up their US $6.5 million Series A over the summer, then an additional $10 million last month – for a total of $16.5 million raised in 2014 alone. Or Google’s acquisition of enterprise tech startup Divide which was much buzzed about.

And how about the three new accelerator programs that have all arrived in the past year? Besides Accenture’s ‘FinTech Innovation Lab’ launching back in June, Swire Properties’ ‘blueprint’ for B2B startups has also arrived on the scene with AIA and Nest teaming up to create a new accelerator program for wearable tech and healthcare startups.

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Christmas Gift Ideas From 10 Hong Kong Hardware Startups

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Struggling to pick up the right gift for that tech-savvy friend that has it all? Instead of hitting the shops, fending off relentless crowds and haggling for the lowest price – why not support a Hong Kong startup?

Our startups have poured their blood, sweat and tears in crafting innovative and useful products for you and the people in your life. Whether its an accessory for your smartphone or an energy-saving device for the home – these 10 Hong Kong hardware startups have you covered.

While some products are ready to be ordered in a few clicks, some are still on pre-order and require a bit of patience. So we’ve compiled a list of startups that have gifts ready in-time for Christmas, and those that will be shipping out somewhere after the new year.
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5 Questions with Dustin Jefferson Onghanseng, Co-Founder and CEO of uHoo

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Born and raised in the Philippines, Dustin moved to Singapore to pursue a Bachelor of Computing in eCommerce where he first took the leap into entrepreneurship during his time at the National University of Singapore.

Although he was unsuccessful in raising funds for his patented dumbbell design, Dustin gleaned from this first experience that investors are more likely to back startup teams with a proven track record. So he decided to ramp up his work experience by going into management consulting.

After 2+ years of advising senior management of Fortune 100 companies and startup CEOs, Dustin was eager to jump back into startup life and teamed up with his classmates from HKUST’s class of 2015 MBA program to create uHoo.

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