3 Reasons Why You Should Join a Startup

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Update: Hong Kong Job Fair for Tech and Startups, coming up on Saturday, June 6th – sign up here

Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem has grown dramatically over the past couple of years. Often, the proof provided is the exponential growth of co-working spaces over the last 18 months. But actually what better evidence than having various facts confirm the obvious: Be it one accelerator after the other opening up, the government increasing financial support to startups, or legendary entrepreneurs such as founder and investor Peter Thiel touring the city. Hong Kong’s entrepreneurial history set up shop in the 21st century!

And here are 3 reasons why you should become part of the movement:

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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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Introducing WHub.HK: A New Platform Connecting Hong Kong Startups With Talent

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WHub.HK, Hong Kong’s newest startup resource that connects talent with startups and entrepreneurs with co-founders, launched on Friday.

As a profile-driven platform that showcases the team behind the startup, WHub lets startups share their company mission, products and current job openings. While startups can’t always offer the most attractive of compensation packages, they can provide perks such as flexibility, great work hours and the opportunity to make a positive impact on society.

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