We Are HK Founders Panel and Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem Leaders at the RISE Breakthrough Stage


RISE is a global conference that takes place in Hong Kong, with hundreds of investors and startups with eyes on the Asian market flying in to learn more, network more and invest more.

Only 1/5th of attendees and exhibitors are from Hong Kong, so this year we wanted to make sure that at this year’s event we made sure everyone knows about the power of the Hong Kong ecosystem with our fresh new campaign We Are HK Founders!

RISE were kind enough to set aside a stage for us to program introductions to the leaders in the startup community in Hong Kong and that is what the BREAKTHROUGH stage is all about.

You can check the schedule at RISEconf.com for the breakdown on June 2 (click on BREAKTHROUGH on the left menu) but one of the highlight panels will be the StartupsHK/KPMG We Are HK Founders talk with 6 of our most game changing founders based in Hong Kong.

The point of this is to show off the amazingly diverse founders that call Hong Kong their home and their base of operations for their startups and learn about the challenges on setting up here and what their plans are for conquering the world from this amazing city we call home.

On our exciting panel, we have:

  • THE PRINCE OF FINTECH: Simon Loong, founder of WeLend.
  • THE FIRST LADY OF BLOGGING: Catherine Tan, founder of Notey.
  • THE DUKE OF LOGISTICS: Tommaso Tamburotti founder of Easyship.
  • THE QUEEN OF LIFESTYLE: Norma Chu, founder of DayDayCook.
  • THE HAND OF THE KING: Paul Tomes, founder of Passkit.
  • THE LORD OF TRAVEL: Eric Fan, founder of Klook.

Come out and hear from these HK Startup superstars on June 2 at 11:00am.

But also come out for:

  • HK Inc: Learn about the future of HK startups.
  • Co-Working the Future: Hear from the leaders in co-working spaces in HK and beyond.
  • Social Media Superstars of HK: Hear from local superstars on Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat speak.
  • HK Accelerators: Listen to why HK has the most accelerators in Asia and why more are opening here all the time.
  • HK Women in Tech: A strong and vibrant female entrepreneur ecosystem exists in HK, hear from some of those leaders on this panel.
  • The World of IoT: Hear from founders in the IoT space and why HK is the only place to launch an IoT or hardware startup.
  • And of course we have the Top 20 unfunded startups all get a shot at pitching and taking home the prize that Goxip won last year – as well as special presentation from the Young Founders School.
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  1. This sounds like a great event that I would love to attend if I was not bound by physical limitations of being located in the United States and if I saw this a week earlier. Seemed like an action-packed event with more than enough knowledge to go around, would love to hear from you how the event went!