‘Cornerstone Connect’ Helps Startups with Integrated Back Office to Make Startup Life Easier


Our friends at Cornerstone are launching a suite of tools to help manage the back office of your startup called Cornerstone Connect. This will allow you more time to grow and build your startup and not worry so much about accounting, inventory control, web design, fulfilment and other back office management.

Founder Adrian Lai is kicking off this new product with his partners on September 14th at Garage Society – register here for a way to learn more about it and to get special launch discounts.

We sat down with Adrian to learn more about the product:

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


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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StartupsHK Meetup on Tuesday With Gabriella Draney, the Co-Founder of Dallas-Based B2B Accelerator Tech Wildcatters

Earlier this year, Cyberport led a delegation of Hong Kong startups to the US where they got to check out Silicon Valley’s culture and mingle with their investors and entrepreneurs. This time, the US is coming to us.

Dallas-based B2B seed accelerator Tech Wildcatters will be visiting Hong Kong to get to know our startup scene – and we’ll be hosting a meetup at Garage Society for them this Tuesday from 7-9pm.

Globestart, which is their international initiative, has been bringing their US startups to Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Berlin and London to bridge connections and create a soft landing for companies interested in those markets. Now, they’re looking to Hong Kong and Singapore.

The idea is to facilitate an exchange between the east and the west. While Hong Kong can offer support in the way of helping American startups launch and set up offices, our entrepreneurs can expect the same kind of hospitality from Dallas and their network throughout the US.

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