Christmas Gift Ideas From 10 Hong Kong Hardware Startups


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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Native Union Launches ‘WeAreHKEntrepreneurs’ Initiative, Offers StartupsHK Members 50% Off Select Products

The tech entrepreneur’s life is a busy one, so why clutter it any further with old school accessories?

Native Union, a Hong Kong design house with offices also in San Francisco, NYC and London, builds beautiful and functional accessories and devices that can fit any tech-savvy founder’s lifestyle.

Taking their support for our startup community one step further, the guys from Native Union have started the ‘We Are HK Entrepreneurs’ initiative where they’re offering a month-long 50% off discount from June 26th – July 25th on select products (yes, it includes the amazing ‘JUMP’ as seen on Kickstarter!).

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The Revolution Will Be Crowdfunded! The Startup Saturday: Crowdfunding 2014 Event Overview


On January 25, 2014, we played host to a sold out Startup Saturday Hong Kong with a very special spotlight on the local crowdfunding scene.

With just over capacity for 150 attendees, the intimate #SUSHK event was catalyst to great synergy between experienced gurus within the crowdfunding realm and those curious about how it works. Simon Chan, a corporate partner with Dorsey & Whitney (one of our sponsors), led the panels with a keynote on disrupting the traditional commercial behavior and legal environment here in Hong Kong. He noted that the crowdfunding community will need to band together in order to embrace this new phenomenon.

In case you missed it, here’s an overview of the dynamic and disruptive ideas that were shared by a symposium of panel speakers from three groups: crowdfunding on Kickstarter, hardware manufacturing in South China, and crowdfunding capital for startups.

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