Entrepreneur

Hong Kong

AcceleratorHK Looking for Foreign Startups to Come to Hong Kong

By | Sep 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

A new startup accelerator has launched in Hong Kong, and it’s looking for startups from all over the world to come to the bustling, Chinese port city for three months. The AcceleratorHK program will run from November to early February and is open to…

Android

Hong Kong

Chinese Wedding Rituals Help Hong Kong’s Snapshock Succeed

By | Aug 6, 2012 at 11:00 am

To celebrate their upcoming marriage, Chinese couples often do a pre-wedding photo shoot – different from traditional engagement pictures in the West. “In Asia, I think it is more formal,” says Peter Choi, a Hong Kong entrepreneur. He explains that a photo package might…

Startup

Hong Kong

Backed by $8 Million, Hong Kong Trading Site Aims to Go Global

By | Mar 22, 2012 at 9:43 am

Trading portal 8 Securities launched in Hong Kong this Tuesday, backed by $8 million in funding. The TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing finalist has built a web app that makes trading social: you can read news and research right within the platform, trade stocks on Hong…

Android

Hong Kong

Can’t Decide on a Facebook Cover Photo? Try This App

By | Feb 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

Now that Timeline is becoming mandatory, Facebook users are scrambling – some begrudgingly – to pick cute and clever cover photos. For the uninspired, a new Android app helps you choose cover photos that are sure to pick up some “likes.” Facebook Timeline Covers:…

Gear & Gadgets

Hong Kong

Meet Autom, the Weight-Loss Robot

By | Dec 17, 2011 at 10:00 am

Just in time for the holiday buffet tables and New Year’s resolutions, a new weight-loss robot named Autom has hit the market. This cute, lifelike machine looks at you, talks to you, and even blinks “her” blue eyes at you. Autom is designed to…

Software

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Startup Heads to Chile for Accelerator Program

By | Sep 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

Chile is aspiring to become a “global innovation hub” with Start-Up Chile, enticing startups to travel across the world for US$40,000 in equity-free seed capital and one-year work visas. 154 companies were selected on Friday for its latest class, and one of those is…

Startup

Hong Kong

3 Startups for Finding Work in Hong Kong

By | Sep 27, 2011 at 9:55 am

Some observers think the way we work is fundamentally changing, and Hong Kong entrepreneur William Liang is one of them. “We’re strong believers in the new work/labor paradigm – the granularization of labor units,” says Liang. Rather than work 9-5 jobs, many young adults…

Software

Hong Kong

Startups: Reach Millions More Users with OneSky Translation

By | Sep 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

Apple reported that iPhone sales almost quadrupled in the Asia-Pacific region in the third quarter of 2011, while rising 142.2 percent overall – the sign of an expanding market abroad. Meanwhile, many startups target local or national audiences, missing out on millions of users….

Interviews

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Native: Why I Moved Back to Startup [VIDEO]

By | Sep 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Paul Lee is the founder of Ximplar, a startup that creates spreadsheet software for businesses and hearing enhancement technology. Raised in Hong Kong until he crossed the ocean to attend the University of Michigan, Lee worked on startups in Silicon Valley and New York…

Entrepreneur

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Students Take a Hands-On Course in Entrepreneurship

By | Sep 16, 2011 at 11:30 am

Entrepreneur William Liang jokes that Hong Kong is like the dystopian city in the movie Metropolis: businessmen in finance and real estate live in the glitzy limelight, while most of the city is toiling underground to support them. And tech startups are down there,…

Interviews

Hong Kong

Young Female Founder Defying Stereotypes in Hong Kong Art Community [VIDEO]

By | Sep 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

Alice Zhang used the word “relatable” over and over to describe her gallery’s art, and it’s also one of the best ways to describe her. Wearing a stylish, loose white shirt and tan heels for our interview, she digressed about Beijing and food in…

Android

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Startup TalkBox Struggles Against Chinese Copycats

By | Sep 13, 2011 at 11:30 am

When the Hong Kong startup TalkBox was preparing to launch their Android app, they posted a countdown online. But they were shocked to see a copycat company in China post the same countdown – right down to the design and the source code. “It’s…

Entrepreneur

Hong Kong

Startups Aren’t Cool in Hong Kong

By | Sep 12, 2011 at 11:30 am

Startups are becoming trendy in the United States – so trendy that a controversial piece in the Washington Post chided entrepreneurs for their Hollywood mentality. But in the financial center of Hong Kong, startup founder is not a job title to brag about. “Hong…

News

Hong Kong

CakeDeals Aggregates Deals in Growing Asian Market

By | Sep 10, 2011 at 2:40 pm

While the craze for daily deals may be calming down in the United States, they are still a novelty in Asia. Groupon acquired Indonesian deal site Disdus in April, and LivingSocial picked up Korea’s Ticket Monster in August and Southeast Asia’s Ensogo in June….