[This post was originally posted on the Surround App website]
After applying for the Accelerator HK the long wait begun, but we just received an e-mail:
Congratulations! We’re happy to offer you a spot in AcceleratorHK’s first cohort!
“We are in!”
We are excited and are looking forward to work with Accelerator HK and the other teams as of November 5th!
In my latest blogpost I wrote about my quest to find a Tech Co-Founder for the Startup I’m working on.
[Think of a Drum roll sound]: I found one and she’s Chinese!
Why is that so strange?
When I applied for the Accelerator HK program I had a tech co-founder in mind, but he had not yet confirmed because of his current gig and possible extension of that. After a week of nail biting he sadly but respectfully declined, the current gig was continuing.
So now I had applied for a Startup program on my own and I cannot code (at least not the last versions of coding languaes) My last coding from scratch was in Basics:
10 PRINT "Hello World";
20 GOTO 10
(And I even had to Google this now to see if I didn’t make any programming failures in these 2 lines, which I did, darn “;”)
But that wont help me a lot on a mobile app in HTML5.
To startup or not to start up, that’s the question.
I did my share of startups already, not startups as a lot of people see the definition of a startup, but I started 4 companies so far and they are all still existing. With the first one I was still studying and the last one was 1,5 years ago here in Hong Kong. But there was always one thing NOT applicable to those companies: scalability .