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Surround App Launch Party

Traction isn’t everything

This post appeared first in JumpStart Magazine May 2017 issue as part of Postmortem Conferences, a yearly conference I organize about startup leassons learned

It’s summer 2012, I am running the UX-Web Design Studio I set up over a year ago, and things are doing ok-ish. We have work enough, not a cash cow, but we share a nice office and work on projects we like. But it’s consultancy work, not scalable, not repeatable and the business model is straightforward: selling hours.

Being in and out of Mainland China for the previous 10 years, I had a QQ and a Sina Weibo account Read more…

Hong Kong Dollar

Fintech, the polarizing industry for Hong Kong

Hong Kong, the ultimate fintech place, or not?

Hong Kong has his share of financial institutes, but is Hong Kong also a good place to have a fintech startup? Read more…

Warehouse

Why Hong Kong is a good base for a logistics startup?

This is the second post, from a trio of posts, I’ve written about Hong Kong as a startup hub with a Dutch angle. This post will highlight the logistics part of Hong Kong. One about hardware and one is going to be about FinTech.

Logistics

The similarities between The Netherlands and Hong Kong pre-date startups. Hong Kong is a strong logistical center, it operates a big container port (4th globally), in addition to being driving distance of the port of Guangzhou (8th globally), and Shenzhen (3rd globally). These 3 ports are situated in the Pearl River Delta. The 3 combined handled in 2013 Read more…

Picture: “Hong Kong Victoria Harbour Pano View from ICC 201105” by WiNG – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Hong Kong as startup hub for hardware startups

What can Hong Kong mean for (Dutch) hardware startups?

Hong Kong startups has many similarities with startups The Netherlands in the way of challenges and knowledge. This is the first in a series of blog posts and in this post I will highlight the Hardware part of Hong Kong, other posts will be about startups in: Logistic, Finance and Garments.
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Uber Tesla HK

My year with Uber Hong Kong

Uber has been in operation in Hong Kong for almost 1.5 years now (YES, they still operate in Hong Kong) and I am an user as of day 1 , with an average of more than 1 ride a day (500+ total) and I’ve seen a lot….
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Picture: “Hong Kong Victoria Harbour Pano View from ICC 201105” by WiNG – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

What is really needed to start a startup?

“Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem, is there really something missing?”

After the launch of the Visa scheme for Startups reactions were mostly positive, but sparked also the discussion what else is needed in Hong Kong Read more…

Picture: “Hong Kong Victoria Harbour Pano View from ICC 201105” by WiNG – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Visa for startup founders in Hong Kong

A lot is written about Hong Kong as a startup ecosystem, but one thing is for sure: a working visa isn’t a breakpoint anymore!
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Startup groupies

Startup groupies in HK

A growing startup eco-system, like in Hong Kong, comes with its own dynamics; over enthusiastic founders, soliciting lawyers, great mentors, visionaries, black hat investors, brilliant ideas, multi-million dollar acquisitions, big failures, smart (and dumb) capital, startup entertainment and: startup groupies Read more…

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Pitch bootcamp

Join me at the Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp:

– Startup Pitch Bootcamp
– 2015-03-12 on 07:00 to 09:00 PM
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comic

10 Reasons why YOU SHOULD NOT attend Postmortem.HK this Saturday!

#1. You have ZERO INTEREST in startups.
#2. The last time YOU FAILED was … well never.
#3. You are too busy working on the next Facebook.
#4. You’ve never paid for amazing speakers, buffet, drinks and giveaways.
#5. You’d rather read TechCrunch than the Founder’s Dilemma.
#6. You’d rather hear about someone else’s vanity metrics.
#7. You already know everything about startups.
#8. You love top10s on Noteworthy.
#9. You prefer networking with real winners.
#10. In your book failure is too embarrassing, heartbreaking, embittering, or enraging to discuss in public.
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