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FilmSkout wins Startup Weekend Hong Kong 2012

After a long but joyfulness Startup Weekend in Hong Kong (the November edition) all anticipation became to an end when the winner was announced: FilmSkout.
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Startup Weekend Hong Kong 2012

I will be mentoring at the Startup Weekend Hong Kong this weekend (Nov 9-11).

At the beginning of this year I was also a mentor on the Startup Weekend Guangzhou. It’s a good platform to test, validate and accelerate a startup idea in just one weekend.
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Windows 8, Pfff, a first look.

This weekend I had the chance to play around with Windows 8 on an Asus Zenbook, an ultrabook, I played with the UI and to put it mildly: I’m not excited. Read more…

And we’re in!

[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:

Hi guys,
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!

Tech Co-Founder Found and she’s Chinese!

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?
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Finding a Tech Co-Founder quest

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.
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Launch button

To Startup or not to Startup

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 .
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HK vs Mainland China [Dutch]

Bus ladingen vol cultuurverschil.

Ze komen met luxe busjes de grens over… zwangere Chinese vrouwen die hun kind in Hong Kong ter wereld willen brengen voor een Hong Kong ID.

Dit is een van de vele voorbeelden die toont dat er nog een wereld van verschil is tussen de voormalige Britse kolonie Hong Kong en het vaste land van China. De afgelopen weken lijken de spanningen hieromtrent zelfs toe te nemen. Vooral via de sociale netwerken wordt er veel ongenoegen geuit.
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