Category Hong Kong

Another Perspective on Starting up in Hong Kong

I recently found a blog by another entrepreneur with eyes on Hong Kong. The man, Joshua Steimle, owns an IT tech company in the US and is planning on moving to Hong Kong around June 2013. As he is married with children, and makes more money than I, his blog provides a very different perspective […]

Protoype Parts Sourcing Problems; Scientific Equipment Suppliers in Hong Kong

We are having a difficult time securing scientific glassware for our proof of concept prototype we are building. It seems that scientific supply companies in Hong Kong have absolutely no interest in working with small companies. “I knew that my passion lay in experimental science way way back,” says Douglas Osheroff, who shared the 1996 […]

StartupsHK October Start Club event

So these guys are having their October “Start Club” event tomorrow, Monday the 29th in LKF. It’s called “Starting Local, Going Global”, but beyond that I don’t know what the event is about. They’ll have some startups pitch their ideas, which is always interesting (I’ve attempted to pitch at these guy’s event, but they keep […]

The nascent startup ecosystem in Hong Kong; lack of all scientists

Someone in the Linkedin StartUpsHK group posted this article in the forum today. The point of the article is that there are not enough people studying and practicing science in Hong Kong who are willing to join a startup. For some reason the article installed the word “computer” in front of the word “science”, though. […]

Start Club, Hong Kong startup scene

Lo, what is this image! Can it be that the nascent budding soul of entrepreneurialism in Hong Kong sprang forth this bastard child of hope and reckless abandon? I pray Crom, let it be so. And if it is not, then to hell with you! We’re pitching at the September event, not this one. The […]

Seed and Venture Capital in Hong Kong

UPDATE: A look at a Hong Kong Seed Fund in action, valuing Hong Kong startups 33x lower than the norm. A rather in depth (or long, depending on how you look at it) HKVCA paper on how money gets handed out in Hong Kong. Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Hong Kong’s Entrepreneurial Businesses (pdf) The […]

Housing in Hong Kong – Bootstraping Startup Version

Update (Dec 2012): New Territories Village House style Update (Jan 2013): Hong Kong Housing vs The World In this post I will attempt to communicate everything I have learned about finding a place to stay in Hong Kong from the perspective of a cheap-o poor person. This post should help the bootstrapping entrepreneur understand the […]