Category Hong Kong

STARTUPS.HK – A directory of (almost) everything startup in Hong Kong

UPDATE: The government got around to creating a site that covers what I proposed here. Check it ou at Welcome to my newest project (anyone want to co-found?),, a website which soon become a searchable directory of/for all the players in the Hong Kong startup scene, including: Startups: ideas, seed stage, funded, exited Money: […]

Singapore VC and government program to assist Startups with hiring issues

I should have moved to Singapore. Come one Hong Kong, where are you? It seems to me that Singapore is wiping the startup floor with Hong Kong. This is from Tech In Asia: Startups always have difficulties hiring and retaining talent. Graduates usually prefer to work in government and corporate jobs that give good salary […]

The Way Hong Kong VCs Should Be

This is via Chris Dixon’s blog, discussing the development, or perhaps innovation, of VC firms: Earlier this year I got to meet the a16z team and observe the operation directly. There are over 60 people at the firm. Only six people do traditional VC activities: investing, joining boards, and helping out. The rest are exclusively […]

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. […]