Due to high fertilizer costs Chinese farmers are picking up MSW at the local dump, fermenting it, and using it to fertilize their crops. Notice I didn’t say “filter” or “clean”. These crops suck up the nutrients, and the heavy metals, then get shipped to Hong Kong where you enjoy the garbage laced veggies with your local cuisine. […]

Today I read an article in the South China Morning Post about Nest, one of the more well known startup incubators and investors here in Hong Kong. The outfit holds a pitch day once a month, startups apply and are selected to pitch their startup in hopes of entering into the incubation program. We haven’t applied or […]

It dawned on me today that unless you are in Hong Kong and saw one of my presentations you don’t know what Xingergy is doing or why. A few weeks ago (this is my claim to fame) a women recognized me on the street and said, “hey, are you that guy working on the trash startup? I […]

So I’m sitting here in this lobby waiting for someone to let me onto the 8th floor where I’ll (finally) be making Xingergy’s pitch to the Incu-Tech admission panel. The Science Park has delayed my admission panel twice, so I’ve waited about three months. One thing that has me especially worried is a reply I […]

A revolution is impossible before it is inevitable. Similarly, technology seems impossible to most people until someone crazy comes along and makes it happen. Before you say “I don’t think it can be done”, consider these quotes: “I am tired of all this sort of thing called science here… We have spent millions in that […]

This is the first post from my phone. Not sure how it will work out. Happening right now is the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers International Conference on Solid Waste. Your correspondent is not attending due to the US$450 entry price. They have a student rate, set at the low low price of $200. I […]

Xingergy will be presenting at e2x.org’s Tech X Social pitch and presentation this Sunday, April 21. I wouldn’t have known about it if Kevin Au at CUHK hadn’t told me. We will be revealing our new co-founder at the presentation! That’s right. Oddly, one of the guys from StartupsHK is a judge, and I emailed […]

Recently I was searching for some data and happened to find this site. It’s called: Clear The Air Energy Blog Power Plants, Renewable Energy and Energy Saving in Hong Kong I have no idea who writes it. The blog posts are almost entirely links to other sites and articles. Are the authors actually located in […]

My earlier posts on “how to establish a company in Hong Kong” (Part 1, Part 2) were made while I was attempting to establish a company. Now that I’ve finished establishing a company, and also recovering shares, I can sshare my expeience. There is more than one type of legal entity in Hong Kong. As […]

My friend Tracy’s first hand experience and warning is at the bottom. Or read a publicized  account of another overworked PwC associate here, who died from working 18 hour days. Chinese language here. To the detriment of  startups, and human existence in general, we all know Asian parents expect their kids to get those “safe and secure, prestigious” […]