Tag Archives: hong kong

Hong Kong government joins the startup bandwagon with a new website

The Hong Kong government, via InvestHK, has released a website which is supposed to help startups get started. Good luck. Start Me Up!

If you live in Hong Kong and have eaten vegetables you’ve eaten garbage and heavy metals

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. […]

The International Conference on Solid Waste 2013 Hong Kong

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 […]

What it actually takes to establish a Hong Kong Limited Company; Part 3

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 […]

Words of warning to “safe and secure, prestigious” job seekers

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” […]

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 […]