Get oneonone time with the experienced startup community leaders and mentors. Advance your chosen career, learn more about startup and experience a better job search. Fast forward seven years and any newcomer to the city would be shocked to hear that hong kong ever lacked a startup scene. Just a few years ago it was easy to network into hong kongs startup scene. Hong kong will never be silicon valley and should not try to beand this is true of all other startup ecosystems. The causeway bay books disappearances are a series of international disappearances concerning five staff members of causeway bay books, a bookstore located in causeway bay, hong kong. Hong kong, startups, and bootcamp connecting asias startup. Founder of fintech hk, a directory for the fintech community in hong kong. From what ive seen, its the biggest japanese bookstore in hong kong, and apparently has been here many years. Boo, creates an inspiring office with multifunctional space that provides an environment to work, to connect and to collaborate a union of commerce, community and culture. Jul 25, 2017 the ultimate guide to hong kong book stores highlights of hong kongs best sources for english language books, including art books, used book shops, specialty book stores, and online retailers. The retail outlets are strategically located in prime business and residential districts. As well as being one of the worlds most exciting cities, hong kong is asias most promising business hub.
Hk startup society exists to serve hong kongs startup entrepreneurs in their quest to achieve startup success through a wealth of exclusively curated content provided by an elite group of startup entrepreneurs around the world. A community of startup pioneers you can trust and learn from. Casey lau casey belongs to the first group of startuppers here in hong kong. To that aim, ive scoured both the internet and hong kong for bookstores that sell books in japanese. Bookshop to reopen as social enterprise after donors save. All page one bookstores closed on thursday as the firm was taken over by accountancy agency kpmg. The website doesnt have much information about the products they carry. It was fun to read about people i know personally, and companies ive worked for and to learn more about the state of the startup community in. In addition, these industries will help drive ecommerce in hong kong, further expanding overseas markets for hong kong enterprises. It has the largest collection of english and chinese book titles in hong kong with over 27 million titles for selection. Startup ecosystems can be fragmented, competitive, and hidden to newcomers, which is detrimental for local startups and community growth.
Aug 09, 2012 hong kong, like singapore, is a city that is a financial hub for many international businesses, but still a small market. Our mission is to unleash startups full potential by connecting them to the resources they need. Powering hong kongs fintech community the fintech association of hong kong ftahk is an independent, notforprofit, membershipbased association representing hong kongs fintech community globally. Discover the people that make the startup ecosystem, vc, funded startups, accelerators and incubators. This meetup facilitates casual networking events, startup lectures, and weekly online pitching events. Listings, local tech news, and other startup publications. With 5 floors of beautifully designed open plan flexible workspace or shared office with hot desks, dedicated workstations, stylish private offices, meeting rooms and a lovely 21st floor sun terrace. Startupr hong kong limited will support your business all the way, from inception and registration, to daily operations.
If the crowds it packs in for readings and discussions are any indication, this lofty bookstore has achieved its goal. Before you even do business with us, you can get free startup formation advice from our websites and blog, including the business registration process and incorporation requirements. Whub is the best place to discover and connect with hong kong startups. It should come as no surprise that hong kong is asias most dynamic startup. Between october and december 2015, five staff of causeway bay books went missing. Check out our startup guide to learn how to turn your book business dream into a bestseller. Hall 5e, hong kong convention and exhibition centre, wan chai. Hong kong startup ecosystem by startupblink hong kong, hong. We have 8 companies in the hong kong fintech accelerator supercharger, the. Cocoon is a coworking space and leading network for entrepreneurs focused on community building, education and early stage investment based out of hong kong. Hong kong is rapidly becoming a highranking global startup city. Founded in 2016 under the federation of hong kong industries, hong kong startup council aims to serve as a platform to connect startups, hong kong entrepreneurs and investors in order to create synergies between old and new economies. Startmeuphk festival is the leading startup and innovation conference event in hong kong, bringing together startups, seasoned entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, students and academics. All pageone bookstores close in hong kong as liquidators.
Established in february 2017 bleak house books in chinese is an indie bookshop in hong kong that specializes in new and used english language books. We have over 11 million titles from different publishers on english books, story books, university textbooks. At least two of them disappeared in mainland china, one in thailand. He is the cofounder of startupshk, which is the leading storehouse of information on the hk startup scene. Startup grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Understand the bookshop industry the first steps to setting up a bookshop rules and regulations of running a bookshop making the most of the internet ways to make profit with your book business how. Entrepreneurship ecosystem of hong kong interim report marta dowejko, kevin au, and nell shen 922014. Page one a chainstore in hong kong, has one in malls like festival walk, harbor city, times square, and one in central district. Ooosh defined as the cheer of triumph, is a coworking space where passionate entrepreneurs from new and old economies collide. Ill certainly use and tomas for any future incorporations and ill certainly be recommending his services to the startup community in bangkok. That story, which weve repeated many times over, is what kickedoff the startup scene in hong kong for us back in 2009 and look at how much its grown. Setting a foot in the hong kong french tech ecosystem. So, i decided to aim for n1 of the japanese language proficiency test jlpt for july 2016. In 2009, 6 entrepreneurs got together in a coffee shop in causeway bay to talk start.
Whether you are a freelancer, or a young startup company, youll need an office without paying a treasure in a stimulating environment, populated by people like you, who. Hong kong, like singapore, is a city that is a financial hub for many international businesses, but still a small market. Startupshk was founded in 2009 by casey lau, jon buford, gene soo and daniel cheng to help grow the startup community in hong kong. The mission of startupshk is to drive awareness to startups and entrepreneurs through conferences, networking events and its web platform with the main goal of sharing startup knowledge and connecting different. A startup with a plan to take on amazon in the world of digital book sales might at first seem, well, a little crazy.
May 28, 2015 the original maybe, second hong kong coworking space cocoon opened way back in 2012 and has been the cornerstone for the startup zone here in hk. One cannot make a list of japanese bookstores in hong kong without mentioning asahiya. Meet new hires and investors in hong kong or our 600. There are several ways you can fund your business, like taking out a loan, tapping into. The book defines the boulder thesis, drawn from my 17 years of being an entrepreneur and investor in the boulder startup community, to create a framework for creating a vibrant, longterm startup community.
Launched in 20 as an initiative by investhk, startmeuphk seeks to promote hong kong as a startup destination, connect entrepreneurs, and create a vibrant ecosystem that draws innovative, high impact ventures from around the world to our city. Ikky is a hong kongbased app which allows you to book restaurants, events, salon appointments and doctors visits all in one. To discover more about startmeuphk and our hong kong startup ecosystem please click the buttons below. I recommend it to anyone interested in startup communities, but also anyone interested in learning more about boulder itself. If we could only do more of the right thing and less of the wrong things maybe we could build a little momentum. The community is enormous now and the citys entrepreneurial buzz is. He cofounded and sold an ecommerce startup in 2000, following that up with 3 more. These people are in it to remake hong kong in a startup imageand. At bleak house books we love books but what we love even more are good books. The company will not be responsible or held liable in any way if any startup or employer or other user, in breach of the terms and conditions, whether in hong kong or elsewhere, uses the jobseekers personal data, information or materials for any purpose other than for recruiting potential employees. We profile 50 startups we are excited about coming out of hong kongs thriving. Oct 20, 2017 hong kong has always been about trade and in the 21st century a coterie of promising startups are keeping the tradition. However, its jlpt materials corner was very small in proportion to its overall size.
By continuing your visit on the website, you consent to the use of the cookies. Heres thedesks quick guide to hong kongs startup ecosystem. Hong kong startup council, with the support from fhki, aims to connect the startup community with different stakeholders. It was definitely the classiest one out of them all. To say that hong kongs startup ecosystem is growing, is an understatement.
Books were where amazon got its first toehold into american consumers lives. Knowledge and understanding is the first step to building a strong career path. We are dedicated to cultivating a dynamic, creative and collaborative environment for hong kongs nomadic workforce. We looked at the latest data to find out how were doing. Startup grind hong kong hosts monthly startup events to teach, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. A leading entrepreneurship network based in hong kong focused on. The fintech association of hong kong was officially launched last night to champion an open, inclusive and diverse fintech community in hong kong. Hes really created an elegant solution for incorporation in hong kong. City centre coworking at the hive wan chai, hong kong. Meet new hires and investors in hong kong or our 600 other startup communities around the world.
An entrepreneurial buzz is in the air, but we still have a way to go before we match regional rival, singapore. Its been ten years since a group of us went to listen to some talks by silicon valley people like dave mcclure at cyberport and him telling us to start your own ecosystem. Feb 26, 2015 15 hot hong kong startups to look out for startup hong kong may be a small island, but it is an area that is highly popular for entrepreneurs to establish new businesses. Lau, one of the founders of networking and community org startupshk. Each of the top 20 ecosystems has successfully grown by taking a different path, leveraging its own unique assets and ending up with a different set of. Ooosh coworking space private office hot desks event. Our idea was that if we can create a community, we can be more than just a bookstore, says one of its four young owners, daniel lee.
All pageone bookstores close in hong kong as liquidators take. C1we are a book cafe located at 10 park road midlevels, just 1 minute away from sai ying pun mtr station. Similar to singapore, it is a place with a growing number of startups and. We only accept chapter directors on 1 of 2 cohorts we run per year. Tight knit communities that work together and give before they get are the hot beds of startups. As more and more success stories pile up, hk is beginning to stake its claim as one of asias. Startup grind hong kong global community for entrepreneurs. In order to help candidates navigate the job market, at the beginning of every year, links prepares a salary snapshot detailing the trends and events within the asia job market. Startup weekend is a global network of passionate leaders and entrepreneurs on a mission to inspire, educate, and empower individuals, teams and communities.1254 130 1043 1171 738 851 1365 1491 46 1372 792 777 401 785 1150 570 697 15 697 725 486 100 130 748 903 577 938 689 148 848