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Chalk failure up to experience, then move on to your next idea

William Zeckendorf, the American property developer who died recently, is not well known in Hong Kong, but he is credited with literally shaping and transforming Manhattan with his buildings.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014, 5:20am 1 comment

No matter the trials of living in Hong Kong, dream big and do it

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times …" That’s what Charles Dickens wrote about the French Revolution and some people say today’s Hong Kong is more or less in this kind of situation.

2 Dec 2013 - 8:04am 4 comments

Google's Eric Schmidt launches programme to help young Hong Kong entrepreneurs

Google chairman Eric Schmidt is visiting Hong Kong today to boost the US technology giant’s ties with local tycoons and the city’s future business leaders.

4 Nov 2013 - 7:38pm 3 comments

Angel investor is really getting started on China

Dave McClure of 500 Startups embodies Silicon Valley's famous casualness right down to the frayed hems of his jeans and flip-flops he wears to give a talk at Cocoon, a co-working space for start-ups in Tin Hau. And when he sits down for this interview at the InterContinental hotel to talk about tech entrepreneurship in China, he slips his shoes off under the table and chats with a drink in hand.

7 Jun 2013 - 3:46am

Hong Kong tech start-ups need more active help

Studying for his master's degree in 2008 at Stanford University, Daniel Cheng Yuen was struck by how fragmented information was when looking for campus club activities, which run into the thousands.

28 May 2013 - 3:30pm

FringeBacker pulls in crowds and quick funds

There was a time when one had to find an angel investor or a private equity fund to translate a great idea into a great business. Now, one can just click a mouse and rustle up millions of dollars by pitching to small-time investors on the internet.

24 May 2013 - 4:40am

Internet proves saviour for traditional bookshop

When Desmond Wong Yik-bun came up empty-handed from a search of Hong Kong's bookstores, his quest to find the title he was after took him on the first steps towards a new business. On a trip to Taiwan, he not only found the book but discovered that the island has far more publishers than in his home city. And, crucially for Hong Kong, the island's publishers offer more books in traditional Chinese characters.

20 May 2013 - 4:24am

Generation why

Kent Tong Ting-hung has one year left for his business administration degree at Hong Kong Shue Yan University and he is already an entrepreneur.

20 May 2013 - 9:52am 1 comment

Hong Kong Club should help innovator group

The HUB (www.the-hub.net) is an association of co-working spaces that currently number 38 globally, including three in Asia - Singapore, Seoul and Tokyo - with another 17 cities approved to open.

19 May 2013 - 3:55am 1 comment

Incubator company Nest gives budding entrepreneurs their big chance

It's Saturday in Sheung Wan and Simon Squibb is explaining the rules of the game for the third time this morning - there will be 15 minutes for the pitch, during which the judges stay silent, followed by a Q&A session and then feedback.

17 May 2013 - 4:55am