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Pitching to investors: lessons learned by local entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

Pitching to investors: lessons learned by local entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley

While a new generation of entrepreneurs is emerging in Hong Kong, both local and from abroad, young business bosses still face challenges in securing seed capital from local financial resources.

Monday, 26 January, 2015, 2:53pm

Unique travel experiences at reasonable prices

Unique travel experiences at reasonable prices

Independent travellers can easily get air tickets and book hotel rooms online, but finding special activities and new experiences at their travel destinations can still be a challenge.

19 Jan 2015 - 4:21pm

In touch with the neighbourhood

In touch with the neighbourhood

The old way of finding a tutor or selling a piece of furniture was to pin a message on a notice board at the local supermarket or in the management office of your building or housing estate. In the Internet age, online forums and discussion groups have almost completely wiped out that way of doing things.

5 Jan 2015 - 5:23pm

Inspiring place for start-ups

Inspiring place for start-ups

With its central geographical location in Asia, its role as the gateway to mainland China, and a long tradition of hardworking entrepreneurship, Hong Kong is well-placed to substantially contribute to the start-up boom.

17 Dec 2014 - 3:10pm

Managing students’ iPads

Managing students’ iPads

The emergence of mobile devices has improved our quality of life in some ways, but also brought downsides like the over-use of devices bordering on addiction. Zorro Cheng has recognised this problem and, as a co-founder of Avrio Solution Company, is a local pioneer of the concept of mobile device management.

17 Dec 2014 - 3:06pm

A life less ordinary: China's young entrepreneurs

An Chuandong, a young entrepreneur in Beijing, is following his dream. Right, a job fair in Nanjing. Photo: SCMP

Like a growing number of young graduates on the mainland, An Chuandong, 23, chose to take a risk and prove himself by starting his own business.

16 Dec 2014 - 8:52am 2 comments

Hong Kong social enterprises on an upward trajectory

Hong Kong social enterprises on an upward trajectory

Social enterprises (SEs) are seen as an innovative way of tackling various issues which concern the community by setting up new businesses which usually operate on a not-for-profit basis. For nearly a decade, various stakeholders have been actively developing this concept in Hong Kong and to date the city probably has the highest number of social enterprises per capita in Asia.

11 Dec 2014 - 11:34am

Facebook fundraiser creates positive sponsor image

Facebook fundraiser creates positive sponsor image

Crowd funding has helped many big ideas get off the ground without the need for one major investor. Now, a few creative minds in Hong Kong have created their own version of this form of fund-raising to benefit various charity projects.

11 Dec 2014 - 10:28am

A Business Mind: Going it alone

A Business Mind: Going it alone

3 Dec 2014 - 10:20am

A website to get together with likeminded parents

A website to get together with likeminded parents

Descriptions of “tiger moms” and “Kong kids” have been the talk of the town lately, following reports of how parents enrol their children in a marathon of extra classes every week for music, art, dancing, sports and academic tuition.

27 Nov 2014 - 10:39am

A Business Mind: building a business stitch by stitch

Katherine Cosentino, chief executive of J.J. Threads

In little more than three years, J.J. Threads has gone from being a newly launched website to a company employing 10, which is in talks with investors and has big plans for further expansion.

18 Nov 2014 - 3:19pm

Forming the start-up ecosystem – Part 3

Forming the start-up ecosystem – Part 3

Wynd, a bright and airy co-working space on Wyndham Street, with balconies looking onto the Old Central Police Station, has a different profile again, with fewer tech companies and more from the creative industries. Wynd has also housed several companies headquartered overseas who are seeking to set up shop in Hong Kong.

11 Nov 2014 - 10:54am

Hong Kong’s latent creativity

Hong Kong’s latent creativity

Paul Lee’s latest venture in a series of start-ups stretching back to his years in Silicon Valley is ACEHearing. It is a new project based on technology Lee co-invented and developed with medical experts, sound engineers and audiologists. And the main purpose of the resulting device is to enhance the quality of hearing, thereby helping to improve the quality of life for countless people.

11 Nov 2014 - 10:48am

Forming the start-up ecosystem – Part 2

Forming the start-up ecosystem – Part 2

The Good Lab opened in 2012 out of a different consideration. The five funding members felt Hong Kong needed a hub for social entrepreneurs and social innovators where they could meet, share resources and be inspired.

3 Nov 2014 - 11:28am

A Business Mind: Allen Wong, founder, Or Tea

A Business Mind: Allen Wong, founder, Or Tea

Allen Wong, founder of tea company Or Tea, came up with the name from the popular phrase coffee or tea, but owning such a business was never part of his original career plans. After studying hospitality in Switzerland, he retuned to Hong Kong aiming to make his way in that sector.

3 Nov 2014 - 11:24am

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