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A Business Mind: Daniel Kerr, founder of OpenCart

Daniel Kerr, founder of OpenCart, one of the world’s top e-commerce software suppliers, saw a market gap in the technology of e-commerce and decided to make it his niche.

Tuesday, 30 September, 2014, 5:47pm

A business Mind: Sum Wong

Sum Wong, co-founder and chief executive of Eventxtra, founded his first start-up while at university, and hasn’t looked back since. As an information technology student, he has an exceptional market sense. Wong saw that event organisers were having a hard time monitoring their delegates, and so he came up with an IT solution.

22 Sep 2014 - 12:11pm 1 comment

How the Mormons in Hong Kong foster self-reliance

On the evening of August 24, Robert C. Gay, a former managing director at Bain Capital and holder of a Harvard PhD in business economics, presided over a small ceremony in Hong Kong. It was to inaugurate a local programme which will affect perhaps tens of thousands of citizens over the next decade.

19 Sep 2014 - 3:09pm

The unlikely rise of Shenzhen: paradise for hardware innovators

Many cities aspire to become a Silicon Valley for their region, but Shenzhen may be the only one that started out as the world's factory – and a capital for pirated goods.

15 Sep 2014 - 2:27pm

A business Mind: Ivy Wong, founder of Viss

Many people are desperate to own that fabulous outfit they have seen in movies or on television, but are having a hard time finding them. A passionate shopper herself, Ivy Wong is familiar with this experience and hopes to develop a sophisticated shopper’s guide to help buyers track down their dream items.

15 Sep 2014 - 2:22pm

A business mind: Stary Chen, co-founder of Leido Technology

Every day thousands of children cross the Shenzhen border to attend school in Hong Kong. This regular commute and the safety issues it entails are a cause for concern for many families, something which led Stary Chen, co-founder and chief executive of Leido Technology, to develop the SafeArrival system...

10 Sep 2014 - 10:26am

A business mind: Leo Wong Lu-yeung, co-founder of Sensbeat

With the emergence of social media, people can now share aspects of their lives with just a few clicks on a mobile device. Twitter is there to share written messages and Instagram for posting photos, but there seems to be no platform on which to share music. 

5 Sep 2014 - 12:00pm

A business mind: Yin-mei Chiu, founder and director of food allee and food allee HOME

Bustling with food connoisseurs and reputedly home to more eating establishments per head of population than any other city on the planet, Hong Kong is a food city to its very core. Therefore, in a saturated market, anyone thinking of launching a food and hospitality business needs to do their homework. 

5 Sep 2014 - 12:01pm

What Hong Kong entrepreneurs need to know about SEO - Part 2

Cont. from Part 1

On-Site Optimisation

If you’re making changes to your website to help it rank better in search engines then you’re engaging in on-site optimisation. On-site optimisation activities can be divided into one-time activities, and those that are ongoing.

25 Aug 2014 - 10:40am

What Hong Kong entrepreneurs need to know about SEO - Part 1

The first thing start-ups in Hong Kong need to know about SEO and other forms of digital marketing is that you cannot benchmark yourself against the local competition. Hong Kong is 10 years behind when it comes to digital marketing, and if you look at what your competitor next door is doing, you’re likely to do it wrong and keep playing catch up, rather than getting ahead.

25 Aug 2014 - 10:42am

Starting start-ups: A new approach

Can entrepreneurship be taught? This question has been asked many times and people often believe you have to be born with just the right mindset and personality to take the leap and launch a new business from scratch. We beg to differ.

20 Aug 2014 - 11:12am

A business mind: Raphael Cohen, co-founder of HotelQuickly

The founding team of HotelQuickly recognised this problem as a  vast opportunity – and decided to help hotels optimise their occupancy rates by offering discounts to consumers and making last-minute bookings as easy as possible...

21 Aug 2014 - 11:14am

Maximising chances of start-up success

Hong Kong’s famous can-do spirit and the relative ease with which a new venture can be established have inspired thousands of entrepreneurs to take the plunge and launch their own businesses. But as many budding Zuckerbergs have discovered, it takes more than a good idea to achieve lasting success...

21 Aug 2014 - 11:13am

Strong education supports HK entrepreneurship

SCMP: What are the qualities needed to be an entrepreneur?

12 Aug 2014 - 5:14pm

A business mind: Karen Farzam, WHub

After leaving her job at an equity trader in an investment bank in Tokyo, Karen Farzam moved to Hong Kong in 2010. Seeing the boom in local start-ups, she founded WHub, which connects entrepreneurs with like-minded engineers, marketing gurus and business experts, enabling them to exchange ideas and work together to build a successful business...

12 Aug 2014 - 11:10am