Chinese wedding dress exporter finds success by being good, fast and cheap

Gao Wei, founder of Suzhou Pansy Garment Company, provides different types of wedding dresses for each of his main markets in the US, Britain, Germany and Australia. Photo: Simon Song

Cut-throat prices, rampant online piracy and fierce competition in China’s internet marketplace almost killed Gao Wei’s dream of setting up his own wedding dress company.

Monday, 3 August, 2015, 5:18pm

Meet the Chinese property tycoon whose museum business brings him joy, fame – and hopefully ‘immortality’

Fan Jianchuan gave up his booming real estate business to invest in his Jianchuan Museum Cluster, which features exhibits covering the Sino-Japanese War,  the Cultural Revolution  and Chinese folk culture. Photo: Kathy Gao

Fan Jianchuan knows he can’t take his wealth with him when he dies, so he wants his name to live on through his cluster of 26 museums

27 Jul 2015 - 10:29am

No businessman is an island: app helps China’s top entrepreneurs learn from each other

Zhenghe Island founder Liu Donghua (centre) celebrates the third anniversary of the exclusive social media platform with Chinese entrepreneurs. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Exclusive social networking platform Zhenghe Island allows Chinese business founders to share their experiences as they lead their companies in the transformative age of the internet

21 Jul 2015 - 5:35am

Symposium forges links to help start-ups scale up and branch out

( L to R ) Professor Ronald Li Director of Novoheart, Francis Kwok Chief Executive Officer of Radica, Isaac MAO Co-founder of Aivvy and Allen MA Chief Executive Officer of HKSTP were discussion on Entrepreneurship Symposium at Science Park, Tai Po

[Sponsored Article] As Hong Kong’s technology start-up community continues to expand at an energetic pace, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is continuously looking for ways to help its incubation companies, and Hong Kong’s wider start-up community, explore funding opportunities and develop business knowledge to enable them to grow their enterprises.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:55pm

Data storage and moneylending get connected

Photo credit to Los Angeles Times

The rapid emergence of the fintech sector is giving entrepreneurs extensive scope to innovate and explore. 

28 Aug 2015 - 2:34pm

‘Million Dollar’ business bosses show the drive to succeed

The President's Prize Winner - Parle

The fifth annual HKUST One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition built on the success of previous years by giving high-powered teams the inspiration and support to start new businesses.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:30pm

HKUST Students’ Innovative Wearable Ankle Device Achieves Double Victory at the YDC E-Challenge 2015

Photo credit to YDC

The results of the 16th Annual YDC E-Challenge 2015 have officially been announced. This year’s event set a new record in the number of participating educational institutions, with full-time students from a total of 16 local universities and tertiary institutes taking part in the competition. 

28 Aug 2015 - 2:29pm

Dynamic Hong Kong ‘can own FinTech phenomenon’

Dynamic Hong Kong ‘can own FinTech phenomenon’

Since the arrival of the first ATM, the worlds of finance and technology have become ever more closely linked, creating in the process the need for a special kind of expertise spanning the two sectors.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:27pm

Luxury carmaker plans to accelerate entrepreneurial spirit

Luxury carmaker plans to accelerate entrepreneurial spirit

Hong Kong-based luxury carmaker Infiniti is joining forces with investment company Nest in a drive to promote entrepreneurship and support urban development.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:18pm

How social listening can help your business

How social listening can help your business

Social marketing is ultimately about creating word of mouth—otherwise I say you’re just advertising. Smart marketers go beyond broadcasting, utilising social listening tools to better understand their audiences and maximise the social influence of their brands.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:12pm

Strategising to stake a niche in the storage business

Strategising to stake a niche in the storage business

New businesses are born and developed every day in Hong Kong, which has been hailed as one of the most exciting places for startups businesses. Several valet storage companies have mushroomed in the past few months in the race to provide the best service to the millions of people struggling with small, crowded living spaces.

28 Aug 2015 - 2:09pm

Staying focused on incremental achievements is not enough

Staying focused on incremental achievements is not enough

In today’s world, start-up companies are everywhere, covering the majority of industries – from mobile app developers to groundbreaking technology - and service providers...

28 Aug 2015 - 2:07pm

To achieve success, first you must fail

To achieve success, first you must fail

“Success” is a big word for companies. For businesses, it is the ultimate objective. All entrepreneurs and start-ups are aiming to be the next big success, hoping to become the next generation of companies like Apple and Google. It is often fascinating when the project gets one step closer towards the final goal.

28 Aug 2015 - 12:16pm

Entrepreneurship for all

Entrepreneurship for all

At many business schools today (including Chicago Booth) entrepreneurship is one of the most popular areas of study. At Booth, for example, entrepreneurship is our second most popular concentration and more students seem to be interested in the topic each and every year.

28 Aug 2015 - 12:13pm

A promising incubator for entrepreneurship

A promising incubator for entrepreneurship

Recently I have been invited to join the judging panel of Pan-Asia Venture Development (PAVD) Platform, which is an independent and self-funded platform with a mission to engage CUHK MBA students and graduates in the development of quality high-growth ventures in Asia.

28 Aug 2015 - 12:08pm