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  • Jul 28, 2014
  • Updated: 11:27pm

How Hong Kong can become the start-up capital of the world

The news these days, and not just in Hong Kong, is full of talk about Hong Kong and start-ups. There are articles in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal, while Cyberport is handing out HK$200 million to tech start-ups.

Monday, 21 July, 2014, 4:23pm 2 comments

A business mind: making a sponsorship marketplace for university societies

Raising students’ awareness of climate change on the mainland was Chung Jah-ying’s passion – until she founded her own...

16 Jul 2014 - 9:55am

The Singapore start-up ecosystem – A bird's eye view

Contrary to the belief that Silicon Valley was successful because of the absence of government interference, Singapore's start-up ecosystem has been proactively created by government.

16 Jul 2014 - 9:56am

Why Hong Kong is losing its entrepreneurial spirit

Hong Kong has no official religion, but for many decades, a fervent belief in capitalism served in its place.

11 Jul 2014 - 1:13pm 8 comments

A business mind: Handy mobile renting for tourists

What would you do if you had 3,000 smartphones sitting idly by? Staffers at local start-up Tink Labs certainly had an interesting way to put them into good use - they used them to build a pyramid, much as you would with decks of cards.

16 Jul 2014 - 9:46am

A business mind: Ken Lo, founder and design director at BLOW

While local and international recognition has come early in his career, multi-award winning designer Ken Lo, the founder and design director of BLOW, prefers to measure the success of his entrepreneurial endeavours in terms of design statements that…

30 Jun 2014 - 11:21am

CityU professor trains Chinese universities in how to teach entrepreneurship

For Professor Sun Hongyi, who teaches a highly popular course on innovation at City University (CityU), the Chinese kitchen encapsulates the strong potential – as well as some limitations – for innovation by Chinese people. Western kitchen tools…

24 Jun 2014 - 10:03am

The Paradox of Angel Investment in Hong Kong

Hong Kong may be one of the wealthiest cities in Asia, but angel investing is still at an early stage of development. However, if it is to encourage vibrant entrepreneurship, angel investment is a key part of the ecosystem. Brigitte Baumann, who has…

30 Jun 2014 - 11:24am

Cyberport young entrepreneurs

Dan Ropski had options. He could have taken a comfortable job in engineering or business, or he could build an online education start-up in Hong Kong while living in Shenzhen. If he needed to stay overnight in Hong Kong, he would sleep either on friends…

30 Jun 2014 - 11:28am

Michigan’s multidisciplinary action projects take students to Mongolia

On heading to Mongolia in March, Nikhil Gudikandula, a student at the Stephen M Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, had little idea what to expect. If anything, he guessed it would be a fairly tranquil scene, with images of sheep and nomadic horsemen usually coming to mind...

30 Jun 2014 - 11:41am