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Keep up-to-date with startup news and the latest startup community trends.
8 Sep 2020

Pressure cooker for talent

Hong Kong’s status as the world’s skyscraper capital reflects the dense concentration of businesses and entrepreneurs in the city, making it the ideal nurturing ground for start-ups. read more
10 Aug 2020

Need for speed in COVID testing

A start-up in Israel is tapping Greater Bay Area resources to develop a re-usable, high-speed device to detect infection by the virus. read more
6 Aug 2020

Cash-flow benefits for SMEs

A Hong Kong fintech start-up has solved a persistent problem for SMEs – sluggish payments. read more
28 Jul 2020

COVID the transformer

As the pandemic transforms businesses across the world, futurist Gerd Leonhard sees ample opportunities for start-ups to thrive in the ‘new normal’. read more
21 Jul 2020

Self-driven scoops scour waters

A Hong Kong start-up is creating autonomous plastic gathering robot swarms which could clean up the world’s waterways. read more
17 Jul 2020

Cannabis oil enters health market

A start-up sees growing demand for a cannabis extract that is getting a shot in the arm from COVID-19. read more
16 Jul 2020

DNA technology fights fish fraud

Mislabelled seafood threatens consumers and the environment – a Hong Kong start-up offers a rapid species identifier to combat the problem. read more
14 Jul 2020

Start-up sector bullish on comeback

Many of the entrepreneurial individuals driving Hong Kong’s start-up sector remain undaunted by recent setbacks. read more
13 Jul 2020

Remote conferencing zooms out

The COVID-19 pandemic drove an overnight transformation of a video-link platform into a social network. read more
9 Jul 2020

Digital tutoring round the clock

An interactive Q&A learning app from Hong Kong is gaining traction in Asia. read more
2 Jul 2020

E-Day ushers in future present

A keynote event for start-ups tackles the challenges and opportunities brought by COVID-19. read more
24 Jun 2020

Infrared remote-control hub creates smart homes

A Hong Kong start-up offers a household IoT solution to remotely control appliances and cut energy use. read more
23 Jun 2020

Rapid reliable tests vital in virus fight

A Hong Kong genetics start-up has devised a low-cost solution allowing screening for COVID-19 carriers and counts UK football stars among its clientele. read more
16 Jun 2020

Volatile environment favours start-ups

Nimble young firms took a chance to showcase their potential at the third Start-up Express. read more
11 Jun 2020

Agile start-ups take on the world

A development programme nurtures bold entrepreneurs who find creative solutions to 21st-century problems. read more
4 Jun 2020

Who adapts wins

A rapidly changing business landscape offers agile start-ups plenty of opportunities. read more
22 May 2020

Smart water on tap

A start-up seeks to encourage reusable bottle use by supplying drinking water stations in a wide range of venues. read more
15 May 2020

Global digital playground

Children from around the world use this young Hong Kong entrepreneur’s app to learn and have fun together. read more
9 Apr 2020

Entrepreneurs explore green Greater Bay Area

Low costs and proximity to Hong Kong are drawcards bringing start-ups to rural communities in southern Mainland China. read more
8 Apr 2020

Agile start-ups on viral front line

An Israeli venture-capitalist sees entrepreneurs, especially those in East Asia, leading the world out of the crisis. read more