MAKE IDEAS HAPPEN

"It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen."

- Scott Belsky, founder of Behance

Learn from an elite group of the brightest and best startup founders about their successes, and perhaps more importantly, mistakes.

Latest Perspectives

by Harrison Tang

Bootstrapping 101: Why and When to Do It

It’s a nice idea to think everyone launching a startup captures the imagination (and dollars) of the first venture capitalists they pitch, and they all go on to live happily ever after. Of course, that’s usually not the case, and I have found that there is an alternate approach when VC funding is not an option.

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Topics: Capital Funding

by Gladys Kong

How an Engineer can succeed as a Startup CEO

If you’d ever told me my love for basketball would eventually help guide my path to becoming a CEO, I’d have laughed. My background is in technology, which means I ask questions — a lot of them. But running a company requires not just information gathering but also clearly communicating expectations to the team on how to proceed with what you discover. Healthy alliances feed on open dialogues on the basketball court and in the office.

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Topics: Start-up , Engineering Services

by Jeremy Sheperd

Three steps to leveraging your personal brand to build a startup

Years ago while in China, I was drawn to the beauty, mystery and promise of a string of pearls I had uncovered in an exotic market. I developed a passion for pearls, and wanted to educate myself and others more than anything else. I took this passion into a personal brand, and evolved my startup with tangible steps.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship , China , Jewellery

by William Ban

Global entrepreneurship in the on-demand economy

My experience with AirBnb, GoGoVan, DUDE have taken me to many corners of the world. Here is how this global experience shaped me as the CEO I am today.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Operations, Product Development , ASEAN, North America , Logistics & Transport Services, Technology , on-demand

by Daniel Cowen

Transitioning from the corporate world into entrepreneurship

I walked away from the stability of corporate law to help get 3Doodler started and become one of the first 3D products on the market. These are my key takeaways from that experience.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Operations , Hong Kong , Specialised Products, Technology

by Mike Zhang

Four key success factors to exit a startup successfully

At the age of 22, I sold Airsoft, the largest pure-play eCommerce Airsoft retailer in the United States. Here are four things I learnt through that process.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Funding, Mergers & Acquisitions , North America , Specialised Products, Sports Goods, Toys & Games

by Juliette Gimenez

Achieve high growth sales as a startup

My entrepreneur career was built on formulating sales, marketing and operational strategies at the early stage of startups. Here is how I built our high sales growth engine as CEO of Goxip.

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Topics: Business Development, Hiring, Leadership, Management, Sales , ASEAN, Hong Kong

by Paul Orlando

Fast-track your startup growth through an accelerator

I have founded and operated startup accelerators or incubators on three continents including the first funded accelerator in Hong Kong. Here are why I think a startup should consider joining one.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, Networking , Hong Kong, North America, Worldwide

by Patrick Lee

Irrational confidence in entrepreneurship

From co-founding Rotten Tomatoes, to AliveNotDead.com, to Hobo Labs; my journey of serial entrepreneurship have come with great reward and sacrifices but one thing has been the constant.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Leadership , Hong Kong , Technology