MAKE IDEAS HAPPEN
- Scott Belsky, founder of Behance
"It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen."
Why a tech analyst ventured into insurance and 4 takeaways
It was already 10pm, but the emergency room at the Queen Mary Hospital was packed. A broadcast announced: “Patients who have been here since 330pm, please be patient.” A wait of almost seven hours for emergency medical attention!
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Insurance
Three ways to quash questions from desperate applicants
How to deal with candidates' relentless questions on their interview progress
Topics: Human Resources
Locobike strikes back - From bike-sharing, to creative workshop and fresh food e-commerce
Locobike's key founders grew up in Tai Po. Unlike in urban areas, bicycles are part of everyday life for residents in the New Territories.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Hardware , Bike-sharing
Three Learnings for Companies in Growth Stage
It has always been my honor and privilege to co-found and lead Guru Online, a digital marketing house. In a collaborative endeavor, we have grown from a startup of 4 to a hub of 300 talents.
Topics: Business Development , Digital Marketing
Female entrepreneurship in a fintech startup
If you are using the big banks to run international payments, you probably are spending 4-5% more than you need to. This challenge was the genesis for Airwallex.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Finance & Investment
Who will join you on the Startup battlefield?
Whenever a new colleague joins Bowtie, they will upload a photo of their favourite hero as their profile picture. This profile picture can feature a comic book hero or even their family cat.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Hong Kong
Advertising strongman takes lead in creating a multimillion-dollar renovation ecosystem
Having worked in online advertising, I have always wondered if I should create something that belongs to myself instead of others.
Your experiences shape your achievements
I am an entrepreneur born after the 1980s. Change has remained a fixture in my life since my school years. I have switched schools multiple times during which I repeated a year and skipped grades.
Topics: Start-up , Insurance
From people of 5 to 20 worldwide offices
While I was travelling in Nepal with Ethan and friends in 2013, we were discouraged that there was little travel booking service.
Topics: Start-up , Tourism (Travel)
Should I give my personal data to a startup?
Hong Kong’s startup scene is booming in the recent years, whether you are looking for personal services, like storage, education, repair, travel, banking, biking or business-related offe
From Trader to Fintech: 2 years in a startup vs 20 years in an IBank
I have been a trader for most of my working life. It’s an exciting job and still a dream for many of the students I meet & teach in HK.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Fintech
Why Leaders Need Leaders to Affect Change
If I’ve learned anything from starting my own company , it’s that entrepreneurship starts with an individual’s desire to solve a problem or problems. But as the company grows, one also has to grow into much more than just an entrepreneur.
4 Steps to Successfully Raising Venture Capital in Hong Kong
When I launched the PacificLink Group in 1998, it started with a love for web design and an ambition to change how businesses can realise their online potential.
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.
Topics: Capital Funding
How an Engineer can succeed as a Startup CEO
Transitioning from the tech side to the executive suite requires laser focus and no shortage of nuance. From CTO to CEO, let me share with you my experience.
Topics: Start-up , Engineering Services
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.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , China , Jewellery
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.
Topics: Entrepreneurship, Operations, Product Development , ASEAN, North America , Logistics & Transport Services, Technology , on-demand
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.
Topics: Entrepreneurship, Operations , Hong Kong , Specialised Products, Technology