MAKE IDEAS HAPPEN
- Scott Belsky, founder of Behance
"It's not about ideas. It's about making ideas happen."
Academic Entrepreneurship is a Fulfilling Avenue for Professional Growth
Academic entrepreneurship is often the most fertile ecosystem for many of today's unicorns. Of the top ten universities that generated the most unicorn founders in 2021, 7 were from the United States, 1 from India, and 2 from China.
Topics: Founder , Hong Kong , Medical & Healthcare Services
Science to Biotech Business: A Societal Ecosystem
I met Dr Aldrin Yim at a bioinformatics research collaboration in 2008 – an encounter which eventually led to the founding of our company, Codex Genetics.
Lessons from Silicon Valley: Do you really understand your users?
In 2014, after receiving investment from notable US startup accelerator Y Combinator, a group of six from TeamNote was given a four-month training opportunity in Silicon Valley.
From nothing to something
Hi, I am Allen, the founder of a fin tech start-up iPYGG, a Hongkonger, and a millennial.
Individuality is Everything
Is there such a thing as a watch that’s uniquely yours? A truly one-of-a-kind piece that you can own? I couldn’t find it. Not until 2014.
An entrepreneur tale – Risking it all to climb the property ladder
After graduating from University, the two co-founders applied for corporate jobs just like most Hong Kong teenagers.
Promoting Hong Kong’s panoramic content worldwide
EasyVR is an incubated start-up under the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation. The company focuses on creating a public platform to share panoramic content, such as 360-degree panoramic photographs and videos.
Why Failure Is an Essential Part of Your Entrepreneurial Journey
Failure has never been uncommon for me, and it shouldn’t be for any entrepreneur. When I arrived as a young, bright-eyed entrepreneur in Hong Kong, I thought myself prepared.
Topics: Advertising Services
Self-directed, 1-on-1, On-demand – It all begins with a question
Once upon a time, I was a math teacher at a tutoring center. As with most one-to-many learning environments, some students inevitably fell behind, and unfortunately, not every student was comfortable with speaking up in class to ask questions.
Topics: Education & Training
Redefining the loyalty game for marketers, merchants and customers
Loyalty rewards are an essential part of strategic customer journey planning. Its arguably one of the most sustainable ways in ensuring continued business growth and profit from a marketing perspective.
Veteran wine expert bringing innovation and global access to the traditional world of wines
Before founding Wineworld Xplorer, I have been in the wine industry for 12 years since when Hong Kong government abolished wine tax in year 2008. Over the years, I have not only enriched my wine trading experience, but also honed in on my entrepreneurial skills.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Fintech
Be curious and resilient – An entrepreneur’s journey from Singapore to Hong Kong
Hello! I am Adrien, the Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer at Sleek - a corporate services platform founded in Singapore in 2017 that allows entrepreneurs to incorporate their companies in Hong Kong or Singapore, manage its governance and tax/ accounting filing.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Legal Tech
Travel fast as an individual, travel further as a group
Since 2013 when we founded Manner, we had almost zero income during the first few years. I personally funded Manner’s operations with earnings from performing magic tricks.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Advertising Services , Entertainment
Taking innovations to Hong Kong and beyond
Before founding WeLab, I had been a professional banker for my whole career, which is not uncommon among Hong Kongers.
Topics: Entrepreneurship , Fintech
TranSwap Story for HKTDC HKStartupSociety
The idea for TranSwap first came to me during the Asian Financial Crisis back in 1997 when I had a US$ currency exposure, and I wanted to hedge it with an FX forward contract.
Mapxus Creates Its Own Market of Global Indoor Mapping Needs
John is a professor and co-founder of a tech startup “Maphive” in the field of indoor mapping system. In 2018, Maphive launched a brand new Indoor Mapping Technology and branded as “Mapxus”. Indoor mapping is synced to our future life and next generation, and that’s why the team at Mapxus has started R&D at it since 2013.
Defying the traditional building inspection industry
Embrace with uncertainty and accept the challenge against the norms and traditions. Let your entrepreneurial spirit continue to fuel your passion and hunger for your idea in the same way that your idea gives life to your entrepreneurial spirit.
How to save time, and drive more insights for businesses
My digital watch beeped. 12:00 a.m. It flashes, reminding me it is no longer Friday night, and I am starting to spend my Saturday in the office as well.