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

Latest Perspectives

by Benny Liu

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.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship

by Fred Ngan

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.

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Topics: Start-up , Insurance

by Eric Gnock Fah

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.

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Topics: Start-up , Tourism (Travel)

by Raymond Wyand

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

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Topics: Start-up

by Vivek Mohindra

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.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship , Fintech

by Ming Chan

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.

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by Alvin Lam

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.

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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

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.

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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, 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