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.
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
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.
Topics: Entrepreneurship, Funding, Mergers & Acquisitions , North America , Specialised Products, Sports Goods, Toys & Games
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.
Topics: Business Development, Hiring, Leadership, Management, Sales , ASEAN, Hong Kong
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.
Topics: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Leadership, Marketing, Networking , Hong Kong, North America, Worldwide
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.
Topics: Entrepreneurship, Leadership , Hong Kong , Technology