Tag: Hong Kong

A great mutual friend of Sam and I suggested we connected a couple of years ago as we both own businesses in the Employee Wellness space.  Sam built up a great company in Australia and now is replicating that success in Hong Kong. Sam's Business: My company is called Total Loyalty...
The ongoing protests for democracy in Hong Kong have been dubbed by many as the “Umbrella Revolution.” But days before the term was created, the dominant internet meme supporting the protests was built around student selfies accompanied by hashtags #HKClassBoycott and #HKStudentStrike. This was in line with what was...
Last month, my friend Paul Orlando and I launched Startup Hug*, an experiment in cultivating an early adopter community here in Hong Kong. As part of the process, we evaluated over 130 local startup websites (the list came from Paul’s We Are HK Tech). One side product is that we categorized...
The global economy is undergoing a fundamental change. Despite concerns over slowing growth in the People’s Republic of China, India, and Japan, and the possible dissolution of the eurozone, global economic growth is accelerating. How can this paradox be explained? If the global economy is shifting toward the more rapidly...
The relationship between Singapore and Hong Kong is one of rivalry. In the economic sense, I mean. We vie to be Asia’s financial hub, compete to be a haven for investors and rich migrants among others. But one realm in which Singapore never aspired to beat its rival is...
TrustedCompany.com announces US$1M Series A Financing Round from German TENGELMANN ventures, 500 Startups and Asia Venture Group • Will make use of financing for continued growth in SEA and India,  ccelerated product innovation and expansion into Africa and Brazil • TrustedCompany.com is showing great traction with clients such as Lenskart in India, iMoney.my, 8Share...
The Asian Entrepreneur speaks with Popp Polpat and Djoann Fai about DrinkEntrepreneurs Bangkok. In your own words what is Drink Entrepreneurs? We are a social business ecosystem accelerator. We are monthly social event that gather passionate entrepreneurs, coders, designers, investors, corporate managers and media around a drink. It’s where different parts of the business...
Singapore – Two Singapore teams, consisting of students and alumni from the National University of Singapore (NUS) received prizes at the 2014 Global Talentrepreneur innovation & Collaboration (GlobalTiC) Award last week. Novelsys received the top prize for the Youth Pre-Start-up category, having competed against 11 other teams from Asia,...
KUALA LUMPUR – Catcha Group is pleased to announce the inclusion of four of its companies in a report published by Business Insider on ASEAN’s 8 Biggest Internet Companies, based on their market capitalization1, with the iProperty Group (ASX:IPP) holding top honours. The eight companies listed have a collective...
Should China want to remain an international economic superpower, it will need to substitute its current growth model – one largely based on abundant, cheap labor – with a different comparative advantage that can lay the foundation for a new, more sustainable growth strategy. Chinese policymakers are hoping now that...