Who we are?
FoundersHK (港創人) is a nonprofit, a nonpartisan, and a Hong Kong-US-based organisation. FoundersHK is a community where Hong Kong founders can get connected, get support from others, be mentored, and learn from each other.
To build Hong Kong as the next tech hub of the world by educating youngsters, producing various series, connecting the tech community in both Hong Kong and Silicon Valley.
To provide entrepreneurship education program to nurture the next generations;
To produce video and event series to drive people’s awareness about entrepreneurship;
To build an entryway for Hong Kong founders to Silicon Valley and the rest of the world by connecting founders, investors, senior corporate executives.
In 2020, we will:
Provide entrepreneurship education program to 1,000 Hong Kong students and young entrepreneurs.
Connect with 1,000 founders, investors, senior corporate executives in both Hong Kong and Silicon Valley via FoundersHK events.
"My Founding Stories" Video Series - presents the most inspiring Hong Kong founders, investors, and change-makers in both Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. These videos are where the community can learn about their war stories, lessons learned and dos and don’ts.
"My Founding Stories" Event Series - brings together the most inspiring founders, investors, and change-makers in both Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. These community events are where Hong Kong founders can get connected, get support from others, be mentored and learn from each other.
Bootcamp - Partnering with UC Berkeley, this program brings the most experienced founders, product managers and growth experts from Silicon Valley to educate, share and mentor Hong Kong startup community on highly relevant and practical lectures for the next generation of technology leaders (founders, product managers, and growth hackers). Working closely with major universities in Hong Kong, we will bring experienced product managers and growth hackers working at top technology companies including Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and more to Hong Kong entrepreneurs and students.
Selected by Inc's Magazine as one of the Silicon Valley’s investors, Edith is a general partner at Proof of Capital, China advisor at 500 Startups and founder of the China Internet Report.
Edith was previously a GM at Dolphin Browser (acquired by Changyou Nasdaq: CYOU), a Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million installs worldwide. She also worked with many Fortune 500 companies such as Siebel, AMS, AT&T Wireless and Autodesk. She has been featured on CNBC, Wall Street Journal, SCMP, BBC, Bloomberg, CBS, NPR ,etc. Edith is also an early investor in Bitcoin, Nebulas, Stellar, Republic, Libra, etc. Advisor of Dolphin Browser, Castbox, Agora.io and Dekrypt Capital.
Recognized by Andreessen Horowitz as the Silicon Valley CEO’s CEO, Alfred Chuang an accomplished entrepreneur, venture investor, and company advisor. Known for being the co-founder of BEA Systems, Alfred became CEO in 2001 and lead BEA Systems to its acquisition by Oracle for $8.6 billion.
Alfred is also the founder and Chairman at Magnet Systems, a mobile application server software company. Alfred began venture investing in 2008 and over the past decade, his portfolio grew from a handful of small startups to over 100 companies including some of the most iconic Silicon Valley technology companies. Prior to founding BEA, Chuang held many senior executive positions at Sun Microsystems.
With the achievement acquired, Norma was named as China New Media Top 100 people in 2016 and CY Zone’s 2017 Most Notable Female Entrepreneurs and was featured in Apple Store’s Cover Story in November 2018.
Norma is the founder & CEO of DayDayCook and President of Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurship Association. DayDayCook now is the largest cooking and lifestyle content platform with 80 million active viewers and has 6 experience centers nationwide. Norma has raised over USD 65M in venture funding for DayDayCook from investors including Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneur Fund, K11 Investments, Ironfire Capital, and 500 Startup.
Chief Mentorship Officer
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Philip is a Co-Founder of HomeCourt - a mobile AI company based in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong. HomeCourt was selected as Time best 100 inventions, won the Apple design award and Selected as No.1 in the Fast Company Sports category. At HomeCourt, Philip oversees product, engineering and drives customer success. Prior to HomeCourt, Philip worked at Apple and Microsoft as engineering manager. He also actively involved in startups advising/mentoring and non-profit works. He earned his B.Sc. in Math from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and M.Sc. in CS from The University of British Columbia.
Candy is a dedicated and passionate person with years of experience in managing different projects for Senior Management. She is now working as a Community Manager at FoundersHK. Before that, Candy has been working in property development and retail for companies like Carrianna Group Holdings Limited and ToysRUs. Candy has earned a M.Sc. in Operations and Supply Chain Management and a B.Sc. in Applied Psychology at the City University of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, respectively.