2 July 2020
unspun is a venture-backed fashion tech startup, aims to reduce inventory and textile waste in the fashion industry. It is founded by Walden and his 2 partners in 2015. Walden and his team has developed a 3D‑weaving machine. Consumers can use the machine to do a body scan, and then select the style and the colour they like. After 2 weeks, the customized jeans will be delivered to your home. How did Walden and his partners find the 1st investor? What is Walden’s view about the development of the industry?
18 June 2020
Advokate is a blockchain startup with solid technology and commercial-connections, established in 2018 by Gordon. While the team is still small, members can be found in Hong Kong, Beijing, London, and San Francisco. Gordon needs to pay attention to all details and make sure the colleagues understand the company's direction. Although the work is tough, he has no regrets about starting his business!
21 May 2020
YOHO is the first O2O company in Hong Kong. It focuses on selling electronic products and was established in 2013. Since day one, the co-founder Kathy and her partner have advocated that Hong Kong online shopping should adopt the O2O practice. Unlike other traditional companies, YOHO has a team that will take initiative to use the big data in searching for potential tech-products and introduce them to Hong Kong. Under the epidemic and great competition, Kathy always deals with the issues optimistically and keeps leading the team moving forward. Why Kathy has the idea to step out of her comfort zone and start a new business?
7 May 2020
"K.U.G." was founded by Justin Lao in Shanghai in 2013. It is an institution that provides online and offline Cantonese training. The head office is located in Hong Kong, and there are learning centers in Shanghai and Beijing. Online courses cover more than 20 cities, with more than 30,000 students, and the company has cooperated with more than 30 companies. Justin was born in Macau, grew up in Hong Kong, graduated in the UK, but he founded in Shanghai! He was an investment analyst after graduation. How come he chose to set up an institution? Has he encountered any challenges in Shanghai?
港創人•講香港地 (Snapask創辦人Timothy Yu)
24 April 2020
Timothy has launched Snapask in HK since 2015, and the business has been expanded to 8 regions! What if Timothy did not pick HK as a starting point? Would his company get the same brilliant result?
港創人•講香港地 (DayDayCook創辦人Norma Chu)
22 April 2020
Born in Hong Kong, who graduated in the US, Norma finally established her business in HK in 2012. Norma has even brought DayDayCook to Shanghai and entered China Market. How did she well use the benefits in HK to develop the business?
港創人•講香港地 (SHOPLINE聯合創辦人Tony Wong)
21 April 2020
Tony was born in South America and grew up in Canada. When he was still studying in school, Tony loved to spend his summer vacation in HK. Tony even selected HK to start his internship! How is HK from Tony’s point of view?
港創人•講香港地 (SHOPLINE聯合創辦人Fiona Lau)
20 April 2020
When it comes to starting a business, the first place you may think of should be Silicon Valley in the United States. However, after years of technological development and increase of informational transparency, people can get details and resources easily. Establishing a new business is no longer restricted to be carried out in one location! Although Hong Kong is a small city, some people still choose it to kickoff their start-up life. Do you still have doubts about starting the adventure in HK? We are happy to have Fiona (Co-Founder of SHOPLINE) to share her view !
16 April 2020
Snapask is a mobile app that allows students to ask questions with a snapshot and then matches them with a tutor within 5 - 10 seconds to have an instant learning session one-on-one. Snapask founded by Timothy in 2015. Timothy was a tutor when he was a university student. He realized that students liked asking questions through an online platform; that's why he established Snapask. Snapask is now serving over 3 million students with more than 350,000 tutors in 8 Asian regions!
First Code Academy 創業故事
9 April 2020
First Code Academy由Michelle Sun係2013年創立，致力培養小朋友嘅程式力，向佢哋推廣程式教育，包含手機應用程式編寫、3D列印製作、動畫製作等等相關科技。Michelle希望能夠培養小朋友獨立思考嘅能力，培育佢哋成為具創造力同實踐力嘅領導人。First Code Academy嘅學生已經超過10,000人喇！業務亦都衝出香港，去到新加坡同台灣！
First Code Academy was founded by Michelle Sun in 2013. She aims to challenge students to think, act responsibly, and be creative leaders in the digital era. Apart from offering coding and STEM courses, Michelle and her team also develop curriculums for students to learn computational thinking, including mobile applications, games, 3D Printing, and animation. There are over 10,000 students from age 4 and above in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan!
Prenetics Circle DNA 創業故事
2 April 2020
Prenetics Circle DNA係由Danny Yeung於2014年成立，係東南亞地區領先嘅基因測試/數碼化醫療保健公司。原先Prenetics Circle DNA都只係同保險公司合作，為保單受保人提供服務。但依家一般消費者都可以輕易買到測試套裝，只需要花30秒，係口中拎少少樣本，寄番去實驗室，大概等18個工作日，你就可以了解基因點樣影響自己嘅飲食，藥物反應，疾病同癌症風險！係咪好犀利呢？公司到現時為止已經有超過5000萬美金嘅融資！真係超强呀！
Danny Yeung founded Prenetics Circle DNA in 2014. It is a leading genetics testing / digital health company in Southeast Asia. Prenetics Circle DNA started out working with insurance companies by helping their policyholders get genetic tests. Now, their product offerings have expanded to allow consumers to get tested easily by purchasing a kit. With a simple saliva sample, individuals can discover how their genes affect their diet, drug response, disease, and cancer risk. As of today, Prenetics Circle DNA has raised more than US$50M in funding.
27 March 2020
DayDayCook is the largest cooking multimedia platform in Hong Kong, it is also loved by many overseas Chinese around the world with their original recipe video content. Norma, a passionate home-made chef, founded DayDayCook in 2012. When Norma was still in the banking industry, she started executing her vision of creating an influential cooking and lifestyle brand by doing everything, from creative to marketing, all by herself. Today DayDayCook service over 50M fans worldwide across many countries. How did Norma build DayDayCook from a one-woman-band operation to a team of 200+ employees?
23 March 2020
SHOPLINE係一個智慧開店平台，幫助中小企業成立網上商店。 Fiona同Tony係2013年於香港創立SHOPLINE，短短6年，團隊由3人變成300人，業務由香港擴展到全亞洲10個國家地區，已經有超過20萬個品牌使用平台成功開店喇！ 到底兩位創業者，點樣踏出創業的第一步？佢哋又有咩獨特嘅營運管理概念值得我哋借鏡呢？ 咁精彩的創業故事，你又點可以錯過呢？
SHOPLINE is a robust platform that helps SMEs to start an online business. Fiona and Tony founded SHOPLINE in Hong Kong in 2013. Within 6 years, the team grew from 3 people to 300 staff, the company expanded from Hong Kong to 10 regions in Asia, over 200,000 merchants have successfully started their online shops with the platform!