On August 17, 2017, Silicon Valley Forum and Invest HK, who help companies set up business and expand to Hong Kong, partnered to co-host “Gateway to Asia: Hong Kong’s Thriving Tech Scene.” Hong Kong has been an important economic hub in Asia for centuries; as technology changes economies across the world and opens up new opportunities, Hong Kong’s emerging technology scene has kept pace, with innovation hubs for everything from Fintech and IoT to HealthTech and smart city solutions.
Silicon Valley Forum was excited to partner with Invest HK to host an evening event discussing the thriving tech scene in Hong Kong and the investment opportunities that exist in the market. The discussion was led by a panel of experts: Edith Yeung from 500 Startups, Christina Hsiang from Startups Greater Asia, Steve Hoffman from Founders Space, Rocky Chan from Mind Fund Group and Jenny Liu from Pillsbury Law. The speakers have all worked with cross-border investments between Hong Kong and the US, and many of them having lived and worked in both places. The event gathered more than 100 attendees at our event host Docusign in San Francisco. Expansion to Asia is important to any startup or company who looks to conquer the world!
Selected tweets from our panelists:
“Hong Kong is ideally positioned for investments—both financially and geographically. Truly the heart of Asia. ” – Keynote Speaker, Stephen Phillips, Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest HK
“Hong Kong is filled with a hunger and raw talent that’s just waiting to be discovered.” @ChHsiang – Christina Hsiang, Founder & CEO, Startup Greater Asia
“A city can only brand themselves as a “hub” if they can claim a homegrown unicorn company.”
“Hong Kong could be an interesting B2B hub,” provided it attracts the investors with enough patience. @edithyeung – Edith Yeung, Partner, 500 Startups
“Hong Kong’s #smartcity initiative is about to make it one of the best places to live as well as invest.” – Rocky Chan, Partner & CFO, Mind Fund Group
“The biggest challenge for Hong Kong startups: the taxes are low, the real estate is high, and it’s a small market.” @CaptainHoff – Steve Hoffman, Captain & CEO, Founders Space
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