In this week’s chapter 28 entrepreneurs share their tips and advice for relocating to Hong Kong. — You need to choose reliable service partners carefully, especially for those important office and professional services that are core to a start-up’s success. Reliable and experienced service partners can give you the right direction and accurate advice from a local perspective, not only helping you in the business start-up stage, but also saving you hassles with company maintenance like financial work (accounting, audit arrangement, tax filing, etc.), payroll & HR, legal aspects and most pivotally – complying with Hong Kong business rules in...Continue Reading →
Patti, please introduce yourself… My name is Patti Hunt and with my co-founder Kristin Low, we founded On-off Design & Technology, an experience design and service innovation company based in Hong Kong. Prior to founding On-off, I held senior positions as Head of Strategic Design, Service Design Director and User Experience (UX) consultant for companies in Australia and Hong Kong. I’ve worked with a variety of global corporations and startups to help them design their products, services and business models. I believe most successful business people have the heart of a designer, the mind of an engineer and the spirit...Continue Reading →
38 Australian entrepreneurs share their insights into relocating to Australia. Stay tuned for part two of the Australian report next week, and the remaining 20 countries we will be rolling out over the coming weeks and months. Last but not least, we would like to give a special thanks to our friends over at ECompanies for making the Australian guides possible. If you are need help with setting up a company in Australia, these are your guys. This is what the amazing entrepreneurs in Australia had to say… — Australia has a few different startup hubs, namely Brisbane, Sydney and...Continue Reading →
E-mail is a very effective way to reach your viewers as it goes directly to them. It is more personal than Social Media and does not get lost in news feeds and timelines. You just need to make sure that when you are broadcasting a message to your subscribers that they aren’t looking at you as if you are a stranger. You need to set a day each week that you will e-mail your subscribers and make sure you keep the quality consistent. Keep it simple enough to read (not too wordy), and make sure that the viewer of your...Continue Reading →
Tim, please introduce yourself… I’m a native New Yorker who’s lived in Asia now for 5 years. After graduating from Yale, armed with a degree in History, I went to Beijing for one intense year of Mandarin study. Afterwards, I got a job with Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong where after almost two years, I made the decision to start my own company and voila. LuxTNT.com! Although I knew very little about women’s fashion (coming from a family of 3 boys), luckily I have two partners who are experts and who leave me to focus on business strategy, the technology...Continue Reading →
Greg, please introduce yourself… My Brazilian nickname, “e-Gringo”, captures me well. I left my home near the University of California at Berkeley for Tokyo at age 20 and haven’t back since. There is magic when you can bring technology from one region of the world to the next, adding a little local spice. After Tokyo, I participated in eBook startups spanning Shanghai, NYC and now São Paulo. The intersection between media and high-tech has always interested me and once I laid my eyes on the first eReader at Sony’s HQ, I knew this would be my future. What’s the story...Continue Reading →
Ross, please introduce yourself… My name is Ross Cranwell, and I’m from Dublin, Ireland. I’ve been living in Shanghai for 9 years and have been working in startups and marketing for over 9 years. What’s the story behind creating People Squared? When I was looking to do my first startup, I had the pleasure of running into Bob Zheng, who was looking to build a community in Shanghai. I was looking for a way to work outside of the house, but not in a coffee shop, and Bob wanted to connect with entrepreneurs, both local and foreign. After meeting through...Continue Reading →
1. Get uncomfortable and meet at least 5 new people per week. When you are starting a business it is very easy to dive into work so much that days can go by without interacting with anyone new. You have to put yourself in situations where you can meet new people. Introduce yourself, ask people questions and see how you can help one another. 2. FOLLOW UP! Biggest mistake people make is that they collect a business card but never follow up. Find them on twitter. Send them a quick email. Pick up the phone and leave them a message...Continue Reading →
Mark, please introduce yourself… We are a Singapore based 3D Print service provider. We provide 3D Printing, 3D Design, Modeling, 3D Scanning, prototyping and mass manufacturing services to businesses and consumers in Singapore and South East Asia. Myself and Hayden are the founders of 3D Matters Private Limited. Hayden holds a diploma in Polymer & Live Science, and a Degree in Mass Communications, Majored in Journalism. She worked in defence science industry and went on to work in Advertising prior to starting 3D Matters. My background is an Aerospace Engineer, having worked in aircraft maintenance industry before this. What’s the...Continue Reading →
Lucas, please introduce yourself… I co-founded TMI Holding, an incubator focused on Internet and mobile startups in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia on Feb, 2012 as the CEO/Partner. This is my second venture since 2005. Before TMI, I served 6 years as a partner at a VC firm based in Taiwan and Beijing where I was involved in Kaifu’s Innovation Works, especially in early projects. This also inspired the founding of TMI Holding. I was the lead of investment in technology fields which meant I got the chance to build a network of hardware and technology companies that benefits to...Continue Reading →
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