Top 5 events and places every HK Start-up needs to be
Hong Kong is a hub for creativity, inspiration and opportunities. If you have an idea in Hong Kong chances are there is someone that will support and back you – that’s if you know how to find them. Events and workshops are going on all over the city, and if you’re serious about your latest idea you’ll want to be seen at all of these.
CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community. Attendees gather in cities around the world to enjoy fresh coffee, friendly people, and an international array of breakfast foods. Volunteer hosts and their team members organize local chapters that not only celebrate a city’s creative talent but also promote an open space to connect with like-minded individuals. Talks range from design legends to hometown heroes, speakers are selected by each chapter based on a global theme. Established in November of 2014, Hong Kong is one of CreativeMornings’ newest family members and holds a talk the last Friday of every month. With free breakfast and coffee along with amazing networking opportunities and inspirational speakers, this is easily one of the best regular events to attend in Hong Kong.
Co-working space events
Co-working spaces are all the range in Hong Kong, and with them comes hundreds of events each year. A hub for creatives, co-working spaces allow you to work in an office full of people from a range of different professional and personal backgrounds. With Wi-Fi, locker, hot desks and more included in a monthly fee, they usually turn out to be more cost effective and a lot more inspirational than standard offices. From coding courses to networking parties and everything in between, you are sure to find something helpful and rewarding at any of these locations.
Note: (If you are a member you get preferential rates and spots in many places)
Produced by the team behind Web Summit, In 5 short years it’s become Europe’s largest tech conference which last year attracted 42,000 attendees from 134 countries around the world. In May, people from the world’s biggest companies and most exciting start-ups came to Hong Kong to share their stories and experiences. They were joined by major global media, hundreds of investors and thousands of attendees for three days of legendary networking. Keep your eye on the date for 2017.
Start-up Grind is the largest independent start-up community, actively educating, inspiring, and connecting 400,000 founders in over 200 cities. They nurture startup ecosystems in 85 countries through events, media, and partnerships with organizations like Google for Entrepreneurs. Events in Hong Kong including talks on women in tech, travel apps, LinkedIn tips and more. Visit the website to look and up and coming events.
Mettā is an entrepreneurs’ club that connects people, ideas and resources. They believe that by bringing startup communities and ecosystems closer together, great things can happen. Set on the 21st floor of the ever-evolving California Tower, this startup heaven comes equipped with its own coffee academics and the opportunity to make your ideas reality. They hold weekly events to help to start up community and fun events to bring the creatives of Hong Kong together. If you want to become a member you have to be invited by an existing one, but some events are open to all.
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