Grab a RISE ticket before it all kicks off
–Some of our team are already making their way to Hong Kong for RISE. There will be an astounding 500 startups exhibiting over the 2 days. We’ve showcased a couple that are up to some really interesting things in areas like sport, agtech, sport, big data, gaming, real estate, and medtech. You’ll find a list below highlighting where many of the startups are from. In this we’ve included a special list of the startups coming from Hong Kong itself. Make sure to stop by and speak to these companies person, learn about what they’re doing and ask some hard questions.
Coachbase – SportCoachbase are a Nike+ accelerator company powered by Techstars. Their app has been the no.1 paid sports app across 3 platforms: iOS, Android and Mac. CEO Keith Rumjahn has worked as a software developer and coached a U14 basketball team in Toronto. When the iPhone came out, he programmed the first version of the app himself. Coachbase’s goal is to empower greatness in coaching by giving the tools and resources to coaches so they can focus on what’s most important: developing their players into leaders.
Sisense – Big DataLike the Robin Hood of the BI world, Sisense brings data justice to everyone so it’s not just companies with deep pockets and endless resources that have the joy of understanding their data and making informed decisions. Using unique technology, it provides a complete analytics solution in one product that’s made for business users. They say it’s as affordable as humanly possible. The Wall Street Journal have said that Sisense is “creating a stir in the world of BI”.
Player.me – Gaming
Player.me provides the gaming community with a central web presence where all fans can connect with them across the web. Gamers, developers and networks can connect with gamers, market themselves, grow their fanbase and take part in exclusive events. Features of Player.me include a page which can features social feeds and plans to incentivise players with early access to new games.
Agrimap – AgTechAgrimap is a 100% New Zealand-developed company. With the arrival of cloud computing, the next step was to make the maps interactive and readily available. In 2013, Agrimap teamed up with a group of farmers and their consultant to design map centric farm management software. Agri360 was born. Extensive market research proved it had to be easy to cover all the bases of farm management. The team approached Matt, the man for the job. It was challenge accepted. 2014 saw the launch of Agri360.
Prenetics – MedTechPrenetics is a DNA bio-technology company focused on providing parents a higher level of pre-natal care which is highly accurate, safe, and non-invasively. They’ve raised $2.7m of funding in one round, which is pretty cool as you don’t often hear of 5-year-old companies raising multi-million dollar seed rounds. This company has some impressive talent, including CEO Danny Yeung, who led Groupon’s East Asia business before. Last year they launched ‘Prenetics V’, a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test that uses DNA to test for 16 different health conditions in a fetus. Amazing.
Vendorable – Real EstateVendorable wants to help property vendors find the right agent through access to data. The platform aims to help agents find clients in different areas and vendors find the most competitive agents. So how does it work? A vendor lists their property which real estate agents then ‘bid’ on to be appointed to the sale. They provide an appraisal, commission, costs, sample material, sales strategy and a pitch. How do they make money off it? The platform takes a commission of 5.5 percent from agents upon the completion of a sale.
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