A Button to Control your World

A Button to Control your World

August 1, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

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Yesterday was amazing. The feedback has been brilliant so far. Keep it coming. Again, some of our top picks that you don’t want to miss today.

Flash Link: A button to control your world by Misfit

Sonny Vu 
Misfit is an award-winning wearable and smart-home products company. Previous ventures included founding companies like AgaMatrix and FireSpout. Sonny has a deep love of language, resulting in him earning a PhD in Linguistics, whilst working with Noam Chomsky! Check out his demo of Misfit’s newest product – a small wearable button with a lot of different functions. 11:10am, Machine Stage.



RISE will see a number of firsts, including the inaugural winner of PITCH hosted by Google for Work. The top 3 companies from the qualifying rounds pitch to a panel of judges including the likes of:

  • Ricky Japour, MD of Google Cloud Platform for Asia Pacific and Japan
  • Sonny Vu, CEO at Misfit
  • Ulrich Jing, MD & VP of JP Morgan Chase Asia Pacific
  • Kevin Prior, Global Head of Marketing for FbStart
Centre Stage, 11:40am.

First steps, how to grow a company in online infant care

Liu Nan – Founder & CEO – MIA
Liu Nan is the founder and CEO of MIA, the biggest online baby and maternal store in China. MIA or Miyabaobei has completed 3 rounds of financing up to $100 million from H Capital, Sequoia Capital and ZhenFund. Liu Nan will discuss how the infant care market is now using e-commerce to tap into a multi million dollar market. Centre Stage, 2:15pm.


Have fun out there and we’ll see you tonight at Night Summit.

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.