Announcing a Week of Amazing Startup Events in Hong Kong

Anna O'Hare
Published on July 20, 2015

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RISE may be taking place on July 31 and August 1, but we have a whole week of great events running in Hong Kong in the build up. We have teamed up with Hong Kong’s leading startup evangelist’s, Startups HK, and the wider startup community in HK to extend RISE beyond the 2 conference days. In truth, we’ll be taking over the city for a whole week. Whether you’re a locally based startup or flying into town a few days early, get yourself to some of these awesome startup gatherings. Check out the full schedule of events below. More to follow over the coming days.

Monday, July 27

Fireside Chat with Paddy Cosgrave of Web Summit and Rise Conference
Casey Lau, Startups HK Co-founder and Softlayer Catalyst Community Manager will sit down with Paddy Cosgrave and talk about all things Web Summit. They’ll discuss Ireland, Europe, Silicon Valley, Asia, back-breaking scalability, network science and all the emails you’ve been getting about RISE. For more and to book your place see here. Where: Blueprint – 16/F Cornwall House. Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road When: Monday, July 27, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT) blue
Gormei.com Dinner
Get set for RISE by meeting up with fellow start-ups, investors and media. Taste Hong Kong’s biggest range of Belgian beers topped off with a delicious dinner in a buzzing European bistro. On entering, you’ll see an authentic Belgian-style bar stocked with four of the best Belgian beers on tap.

For more info see the Event page here.

Where: Frites Quarry Bar, Oxford House, Taikoo Place, 979 King’s Road, Island East When: Monday, July 27, 2015 from 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM (HKT) frit

Tuesday, July 28

FinTech Startups
Join Mikaal Abdulla of 8 Securities, a global financial services company for a deep dive into the opportunities and challenges of Fintech in Asia. We’re talking everything from idea inception to building a team, raising venture capital to growth and considering liquidity options. For more info and to book your place see the Event page here. Where: Garage Society DVR, 9F, 33 Des Voeux Road Central, Hong Kong Island, Hong Kong When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT) garage
StartWare HK Showcase
Building a viable IoT business is challenging. Bay and Nick at Brinc will walk through the fundamentals of what it takes to bring an IoT concept from vision to reality and the critical role Asia plays in ensuring IoT products get developed and distributed. For more info and to book your place please see the Event page here. Where: Brinc IoT Hub, 7th Floor, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St, Hong Kong When: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT)

Wednesday, July 29

Startup Lessons Learned Fireside Chat
An interesting fireside chat with Startup Weekend Alumni about their experiences with failure, pivots and team fights. These lessons learned in startups will be brought to you by the organisers of Postmortem Conference. For more info see the Event page here. Where: The Hive Wan Chai, 23 Luard Road, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (HKT)
Hong Kong’s #WomenInTech: Showcase & Panel
SHOWCASE will see 7 startups with female founders introduce their products within 90 seconds. The panel will feature 3 speakers: Catherine Tan (founder of Notey), Michelle Sun (founder, of First Code Academy), Emmanuelle Norchet (GM at Investable) For more info see the Event page here Where: The Vault, Basement, OTB Building, 160 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai.  When: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 09:30 PM (HKT)

Thursday, July 30

Startup Pub Crawl

Join our famous pub crawl taking place for the first time in Hong Kong. Bono has led a Pub Crawl, as has King Joffrey. Tesla’s Elon Musk, Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, Netflix’s Reed Hastings and thousands more have all been on one. Join one and you never know who you’ll meet.

Sign up for the RISE Pub Crawl here.
Top Women Startups: What do they do and Why you should Invest
This event will showcase three successful female entrepreneurs sharing their stories and ideas. The panel will highlight differences and commonalities between male and female-led start-ups, as well as investor perspectives on how these are evaluated. As part of the session, the audience will also participate in a live crowdfunding event.
For more info see the Event page here
Where: KPMG, 23/F Hysan Place, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM (HKT)
Property Tech Forum
Join Asif Ghafoor of Spacious, an Asia-focused property tech company and a panel of industry experts for a deep dive into the opportunities and challenges of PropTech in Asia. For more info and to book your place please see here Where: Solas, The Centrium, 60 Wyndham St, Central Hong Kong, Hong Kong When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT)
Startup Siu Yeh

After the RISE Pub Crawl come out and try the some delicious Hong Kong food at Startup Siu Yeh – powered by SoftLayer Catalyst. For more info and to book your place see here.

Where: Tsui Wah Restaurant, 15-19 Wellington Street, Hong Kong Island When: Thursday, July 30, 2015 from 10:00 PM to 12:00 AM (HKT)

Friday, July 31

Startup Tram
The very first Startup Tram in Hong Kong sponsored by SoftLayer Catalyst. Get on the tram and pitch investors and media while you network with other startups. You’ll enjoy an amazing view from Sheung Wan to Causeway Bay. Bring your camera, your iPad and your best elevator pitch. For more info and to book your place please see here. Where: Hong Kong Tramways Ltd When: Friday, July 31, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT) tramway
Notey Happy Hour
Join us at Bungalow – one of Hong Kong’s most happening venues – and let loose with founders, VCs, tech influencers, bloggers, social media peeps – you name it! Let us put a drink in your hand (first one’s on the house). For more info and to book your place please see here. Where: Bungalow, G/F The Centrium, 60 Wyndham Street, Central When: Friday, July 31, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (HKT)
Tuspark Music IoT Fest
Join the inagural tech, IoT and music party – the city’s premier tech and networking night event. Don’t miss the demos, networking and solid beats. For more info and to book your place please see here. Where: Fly Club, G/F, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong When: Friday, July 31, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT)
Alive Not Dead Ferry Party
Join us on a specially chartered star ferry boat for an exclusive Victoria Harbour cruise with drink, music and networking. Enjoy the million dollar views on this piece of Hong Kong history while rubbing shoulders with fellow RISE delegates, the local startup community and some of Hong Kong’s artists. For more info and to book your place please see here Where: Central Ferry Pier No.7 (Star Ferry Pier) When: Friday, July 31, 2015 from 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM (HKT)

Saturday, August 1

Gormei Presents Startup Dim Sum
You want Dim Sum? You got it – the fanciest in HK with a room full of startup founders. Social Place aims to provide diners with a chic, vibrant, cozy dining venue for the energetic Central neighborhood. For more info and to book your place please see here. Where: Social Place, 2/F, L Place, 139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong When: Sunday, August 1, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (HKT)
RISE Drink Session by Vectr Ventures
Vectr invites you to enjoy a drink with our team after RISE. For more info and to book your place please see here. Where: Stockton, 32 Wyndham Street, Central When: Saturday, July 31, 2015 from 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM (HKT)