Saturday, October 31 - December 1, 2015
Applications have closed
Pre-acceleration program comes to Hong Kong
The program is designed in such a way that founders are able to continue building their product, since it's a part time program, that consists of 3-hour weekly sessions for 6 weeks. The program is free of charge and no equity is taken. Check out the session breakdown and post-program benefits.
If you have questions, check out our FAQs to understand whether Startup Next is a good fit for your startup. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with other questions.
Startup Next Hong Kong is a Techstars Community Program and is run in a collaboration with Nest VC and a number of community partners, venues and the most amazing people helping level up startups and entrepreneurs.
We're proud to team up with some of the greatest co-working spaces in Hong Kong to host our teams for each session. Founders will discover Blueprint, Brinc.io, KPMG and DBS.
Even though Startup Next is part of Techstars, it’s not exclusively preparing startups for Techstars accelerator programs. Over time we have built a strong network of accelerators and investors worldwide and work closely with them to refer our accelerator/investor-ready alumni.
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Saturday October 31st
Tuesday November 3rd
Tuesday November 10th
Monday November 16th
Tuesday November 24th
Tuesday December 1st
Speakers and Mentors
Techstars创业項目發展經理（大中華區）/ Regional Development (Greater China), Techstars Startup Programs
Co-Founder of W Hub, a profile-driven platform that showcases the team behind the startup, W Hub lets startups share their company mission, products and current job openings. While startups can’t always offer the most attractive of compensation packages, they can provide perks such as flexibility, great work hours and the opportunity to make a positive impact on society.
Co-Founder of womenwhocodehk.com, a non-profit organization which inspires women to excel in careers in technology. Women Who Code’ gathers every month and serves as a source of inspiration to other women in tech, with varied topics every month, including in web development. ‘Women Who Code’ has informative talks, exciting hackathons and collaborative forums for women in tech to learn and share from one another.
Business and Product Director of Dragon Law
Before co-founding Dragon Law, she worked at Mayer Brown JSM as an intellectual property lawyer in Hong Kong and was also qualified to practise in England and Wales.
Entrepreneur, HK China based Angel Investor, CEO @ NEST Investments + Founder of creative agency Fluid
Born Singaporean; bred around the world (Hong Kong, China, USA, UK and Japan), Calista is a multi-faceted, multi-lingual individual with unique experiences and a diverse outlook on life. She started her first company, a restaurant, at 18, opened her second cafe at 20, dabbled in Law and Psychology for awhile before returning to her roots as an entrepreneur again at age 26, with Anything But Salads.
Her laptop is her office. A cup of coffee, Anything But Salads' CACAO chocolates and meditations are her constant pleasures. Her dog and colleagues make her laugh. The vast oceans, blue skies and stoic mountains are her greatest sources of inspiration. Love is her being. Creativity is her blood. Change is her path.
When she is not working on Anything But Salads, Calista runs a spiritual healing business, is a certified Akashic Records Consultant of Journey to the Heart, and leads meditation classes and workshops weekly.
Director / Adjunct Assistant Professor / Co-founder, Idea Mill Limited / PolyU SD / Dim Sum Labs (hackerspace)
He holds a B.S. Engineering degree from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. from University of Pennsylvania in Systems Engineering.
He is an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Design of HK Polytechnic University, instructor for the Gifted and Talented Program at the Chinese University, founder of Idea Mill Ltd. and Dim Sum Labs, advisor to Floship Ltd., Jobdoh.com, IU travel, and 巧克力（深圳）科技有限公司.
He also acts as mentor and judge at several entrepreneurship organisations such as PolyU micro fund, Chinese U+Google EYE, Startup Weekend, Bootcamp/AcceleratorHK, and StartLab.
He has worked as a senior executive with various multinational corporations in sectors such as real estate development, private equity and media. Since unintentionally starting his first venture at 14, he has also co-founded businesses in sectors including media, sports apparel, technology and real estate, and across Europe and the Middle East.
Vincent is looking to get familiar with, and to participate in the start up ecosystem in Hong Kong and to accompany start-up teams alongside their strategy development journeys.
Expertise: start-up coaching, mentorship, angel investing, sustainability, manufacturing and running accelerators. Interests: social impact investing.
As a founding team member of Apple’s global SMB channel and founder of their first Entrepreneurship Evangelism channel, Bay has partnered with the world’s best founders, venture capitalists, and accelerators to identify and solve their most pressing strategic issues. With 8 software and 11 hardware portfolio holdings, he’s successfully made the transition from digital to physical and from San Francisco to Asia.
As a regular mentor for Chinaccelerator, the Thiel Foundation, and other startup ecosystems in Asia, Bay is passionate about investing in founders with a global vision. He speaks regularly at conferences, most recently at Web Summit, Echelon, RISE and LAUNCH, Hong Kong’s inaugural consumer IoT Summit.
Program Sponsors and Partners
The Startup Next Hong Kong team is grateful for the support of local community partners without whom this event would not be possible.
Learn how to become a sponsor here.